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World Map Shows the Top  Musical Production in Every Country (Your News)

World Map Shows the Top Musical Production in Every Country (Your News)

By Andrew Stuckey

Plus… The 100 most searched for musicals in the world over the past fifteen years

TicketSource has scoured the globe to reveal the Top Musical in every country of the world.

Using unique data gathered from Google Trends and Adwords, the ticketing tech company has found the top three most searched musical productions in every country.

The interactive online maps allow visitors to simply hover over a country to reveal the top musical.

The Top 100+ Musicals in the World

Using a unique index scoring system** TicketSource has also predicted the 106 most searched for musical productions in the world over the past fifteen years.

Disney dominates the very top echelons, with first-place took up by Elton John’s blockbuster The Lion King, with High School Musical coming in a close second, even though it’s limited to junior performances. The legendary musical composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, sees his School of Rock making up the top three.

Having been recorded in a whopping eight different languages, Notre-Dame de Paris is fourth on the list. Even though it failed to live up to the hype, particularly in the West End, it’s clearly still popular amongst French-speaking countries and Asia. The much-loved and well-travelled Cats completes the top five.

Despite its recent rise to worldwide popularity, Lin-Manual Miranda’s phenomenon Hamilton doesn’t have quite enough punch (at least yet) to break the top ten, coming in twelfth position behind musical stalwarts such as Wicked, Chicago, Les Misérables and Abba-inspired Mamma Mia!

You can find the ‘Top 20 Most Searched for Musicals’ over the past fifteen years by visiting the online league table, with the full list of 106 musicals… plus all of the other interactive maps – and lots more – at:

Snapshot: The top-50 most-searched for musical productions in the world over the last fifteen years are…

  1. The Lion King
  2. High School Musical
  3. School of Rock
  4. Notre-Dame de Paris
  5. Cats
  6. Wicked
  7. Chicago
  8. Rock of Ages
  9. Les Misérables
  10. Mamma Mia!
  11. Shrek: The Musical
  12. Hamilton
  13. Matilda: The Musical
  14. Hair
  15. Jesus Christ Superstar
  16. My Fair Lady
  17. Aladdin
  18. Evita
  19. Romeo and Juliet
  20. A Bronx Tale
  21. Grease
  22. Dracula el Musical
  23. Charlie and the Choc’ Factory
  24. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  25. The Phantom of the Opera
  26. Annie
  27. The Fantasticks
  28. The Sound of Music
  29. We Will Rock You: The Musical
  30. A Chorus Line
  31. Dirty Dancing
  32. Gypsy: The Musical
  33. Hairspray
  34. Legally Blonde
  35. Oklahoma!
  36. Oliver!
  37. Spring Awakening
  38. The Percy Jackson Musical
  39. Cabaret
  40. South Pacific
  41. Tarzan
  42. 14-18 musical
  43. Be More Chill
  44. Bella: An American Tale
  45. Boys in the Band
  46. Cinderella
  47. Crazy for You: The Musical
  48. Four Reigns the Musical
  49. Frozen
  50. Madiba: The Musical
TicketSource Reveals Exclusive Insights Into UK Theatre Trends (Your News)

TicketSource Reveals Exclusive Insights Into UK Theatre Trends (Your News)

By Andrew Stuckey

Online event ticketing platform, TicketSource, reveals that, for the second year running, Aladdin is the most performed theatre production in the UK, rising a massive 23% compared to the previous year.

The most popular theatre production to attend however is Jesus Christ Superstar, with 202 tickets sold per performance.
The report which analyses over 1.5 million tickets transactions from 12,500 amateur and professional theatre performances sold in the last year highlights theatre industry trends such as:

  • Most Performed Productions
  • Most Popular Productions
  • Most Performed Genre
  • Top Referral Sources
  • Average Ticket Price
  • In-House v Online Bookings
  • Seasonality

A key highlight of the report is the growing importance of event organisers using online methods to sell and promote their events, raising 3% to a total of 63% of ticket purchasers preferring to buy tickets online rather than in-house.

Online promotional methods such as Facebook also overtook more traditional methods to become the second most effective way of promoting events in the last year.

TicketSource’s Head of Marketing, Terry Rosoman, said that the report clearly shows that more event organisers are having to adapt to newer online technologies to increase awareness and ticket sales for their events.

“With the increasing amount of competition from other events, the report emphasises the importance of selling and promoting your event tickets online, which can be ready and available for purchase as soon as the event is live.”

The full TicketSource UK Theatre Event Report 2019 can be seen at: