Do you sing Hamilton in the shower? Wicked in your car? Looking for someone to relate to when you’re geeking out to musical theater? Here are the musical theater books for you.
The Alex and Eliza Trilogy by Melissa de la Cruz
One word: Hamilton. Need we say more? Ok, ok. The Alex and Eliza Trilogy is the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler reimagined by the brilliant Melissa de la Cruz, and we can guarantee it’s just what your Hamilton-obsessed heart needs (until the finale All for One hits shelves in a few days, may or may not destroy your heart…)
Dear Evan Hanson by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
If you can’t stop singing Waving Through a Window, you’ll probably find yourself humming through the soundtrack while flipping through these pages!
You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche
This beautiful novel is told by five friends chasing their dreams at a performing arts school. Each of the characters, Joy, Diego, Ethan, Liv, and Dave, will change you in their owns ways as they look back at an unexpected event that upended everything.
Hold Me Closer by David Levithan
From his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and infamous parade of ex-boyfriends, this musical is the story of Tiny Cooper’s life – and it’s the perfect melody of honesty, humor, and heart.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
Hold Me Closer originated in the story of Tiny Cooper’s best friend Will Grayson’s transformative year culminating in the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar
Everything Margo took for granted––graduating from high school, going to college, her part in Sweeney Todd this year, is called into question when she finds out that she’s a genie.
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Okay, this one isn’t exactly musical theatre, but who doesn’t love Romeo and Juliette? After all her exes seem find their one true love right after dating her, Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production.
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin
From mortifying pictures in the school newspaper to an unconventional lead role in the high school musical, Kelsey has her work cut out for her if she’s going to survive this year.
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
“Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad” is the name of the musical Julia was working on with her drama friends before she died in a car accident, and bringing it to life will be one of the most difficult, eye-opening, and occasionally hilarious experiences of her best friend Cass’s life.