These are Musicals that I love, but are so much better in movie form than on the stage.
2. Singing in the Rain. Donald O'Connor makes me laugh, Debbie Reynolds is darling...and the dancing of Gene Kelly is dyno-mite. "Yes, Yes, Yes.....NO, No , NO" While dating Wayne, I made a big fuss about this movie. I knew if he loved it as much as I did, we were a match made in cinema heaven. This was pre -video/dvd time, so we had to wait for it to be on tv...and when it was, it was dinner, dessert this movie and cuddling on the couch. He even got used to my high pitched, Lena Lamont impersonation...."I can't stan 'im"
3. The Sound of Music--- Usually when a play comes first the movie is NEVER as good. This is the exception. I even appreciate the new movie songs added like: "I have confidence" and I was happy they took "Crazy planet" out. They really made this story work so much better in movie form and the Alps were gorgeous. Landon loved this movie as a little boy and spent about a year of his life with a blanket on his head acting like he was a nun; he even prayed with his hands in steeple form. He sang high soprano and knew the words to every song.
4. Newsies-- I have a soft spot for dancing teenagers. Love the brooklyn accents...and I even tolerate the Santa Fe song--probably because I have a crush on Christian Bale. Don't put this show on the stage.........please.
5. Yentl -- I was amazed by this story, based on real experiences of a Jewish girl who really wanted to read, learn and study like the boys. I know many would discount this show as a "Best" of movie musicals, but the music is expansive and the story touches me....plus I love to hear Barbra sing.