What is a• A film or theatrical production typically of a sentimental or humorous nature that consists of musical numbers and dialogue based on a unifying plot-Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11th Ed. 2003
Types of• Classical •Modern •Rock Opera• The Sound of Music •Chicago (2002) •1970 Jesus Christ (1965) •Moulin Rouge (2001)• Superstar My Fair Lady (1964) •Cry-Baby (1990) •1971 Godspell• West Side Story •Hairspray (1988) (1961) •1972 Pippin •Grease (1978) •1982 Little Shop of• Some Like It Hot (1959) •Saturday Night Fever Horrors• Gigi (1958) (1977) •1997 Jekyll and Hyde• Auntie Mame •Rocky Horror Picture •2006 Tenacious D in (1958) Show (1975) The Pick of Destiny• Funny Face (1957) •Cabaret (1972)• Gentlemen Prefer •Willie Wonka and the Blondes (1953) Chocolate Factory• The Wizard of Oz (1971) (1939) •On a Clear Day You• Top Hat (1935) Can See Forever (1970)
• On September 3, 2006, AFI revealed the top 25 movie musicals of all time in The Big Picture -- AFIs Greatest Movie Musicals, a one night only presentation produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in cooperation with AFI. A jury of over 500 film artists, composers, musicians, critics and historians selected the Gene Kelly song-and-dance classic SINGIN IN THE RAIN as the most memorable movie musical of all time. Rounding off the top 10 were movie musicals from the 1930s to today, including:• WEST SIDE STORY (#2)• THE WIZARD OF OZ (#3)• THE SOUND OF MUSIC (#4)• CABARET (#5)• MARY POPPINS (#6)• A STAR IS BORN (#7)• MY FAIR LADY (#8)• AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (#9)• MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (#10).
– Oklahoma– Annie– Mamma Mia– Singing in the Rain– Oliver– West Side Story– Phantom of the Opera– Wizard of OZ– Grease 1– Sound of Music– Music Man– Chitty Chitty Bang Bang– Mary Poppins– Nightmare Before Christmas– Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella– Fiddler on the Roof– Moulin Rouge– Seven Brides for Seven Brothers– Sweeny Todd– Disney Movies
Rodger and Hammerstein (1943) Oklahoma! (1945) Carousel (1945) State Fair (1947) Allegro (1949) South Pacific (1951) The King and I (1953) Me and Juliet (1955) Pipe Dream (1957) Cinderella (1958) Flower Drum Song (1959) The Sound of Music (1962) State Fair (1965) Cinderella (1993) A Grand Night for Singing (1996) State Fair (1997) Cinderella (2001) South Pacific
Singing in the rain is about themovement of going from silentmovement to sound movies.The main character DonLockwood, played by Gene Kelly,is a silent movie star having tomake his move into the soundmovies.
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Julie Andrews Musicals •Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella 1957 •Mary Poppins 1964 •Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Sound of Music 1965
Dick Van Dyke Musicals•Bye Bye Birdie 1963•Mary Poppins 1964•Chitty Chitty Bang Bang1968
Musicals For Me and My Gal (1942)Gene Kelly Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) Thousands Cheer (1943) Cover Girl (1944) Anchors Aweigh (1945) Ziegfeld Follies (1946) Living in a Big Way (1947) The Pirate (1948) Words and Music (1948) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) On The Town (1949) Summer Stock (1950) An American in Paris (1951) Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Brigadoon (1954) Deep in My Heart (1954) It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) Invitation to the Dance (1956) Les Girls (1957) Let’s Make Love (1960) What a Way to Go! (1964) That’s Entertainment, Part II (1976) Xanadu (1980)
Musical ExamplesAladdin – A Whole New World – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLsdJlfA23ERENT – Seasons of Love – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8iTeDl_WugAnnie – It’s A Hard Knock Life – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR80EEsWauU
Use in Classroom• Musicals have great music to play for children. The different types give the students a wide variety to dance along to. Many songs change tempo. The students can move to the music and display how it makes them feel.• Teachers can show students an example of musicals and then arrange a musical for the class to put on for parents or the school.