The most popular and most-performed Polish musical of the 20th century, Metro premiered in 1991, and was the first privately-funded theatre performance in post-war Poland. The musical made waves for its modern set design and extensive (though now-dated) use of lasers. Since premiering, Metro has been performed over 2,000 times in Poland and abroad, including on Broadway in English translation (to mixed reviews). The story revolves around a group of young people in Warsaw who are just beginning their artistic careers; each has their own dreams and backstory, which lead them to an audition at a Warsaw theatre. When the audition fails, the aspiring performers organise their own musical underground in a subway station, the runaway success of which forces them to choose between financial success and the pursuit of their dreams.