Category Archives: musical

Then vs. Now: Beauty and the Beast

Released 11/22/1991                              Rated: G It should come as no surprise that I am a Disney kid. And I don’t just mean that I’ve seen them all; I mean I watched them on repeat throughout my childhood, and know most of … Continue reading

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Hello, Dolly!

Released 12/16/1969                              Rated: G I have somehow never seen any of Barbara Streisand’s films until now. Her movies were just never on in our house when I was little. I remember scenes from Auntie Mame, The King and I, My … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain

Released 04/11/1952                              Rated: NR This is one musical that I didn’t grow up with, but absolutely love. It’s great on so many levels, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. If they decided to bring this … Continue reading

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Easter Parade

Released 07/08/1948                              Rated: NR I loved this movie as a kid, and I still do today. It’s the story of Don Hewes, whose dancing partner, Nadine, has broken both his heart and their duo to star in her own show. … Continue reading

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Then vs. Now: Willy Wonka vs. Charlie

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Released 06/30/1971                              Rated: G Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is a creative, strange tale full of wonder and awesomeness. I find it ironic that Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory focuses more … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy

Released 1942                              Rated: NR This movie was pretty good. A nice blend of old time musicals and story. Half the time I see these old time musical films I feel as though somebody simply said “Throw a dance sequence in … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia!

Released 7/18/08                              Rated: PG-13 Mamma Mia has finally come to the big screen after being a hit on Broadway for so long. This is such a feel-good movie; it’s bound to cheer you up even if you’re not having a … Continue reading

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