May 28, 2013

My Favorite Musicals {Classic Movie May}

Kristin over at Sew Technicolor has been having a month of classic movies. She had a post last week with her favorite musicals. As I definitely love movies I can sing along with, I thought I'd join in today. :) So here are my top five favorites in no particular order:

The Sound of Music

The songs, the outfits, the kids, the romance, JULIE ANDREWS! What on earth is not to like about this movie? It's all things awesome in my opinion. 'Nough said. :D

My Fair Lady

I've already expounded on my love of this one the other day. But suffice it to say that it's a favorite! :)

The Music Man

This is another one I fell in love with when my high school performed it. I love the new version also (with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth) and I can just about sing along with every single song. Not quite, but close to it! Harold and Marion have so much fun together and I love it! The library scene is one of my favorites, along with the bridge scene too. ;) And Winthrop is adorable.

Hello Dolly

Yes. I admit it. I love the romance. The cute banter between Dolly and Horace is so much fun. As are the secondary characters! Everybody gets their happy ending and you know I love my happy endings. :D

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

It's ridiculous and silly and may not make a whole lot of sense to anyone else. The only reason that I watched it the first time was because my Latin teacher in high school made us. As in we had time set aside during class to watch it and then were given a test to make sure we were paying attention! (Evidently it does a pretty great job of depicting ancient Rome. Down to the clothes and set pieces and make-up.) (......the things I remember from high school....*shakes head at myself*)  I've only seen it a few times since then but somehow it's grown on me and it never fails to make me laugh. :)

A few honorable mentions are: The King and I, Mary Poppins, and In The Good Old Summertime (which I loved! But I've only seen it once so didn't feel like I could count it).

Also, looking back at my list I noticed that all five musicals were introduced to me in high school. And four of them were performed by our drama department who did a big musical every spring. (Thank you Miss Gibbons! For bringing these musicals to my attention and making my high school years so much more fun!)

Do you like musicals? What are some of your favorites?


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    1. You should, Juju! It's a great story. :D

  2. I love musicals! I've never seen "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," can you believe that? Clearly, I need to. My top 5 are:

    1. An American in Paris
    2. Guys and Dolls
    3. White Christmas
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Brigadoon

    1. Well, I can believe it because on your list? I've only seen Brigadoon and parts of White Christmas. Never have seen the others. I'll have to remedy that if you love them though. Thanks for your list! :)

      Btw, what is Guys and Dolls even about? I don't know anything about it.

  3. Big YES to those first three, Kara. All are beautiful, charming and romantic classics. Love them all so much. Too bad it's been an age since last I watched any of them. Like you I am also fond of the Music Man re-make and am certainly anticipating the live adaptation of Sound of Music this winter. :)

    1. It's been a while since I've watched them myself, Rissi. Although The Sound of Music was showing on TV one night last Christmas. So I watched a few bits of it before bed. How could I not? ;)

      And there's a live adaptation this winter?! Where have I been?! Tell me more! :D

      The Music Man may be my number 1 fave. Maybe. I just love everything about it though.

  4. I haven't watched that many musicals though I have seen your top two.
    I don't know why, they don't seem to be a big deal here in my country.

    1. Alex, some people aren't into singing stories and I can understand that. I've always enjoyed singing and music, so when I can combine that with a great movie then I'm a happy girl. :) But I know that they aren't for everybody. Good thing there's something out there for everyone, isn't it?

  5. I love the picture you have for Sound of Music! Confession: I totally crushed on Captain VonTrapp because of that scene. Swoon. Sigh. Edelweiss is the best song ever with him singing. ;) Singing In The Rain is one of my favorites.
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    1. I love that scene too! His voice is so perfect for that song. I totally understood why Maria was so affected by it! ;) And I just love that song in general too. So pretty.

      I've not seen Singing in the Rain. May need to remedy that soon! :)


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