Those that love the theatre, the ballet,and music are usually fans of musical movies.
A number of live Broadway musicals have become sell-our box offices on the big screen, such as Les Misérables. Starring an all-star cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Sacha Baron Cohen, the film won several Golden Globe Awards, along withseveral British Academy Film Awards.
Many people would argue that the most popular musical movie of all time is Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! was first made famous as a stage musical, based on the famous songs by ABBA. Mamma Mia fans are hotly anticipating the release of the sequel – Mamma Mia! Here we go again – which is due for release in the US in mid-2018.
Musicals can be targeted at either a child or adult audience. One of the best-known children’s musicals of recent years is Disney’s Frozen. There would be few children that don’t know and love the hit song ‘Let it go’. Come Halloween, Elsa costumes are a popular choice for children world-wide.
Some people say that musicals are ‘the very definition of human happiness’. The musical genre has certainly increased in popularity in recent years, with TV shows like Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect brining a new flavour to on-screen musicals.
These shows and movies have been credited with bringing huge fame to previously unknown stars such as Glee’s Lea Michele. They have also promoted an increase in people enrolling in dance and singing lessons, with many aspiring to be like the stars they see on the screen.
Musicals are equally as popular as animated and non-animated movies. Animated musicals – like Frozen, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid – give Directors the opportunity to overlay the voices of more talented singers during the musical elements, as the viewer is unable to see the source of the voice.
If you’re feeling down or in need of an energy ‘pick me up’, musicals are a great choice of movie. They are energising and uplifting, and leave many of us wishing we had good singing voices! And, if you see a stage musical that you like you may be able to find the movie version of the same musical, and watch it within a different format.Find your pick at the free-to-watch website fusionmovies.to.