Films in Focus: Musicals

Musicals: All of these movies are musicals, so sit back, listen, and try not to sing out loud!

Grease (1978)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

 

Hairspray (2007)

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

 

The King and I (1956)

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam’s children.

 

 

Les Miserables (2012)

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

 

Mamma Mia! (2008)

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

 

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

 

 

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

 

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

 

 

The Sound of Music (1965)

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

 

West Side Story (1961)

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

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