2020 Shows Groups Will Not Want to Miss


By; Melissa Stanek


There is no need to head to Broadway for a thrilling show. Award-winning and critically acclaimed productions can be found across the nation. From rhythmic dance productions to musicals based on well-loved children’s novels, 2020 has a lot to offer.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Before Harry Potter, there was Matilda. Based on the successful 1988 book, this musical celebrates creativity and childhood spunk. Debuting on stage in 2010, Matilda the Musical is making its way through the amateur circuits, which only multiplies the chances of seeing this Tony-winning show. The story follows a young girl, Matilda, as she finds she is psychokinetic. Using her brilliance and newly discovered powers, she saves her school and herself from overbearing grownups. Guaranteed to be a joyous family-friendly time, Matilda the Musical will show across the nation at theatres like Atlanta Lyric Theatre – Amateur Division in Marietta, Georgia; Cedar Valley Community Theatre in Cedar City, Utah and Grandstreet Theatre in Helena, Montana.


Riverdance has been reinvented, but it is still the type of show that brings audiences to their feet. This perfectly synchronized Irish folk-dance troupe is scheduled to tour through America in 2020 from January to June. Forty-five cities, so far, have been allotted shows, and more dates are planned. Group bus tours from Maine to California have the chance to snag seats at this resurgence of the award-winning show. Bus tour planners adding Riverdance to itineraries should be on the lookout for the following symptoms in group attendees: feverish tapping of toes, dancing in their seats and the dropping of their jaws. For more information, visit riverdance.com/tours/usa.

American Ballet Theatre

Ballet is just as alive and important as ever. To wow groups that seek refinement, look no further than any of the number of ballet companies in America. Traveling across the United States in 2020, the American Ballet Theatre will rotate through well-loved classics like Swan Lake and Giselle, a pinnacle piece of work from 1841 where women dance men to death due to their fatally broken hearts. The American Ballet Theatre will stun and captivate audiences in multiple states including North Carolina, Washington D.C., Michigan and more. For more dates and productions, visit abt.org.

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