Friday, April 26, 2013

Whoops...We almost forgot Musicals!!

All these letters and polls but we almost forgot musicals! How could we? Musicals are awesome, especially when they are done well. In my opinion, some of the best musicals ever made are: 

The Sound of Music: I watched this about a billion times as a kid. The tunes are all really catchy and it's an awesome, inspiring story. What's not to love? 

Moulin Rouge: This movie is a crazy extravagant feast for the eyes. One of the most beautifully visual films I've ever seen AND it's got a truly epic love story. And Ewan McGregor. :)

Chicago: Who knew watching a bunch of murderers sing and dance could be so much fun? 

Les Miserables: I'm cheating. I haven't actually seen this yet. I watched another version of it years ago, and I remember loving the story. My family used to perform shows in nursing homes and my daughter (who was four at the time) always sang Castle on a Cloud. I have a soft spot for Cosette. Can't wait to see this. 

Grease: LOVE this movie. If you think about it, it's such a horrible message. Give up your identity to date the boy you like! haha. But Olivia Newton John and John Travolta were so awesome in this and the songs were so catchy that it will always be one of my favorite films. 

Which one is your favorite out of the ones I named? Is there another one you'd have added to the list? 


  1. I've always liked the music to The Phantom of the Opera.

  2. Grease and Sound of Music would be my top pics.

  3. I feel kind of Sad Panda, but I've only seen Moulin Rouge so that gets my vote... Don't hit me lol

  4. Phantom of the Opera is my all-time favourite musical! Though Les Mis (on stage, not so much the movie for me) is good as well.

    Other favourite musicals for my include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver!, and Sweeney Todd.

  5. sweeney todd... repo man: genetic opera... little shop of horrors... on the creepier side of musicals.... though for your list and choice... go grease lightening...

  6. Cynthia--I like the music, but I wasn't overly fond of the movie.

    Sheena--Two great ones!

    Jak--Moulin Rouge is my favorite out of all of them, so no hitting! :)

    Mere--I've never seen either of those on stage, although I would love to. I wasn't overly impressed with Phantom when it came out in the movies, although I'm sure in person it would be an entirely different experience.

    Jeremy--I still have to see Sweeney Todd. I've been meaning to watch it forever!

  7. Hi Karen .. I haven't see Les Mis - must get to see it sometime soon. I loved Moulin Rouge, and Grease - as you say infectious all the way and for always ..

    Cheers Hilary