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Valentine's Day TheatreValentine's Day is upon us, and lovers everywhere are looking for the perfect date night. A show is a great addition to any night out, and with so many to choose from, there's a good fit for every couple. Cozy up next to each other and get ready to laugh, cry, and marvel at a live spectacle of your choice. Are you into dramatic plays or lighthearted musicals? Dance or acrobatics? Classic stories or quirky tales? Take your pick from this list and make this Valentine's Day one to remember.

(1) Mamma Mia! | Mamma Mia!, a Broadway staple, is a natural pick for a date night. The storyline follows a young girl who is getting married but is trying to find her dad to give her away before the big day. But her mother's former suitors and best friends drum up some romantic shenanigans that make for quite the show. And who doesn't like ABBA? | Valentine's Day Performances: Broadway; London

(2) Cirque du Soleil - The Beatles LOVE | Millions of people around the world have life-long love affairs with The Beatles, and this Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show brings their amazing music and history to life in a big way with vivid sets and costumes and amazing acrobatic performances. | Valentine's Day Performances: Las Vegas

(3) The Phantom of the Opera | The longest-running show on Broadway with over 10,000 performances, Phantom has an iconic score full of haunting and epic music and a love triangle that combines drama, longing, and danger. Heart-wrenching and beautiful, it never disappoints. | Valentine's Day Performances: Broadway; London

(4) Anything Goes | Full of romantic music by the legendary Cole Porter, Anything Goes features a few love stories, some of which end in unexpected ways. The 2011 Tony-winning Broadway revival and subsequent national tour deliver incredible tap numbers, top-notch singing, and a good dose of laughter. | Valentine's Day Performance: Dallas, TX

(5) Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella | Is there a more classic and beloved fairy tale love story? This version, originally performed on television starring a young Julie Andrews, takes the music of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein and uses it to tell a freshened up version of this favorite tale. | Valentine's Day Performance: Broadway

(6) Jekyll & Hyde | For those who enjoy the darker side of romance, Jekyll & Hyde is a good choice. The stage musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella, with music by Frank Wildhorn, was hugely successful on Broadway in its original run from 1997-2001, and the Broadway-aimed revival starring American Idol's Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and pop star Deborah Cox (Aida) revives the deadly show for new audiences. | Valentine's Day Performance: Los Angeles, CA

(7) Picnic | This Pulitzer Prize-winning play by William Inge tells the story of a normal, small-town neighborhood picnic. But it proves that love, romance, and heartache exist in everyone's backyard. | Valentine's Day Performance: Broadway

(8) Shrek | The Shrek films are some of the most successful in history, and the beloved characters come to musical life in Shrek the Musical. For a fun and family-friendly Valentine's treat, witness Shrek and Fiona fall in love all over again. | Valentine's Day Performance: Springfield, IL

(9) Nice Work If You Can Get It | This new musical built around songs by the Gershwins is a real throwback. For fans of classic-style musicals, this one is a great choice, featuring songs like "'S Wonderful" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," a nostalgic 1920s setting, and, of course, a love story or two (or three). | Valentine's Day Performance: Broadway | Read our review

(10) Romeo and Juliet - Ballet | Perhaps the quintessential lovers, Romeo and Juliet have permeated pop culture in many ways, from theatre to film to television and beyond. Their emotional story is beautifully depicted through ballet by many dance companies, so this Valentine's Day, try reliving this epic love through music and movement. | Valentine's Day Performances: Phoenix, AZ; Easton, PA; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH

(11) Once | The stage adaptation of the 2006 film of the same name, Once has taken Broadway by storm. With its touching plot and innovative musical staging, it was a hit at the 2012 Tony Awards. This quirky musical is a great chance to relish "Falling Slowly" with your sweetheart. | Valentine's Day Performance: Broadway

(12) The Addams Family | For the creepy, kooky lovers out there, The Addams Family musical provides a slightly odd and more than slightly morbid musical experience. And the main story shows Wednesday finally falling in love--with a normal boy! | Valentine's Day Performance: University Park, PA | Read our review

(13) The Lion King | Six words: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" A huge hit musical spawned from a huge hit film, The Lion King has it all: visual splendor, gorgeous music by the great Elton John, and a coming-of-age story with a romantic twist. I mean, who isn't rooting for Simba and Nala? | Valentine's Day Performances: Broadway; London; Detroit, MI

(14) Priscilla Queen of the Desert | Based on the cult classic film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the flashiest musical that has come by in a long time. Its soundtrack includes hit pop and disco songs like "I Say a Little Prayer," "I Will Survive," "Shake Your Groove Thing," "Always On My Mind" and "We Belong." And best of all, it has a lot of heart. | Valentine's Day Performance: Schenectady, NY


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