If You Liked Dreamboats and Petticoats, You’ll Love…

With one of the West End’s most beloved long-running musicals, Dreamboats and Petticoats, now closed, here are some suggestions of shows Dreamboats fans won’t want to miss.

Singin’ in the Rain

Based on the 1952 classic film, the stage version of Singin’ the Rain has been one of the biggest hits to open in the West End. Featuring all of the movie’s memorable songs including “Good Morning,” “Broadway Melody,” and “Make ’em Laugh,” it tells the story of the silent film industry struggling to cope with the advent of sound. Hollywood’s biggest on-screen couple, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, face an uncertain future given Lina’s squeaky voice, until Don finds a young stage actress named Kathy Seldon to dub all of her lines. This stage spectacular has all the pizzazz of the film, and you won’t believe your eyes when that famous title sequence is recreated onstage (there are even splash zone seats at the front of the stalls for those who want to really be a part of the action!).

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Jersey Boys

Fans of the Dreamboats and Petticoats soundtrack will love Jersey Boys, the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Charting their rise from four unknowns in New Jersey to the height of fame in the 1960’s. Despite their often turbulent relationships behind-the-scenes, they produced some of pop’s greatest songs of all time, all of which you’ll see performed onstage with a live band, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Beggin’,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”. This smash-hit musical won both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best New Musical, and it has been a firm fixture in the West End since opening in 2008.

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Top Hat

Another classic musical that has been brought to the stage this year with wonderful results, Irving Berlin’s Top Hat waltzed its way into the West End this spring and has been delighting audiences ever since. In the 1930’s, Broadway hoofer Jerry Travers finds himself in London, and after a chance encounter with a beautiful socialite, he dances his way across Europe in pursuit of her. Featuring some of Berlin’s most iconic numbers, including “Cheek to Cheek,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” and “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails,” this charmer will have you dancing your way home.

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