Best musicals of all time

We asked: What’s your favourite musical?
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Mamma Mia! Just after retiring, I landed the role of Donna in our local theatre production. COVID put us on hold three weeks before opening night.
Susan McCourt
(District 19 Hastings and Prince Edward)

1960, The Music Man on Broadway. 1987, Cats, in Toronto.
Patti Bland
(District 20 Frontenac, Lennox and Addington)

Evita. Don’t cry for me, Argentina!
Anne Harrison
(District 16 City of Toronto)

Come from Away. An incredible story.
Sally-Anne Morse
(District 36 Peterborough)

Come from Away. It makes me feel proud to be Canadian.
Linda Diane Murray
(District 17 Simcoe County)

Mary Poppins!
Nancy Dalrymple
(District 28 Region of Durham)

Mamma Mia!, Sound of Music, Come from Away.
Nancy Stepien
(District 31 Wellington)

Phantom of the Opera.
Joanne Forster
(District 33 Chatham-Kent)

Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia! But I’m also a fan of Gypsy, as I was in the pit band in high school when we put it on.
Lorraine Knowles
(District 36 Peterborough)

Come from Away was marvellous!
Anne Mackay
(District 28 Region of Durham)

The original West Side Story.
Connie Keeler
(District 17 Simcoe County)

Jesus Christ Superstar.
Joan Swenor-Wolfe
(District 22 Etobicoke and York)

Phantom of the Opera.
Diane Sergeant
(District 11 Waterloo Region)

I saw Sting’s musical, The Last Ship, a couple of years ago. And, of course, Sting was in it. I unashamedly managed to get his autograph at the back door of the theatre.
Linda Skeries
(District 17 Simcoe County)

Les Mis is number one, as it was the common, principled people versus the so-called elite.
Rich Prophet
(District 3 Algoma)

Les Mis, Come from Away, Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Trudy Kaman
(District 23 North York)

Wicked.
Carla Waites
(District 11 Waterloo Region)

Phantom of the Opera and Nightmare Before Christmas.
Bill Rivers
(District 14 Niagara)

The Who’s Tommy.
Jean Barton
(District 28 Region of Durham)

West Side Story.
Suzanne Dashney
(District 28 Region of Durham)

Fiddler on the Roof.
Janet McNeil
(District 11 Waterloo Region)

Man of La Mancha.
Dorothy McHenry
(District 15 Halton)

Wicked.
Beth Trottier
(District 7 Windsor-Essex)

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