The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.
Characters: Tevye, Golde, Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Yente
Songs: "Tradition," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset"
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on the book by Gregory Maguire
Story: Two unlikely friends struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to a corrupt government, and, ultimately, one's public fall from grace.
Characters: Elphaba, Glinda, Nessarose, Madame Morrible
Songs: "Popular," "For Good," "Defying Gravity"
Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins.
Inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds (the Jets from Puerto Rico and the Sharks, a Polish-American working-class group). One of the Jets falls in love with the sister of one of the Sharks.
Characters: Tony, Maria, Bernardo, Office Krupke
Songs: "Maria," "America," "Tonight," "Somewhere"