ByChelsy Scherba, writer at Creators.co
I love anime, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Writing, Reading, Dancing, and watching the latest TV shows, movies, and Listening to Music.
Chelsy Scherba

So far we've enjoyed seeing The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Grease: Live on our televisions in the past several years. I have long been a lover of theater arts, singing, and dance, so I have faithfully watched every single incarnation that has appeared on NBC and FOX. I sincerely want these productions to keep coming, so I have made a list of shows that should be considered for the next live television production!

1. Disney

Beauty and the Beast! I'll gladly be your guest.
Beauty and the Beast! I'll gladly be your guest.

ABC has yet to get in on the live musical trend, but I have a few ideas for what they should do. ABC and Disney are owned by the same company, so personally I would love to see either Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, or Aladdin live. Heck, they should do all three!

I want to be where the mermaids are...
I want to be where the mermaids are...

I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and Disney classics from the Disney Renaissance never get old for me. Not to mention, the live action Beauty and the Beast film starring Emma Watson will be coming out soon; what better way to promote the movie than to have the musical on television? Please consider this, ABC!

My third wish is to see Aladdin!
My third wish is to see Aladdin!

2. West Side Story

There's a place for us...on TV!
There's a place for us...on TV!

This is one of my favorite musicals because it has the best of everything; beautiful, soaring melodies, fabulous choreography, and a story that will break your heart. Until I get to see this production live, I will keep myself content by watching the movie for the 1000th time.

3. Wicked

Somewhere over the rainbow should be...Wicked.
Somewhere over the rainbow should be...Wicked.

I have actually never seen this musical, but I've heard so much about it and have friends who were borderline fanatical and frothing at the mouth anytime Wicked was mentioned. So, I have to recommend it to the musical producers out there. I feel it deserves to be produced on television for the 5% of people like me who haven't seen it. Why not? I might even end up frothing at the mouth once I see it.

4. The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the opera is there...inside my TV,
The Phantom of the opera is there...inside my TV,

I had the pleasure of seeing this show live on Broadway several years ago and it was definitely a treat. A live rendition of this show on television wouldn't be bad at all. Sets and costumes alone would be worth turning the channel on to watch.

5. Les Misérables

Time for revolution! On Television
Time for revolution! On Television

It might be wise to wait a few more years to produce this one for television, in light of the fantastic movie released in 2012, but I think this is a terrific musical that I would like to see on stage because the movie (and an audition I did as a child) are the only ways I'm familiar with the famous adaptation.

Well, there you have it. My top five musicals I would like to see next on live television. There are sure to be hundreds that are deserving of a production that I've never even seen or heard of, but I hope at least one of these makes it to television in the near future.

But what about you guys? If you have any suggestions for musicals you would like to see, let us know in the comments section!

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