Comic books, science-fiction dystopias, and B-movies of the 1960s are not obvious subjects for Broadway musicals, but geek culture and the Great White Way have intersected with surprising frequency throughout the years. A few weeks ago, ABC announced a new musical comedy Galavant which promises to satirize medieval legends and the knight’s quest. In honor of Galavant, here is a countdown of my top 10 geek musicals.
Rachel Kolb is a Disney fangirl, Swan Queen shipper, and life-long Broadway nerd with an encyclopedic knowledge of original Broadway cast recordings. She is currently a staff writer at JustPressPlay.net and a contributor to Sound on Sight. She is also the creator of LudusNYC.com, a website celebrating Broadway theater that offers tips on making theater-going more affordable. Since the fall of 2013 she has been a regular co-host on The Disney Film Project podcast, a show dedicated to reviewing every film released by the Walt Disney Company, from the classic animated features to Pixar and LucasFilm. She can be found on Twitter @rachelekolb and @LudusNYC.