Musicals can provide that feel-good feeling we all crave from time to time, and watching them in the comfort of your own home can be an added bonus thanks to modern technology.
Just like TV series or movies, there is also a range of musicals offered through streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon or Prime Video for you to sink your teeth into.
If you’re not sure what to pick this winter, Manchester Evening News has put together a list of the best musicals on offer to help you decide.
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Burst into song or dance with some picks or get invested in a gripping storyline, this list has it all.
This 2010 musical is a chic affair that stars the legendary Cher (Tess) and Christina Aguilera (Ali) in a fight to make it big. Ali champions her conquest by working his way through the ranks under the mentorship of Tess, who plays a veteran performer. This musical can be seen on Netflix.
It cannot be a musical list without mentioning Grease. The teen classic features classic songs that have become known worldwide, including “You’re the One That I Want”. If you’re looking for a musically inspired trip down memory lane, this movie is perfect. This musical can be seen on Netflix.
Mary Poppins returns
The sequel to the classic is just as lighthearted as the original and features acting legends like Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical offers the chance to forget our worries and offers comfort. This musical can be seen on Netflix.
Created by the legendary Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, an Argentine actor who escaped poverty and eventually grew up to be the wife of President Juan Domingo Perón, played by Madonna. Watch this musical on Amazon Prime Video.
Muppets Christmas Carol
If you’re looking for a Christmas musical this year, the Muppets Christmas Carol is a surefire choice. The message of friendship, family and love transcends the musical itself. This musical can be seen on Disney Plus.
Another classic composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats is based on a collection of poems by TS Elliot. The most famous song from the musical is Memory as sung by Grizabella. It is the fourth longest-running Broadway show and is now available to watch on NOW TV.
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