Falsettos is a poignant and humorous exploration of the modern family dynamic, set against the backdrop of New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
List of Musicals Set in 1980s
The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy is based on the 1998 film of the same name.
Carrie: The Musical is based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.
Fame: The Musical is inspired by the 1980 film of the same name and follows the lives of several students attending the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.
Sunday in the Park with George revolves around the life of French Pointillist painter Georges Seurat and his struggle to complete his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
Miss Saigon is a tragic tale of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Billy Elliot: The Musical is set against the backdrop of the 1984-85 coal miners' strike in County Durham, England.
The Heart of Rock and Roll musical is inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News.
42 Balloons is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying.
MJ The Musical is a jukebox musical that celebrates the life and music of Michael Jackson.
Back to the Future: The Musical is based on the iconic 1985 film.
Diana: The Musical presents the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a dramatic portrayal.
Heathers: The Musical is based on the 1988 cult film Heathers.
Xanadu is a whimsical and vibrant musical based on the 1980 film of the same name.