The best “date night” theater shows for 2019
If you’re in a relationship and are looking for unique activities to do as a couple, why not to treat your partner to a Broadway show? Thanks to smartphones and mobile ticketing platforms, cheap tickets to the best shows for you and your partner are just a tap away.
Even if you’re not a theater buff, dinner and a show can be a fun date night and an opportunity to try something new! Unlike a movie, you’re part of a live audience, and the energy is palpable. Wondering which shows are worth your while? Take a look at our list below to get started planning an epic night out for you and your +1.
Looking for an entry-level show to dip your toe in the water? Aladdin’s catchy songs and breathtaking scenery will do the trick. Unless you lived under a rock as a child, you know the story of Aladdin, the surprisingly good-looking street urchin who becomes entangled with an unconventional princess and a mysterious hidden lamp. The live theater version takes this timeless musical to a whole new world—pun intended!—complete with everyone’s favorite genie in a bottle. The show is on the road across the U.S., so chances are good that you can relive your childhood dreams in a theater near you in 2019.
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
This inspiring story about a young songwriter and her journey toward fame will fascinate you and your partner, especially if you’ve ever had artistic aspirations yourselves! The musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 2014 and has been a massive success ever since. Featuring timeless hits like “One Fine Day” and “Natural Woman,” this legendary show is more than just a biography—it’s the story of a lifetime. If your partner loves musicals, then Beautiful won’t disappoint.
- The Phantom Of The Opera
This long-standing classic still holds up to all the fuss. Haven’t seen the 2004 Gerard Butler movie remake? Your loss, but we’ll give you a quick synopsis: the musical is about an upcoming star named Christine Daae who meets Phantom, a musical genius who lives beneath the Paris opera house and offers to help her. Phantom eventually becomes obsessed with Christine when she falls for another man, so much that his fury ends up bringing chaos to the opera house. With beloved melodies like “Music of the Night” and the show’s namesake song, “Phantom of the Opera,” you’ll be singing along by curtain call.
Hamilton is a must-watch show, especially if you’re passionate about politics and American history—or just love good music. A totally unique theater experience, the show tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton through a new lens, with the characters primarily rapping their way through history. The play covers Hamilton’s life from beginning to end along with various other characters such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Thomas Jefferson. Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has created a true masterpiece—though you’ll pay a hefty sum to enjoy it. With high demand at theaters across the country, tickets cost a pretty penny… but we think they’re worth it!
- Head over Heels
Telling the story of the all-female 1980s rock band The Go-Go’s, Head over Heels is a jukebox musical that blends comedy, music, and dancing to ignite all your senses! The hit music featured throughout the show has withstood the test of time: old is gold. Make sure you and your partner are ready to be entertained by the The Go-Go’s lyrics and amazed by the complicated tale of romance, lust, intrigue and cross-dressing. Kick up your heels and enjoy!