The Broadway Show You Should See, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
The show must go on!
Grabbing dinner in the West Village, snapping a quick selfie in Times Square, and taking a stroll through Central Park are all part of the classic New York City experience. But there may be nothing more iconically New York than seeing a Broadway show—for locals and tourists alike. With so many musicals and plays to choose from, however, it can be difficult to know which one is worth the money. But if you're an astrology person, you're in luck: Our expert astrologers have determined the best show for each zodiac sign—so read on to find out what theater performance is in the stars for you.
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Aries: The Lion King
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are known for their leadership qualities, as well as their strong sense of self. They want to leave an impact in the world and The Lion King matches their energy perfectly.
"The character of Simba, the lion prince who grows into a powerful and brave king, will undoubtedly resonate with Aries as they'll love seeing a hero who is unafraid to take charge and fight for what they believe in," says Rachel Clare, a professional astrologist at Mystic Sense.
These fire signs are fiercely loyal—they definitely will come for you if you hurt anyone close to them—and The Lion King is full of themes of family and loyalty. The bond between Simba and his father, Mufasa, will make them reflect on their own family dynamics, so Clare says it's a must-see.
Taurus: & Juliet
Taurus are grounded individuals who like sticking to what they know. So it makes sense that a musical with a familiar storyline would be perfect for them. & Juliet has that classic Romeo and Juliet spirit with a modern twist, so they will be fully entertained without going too far out of their comfort zone.
"This musical emphasizes themes of love and romance, which are also important to Taurus individuals, being ruled by flirty Venus," Clare says. This is also a jukebox musical, so the songs are Broadway meets pop music, which can help this earth sign get in the groove.
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Gemini have very eclectic tastes, so they would probably enjoy seeing a variety of shows. They also get bored easily, so with all the Broadway classics and revivals, it's best to give them something new.
Shucked, a brand new musical about corn nonetheless, is a great match for these sociable signs. "The show has high energy, witty humor, catchy songs, and a cast of quirky characters, so even though the subject matter might seem a bit strange, Gemini can definitely count on having a great night out at this one," says Ryan Marquardt, astrologer and founder of Ryan's Astrology.
The musical takes place in Cob County, where its residents are cut off from the rest of the world by a wall of corn stalks. Marquardt says Gemini's dual personality will appreciate the clash between the rural and urban cultures—and the absurdity of it all is bound to keep them entertained.
Cancer: Kimberly Akimbo
Kimberly Akimbo, an emotionally complex and touching musical, will feed Cancer's soul in all the right ways. "This show is a perfect match for them due to the masterful ways that it explores the tender topics of family, aging, identity, and the passage of time," Marquardt says.
Cancer taps into their feelings on the regular and seeing this show will take them on a journey of self discovery and help them face their own anxieties in life.
"It's a thought-provoking show that might feel serious at first glance, but they can rest assured that they're in for an uplifting experience," he says.
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As lions themselves, you might think The Lion King would be a match made in heaven for Leo, but these folks need something with a little more drama. That's where SIX comes in. In this modern retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII, each wife is vying for the spotlight as Leos often do, so these fire signs will feel right at home.
"SIX is a bold, glitzy, empowering comedy musical that spares no expense on stage production—because it's presented in the form of a pop concert," Marquardt says.
Impressing a Leo is tough, especially when they don't like fighting anyone for attention—but these six queens will put on a show they can appreciate and enjoy. Plus, they all swap stories to determine who suffered the most under the king, and you know Leo will eat that up.
Virgo: Fat Ham
Virgo tends to be one of the more health conscious signs, valuing wellness and self-care. Clare says they'll appreciate the way Fat Ham explores themes of food, body image, and cultural identity.
The show, a comedic take on Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, challenges audiences to think critically about their relationship with food—and you know Virgo loves nothing more than analyzing something.
"Fat Ham is a play that is tightly scripted and carefully crafted, with sharp, witty dialogue and clever twists and turns," Clare says. Which is perfect for these earth signs, who are ruled by Mercury, the planet associated with communication and intellect.
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Libra: Moulin Rouge
Libra lives for a party. They also have a deep appreciation for all things aesthetically pleasing. Moulin Rouge is a musical party, essentially, with a little bit of drama, a sprinkle of emotional turmoil, and lots of love mixed in.
Clare describes the experience as "a visual feast for the eyes." The show is unique and features stunning costumes, elaborate sets, and breathtaking choreography—that will transport them to a world full of romance and indulgence.
"Moulin Rouge is a show that celebrates diversity, creativity, and individuality, and is likely to resonate with Libras who value inclusivity and celebrating differences," Clare says.
Scorpio: Sweeney Todd
Scorpio is in touch with their dark side more than any other sign, so it makes sense they'd be drawn to the macabre creepiness of Sweeney Todd. "This musical is a chilling tale of revenge, murder, and deception, which basically describes Scorpio in a nutshell," Marquardt jokes.
Sweeney Todd, the title character, is known for holding grudges against those who have wronged him—just like our dear Scorpio. While the plot seems simple at first, it's a lot more complex and intricate than you first may think.
"The intense score and rich character development will have Scorpio clutching their seat while never being able to look away for fear of missing out on an important clue," Marquardt says. Plus, the themes of obsession and betrayal will pull these water signs in without a doubt.
"The ever-restless Sag will happily sit still for this adventure, because Hadestown is a captivating excursion into a magical world," says Marquardt. "Plus, it is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, which feeds Sagittarius' innate interest in mythology."
It's a love story set in a post-apocalyptic world with music across the jazz, blues, and folk genres. As people who love to learn new things, these fire signs will appreciate the blend of cultures and influences found within the story.
"With an insatiable and optimistic desire to find more meaning in life, Hadestown's themes of perseverance and the transformational power of love will be enough to fill Sagittarius' spirit for a while," Marquardt says.
Capricorn: Book of Mormon
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet associated with structure and discipline, and it definitely shows in their personality.
"They are known for their strong sense of duty and responsibility," says Clare. "The Book of Mormon is a musical that explores themes of faith, morality, and personal responsibility, which are all important values to Capricorns."
The show may challenge them to think about their own beliefs, but it will also make them laugh like nothing else. These earth signs, while serious more often than not, do have a wicked sense of humor when they let themselves relax. "The biting wit of The Book of Mormon might be just what the Capricorn needs to unwind and let loose a little," Clare adds.
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Aquarius: Prima Facie
Aquarius are natural-born rebels who they love being unlike anyone else. In addition, they're very aware of the injustices in the world, and want to help people in any way they can. Marquardt says they will undoubtedly find a kindred spirit in Prima Facie.
The show deals with sexism and the patriarchy in the legal system, and while it might be hard for some people to handle—it might just be perfect for Aquarius.
'They are humanitarians by nature who are used to feeling like outsiders and experiencing the inequities of the world," Marquardt says. "Aquarius understands the power of a group, but they also champion the individual, so they'll be especially captivated by Prima Facie because it's a one-woman show."
Pisces: A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
As a water sign, Pisces tend to be quite in touch with their emotions, as well as very empathetic towards others.
"A Beautiful Noise is sure to tug at the heartstrings, with its heartfelt lyrics and memorable melodies, and they might find themselves swept up in the emotional energy of the show, feeling a deep connection to the music and the story it tells," Clare says.
The show also celebrates the power of creativity and self-expression—and if you know a Pisces, they're always tapping into that imaginative, artsy side.