Musicals make me happy. Simple as that. Usually (not always) musicals are really happy, there is nearly, almost, always a happy ending and there is singing and dancing….. WHAT MORE CAN YOU WANT!!??!!
I love musicals because I am a movie nut and love to sing. I’m always singing – you can ask anyone I know – if we hang out, I’m bound to sing. I don’t what it is…what i love so much. Actually, I read somewhere that singing is actual good for your health. I dont know how or why but maybe that’s why I do it. I’m subconsciously trying to stay healthy through song. Anyway, singing just makes me happy and fluffy inside.
I would say I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to musicals, as in I pretty much love every musical I’ve ever watched. I love online musicals especially by the company Starkid. But I love musicals ranging from the 1950s to today.
One of my favourite musicals of all time is “Singin’ in the Rain”. It’s just a classic! It never gets old. It’s one of those musicals where you can watch it over and over again and never get bored. I love Gene Kelly!! Who could be considered the Prince of old hollywood musicals. I love his talent and he’s just such an inspiration to many. Other musicals he has starred in I absolutely love are; An American in Paris, Brigadoon, On the Town and many more. I remember watching Brigadoon for the first time. I was about 12 years old, just come back from holiday and it was about 1-2 in the morning and it was on BBC3 and I watched it with my dad. I stayed up to finish it, loved it so much I begged my mum for the DVD and the kind-hearted soul that she is… I received it the next day. There is just something about “old” musicals that will never age.
Grease is another one of the favourites – I mean I even love the terrible sequel with Michelle Pfiffer. Again I was introduced to Grease at a young age, I was about 8 or 9 years old. My older cousin who I was very close with, put it on when I sayed over one time. I loved it so much it was on repeat, pretty much all the time. For my 11th birthday, my cousin took me to see Grease in the West End on stage. I was so excited I wore a Pink Ladies jacket, black top, black sequinned leggings and brown wedged shoes. I dressed up for the occasion, had a lot of people stared at me, which made me a bit self-conscious, but I just kept telling myself, “You’re a fan and 11 years old. THIS IS OK.” Anyway, the show was incredible! I will remember it forever. Growing up I admired Frenchie, I felt like we had a lot in common – she was bubbly, friendly and just a kind soul. She never wanted to disappoint her friends. I related that, I still do now but I just don’t have that constant worry of disappointment in the back of my mind. I also have a more matured mind and I can actually understand what I relate to.
If I talk about every musical that I loved we would be here forever!! I’m going to stick to films musicals or film adapted musicals or musical adapted films. You get what I mean!! I will do West End in another post.
Burlesque – 2010 – Christina Aguleria and Cher – I like this musical due to the cast, the music and dancing. The musical is just amazing! You have some fun raunchy songs and some emotional ones, that hit you right in the feels!
Hairspray – 2007 – Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, John Travolta and so many more!! – This star-studded cast has created one of the best remade musicals! (In my opinion) This is not the original but it’s a bloody good remake. Everyone is just perfection when portraying their roles and it’s just brilliant. Hairspray is also great as one of the main plot lines is racism in america in the 60s – specifically Racial segregation within a TV show in the film.
Les Miserables – 2012 – Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bohem Carter – I mean what can I say?? This is a star studded musical and it’s amazing. Incredible moving musical about the French Revolution, I cry every time! I would love to see it on stage (One of my main goals in life), I sadly missed my chance to see the amazing Carrie Hope Fletcher perform as Eponine but I still really want to see it!!
I think I’m going to end it here because I can go on and on and on.
Hope you enjoyed this post!!
And I’m out