Musicals

Gigi (1958)

Rated G

Gigi, an avant-garde French waif being groomed as the fille de joie of affluent and handsome Gaston. Soon Gigi metamorphoses into a stunning beauty, and the head-over-heels Gaston asks for her hand. But Gigi’s courtesan grandmother is aghast: No one in the family has ever considered something as plebeian as matrimony! This 1958 gem won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Rated NR

This is a tuneful remake of The Shop Around the Corner, about two pen pals who fall in love without realizing they work together in the same shop … and don’t like each other much! Set in turn-of-the-century Chicago, the movie features the film “debut” of 2-year-old Liza Minnelli (glimpsed in the last scene cradled in her mother’s — Judy’s — arms).

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)

Rated NR

The Biblical story of Joseph is set to music in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production. When Jacob’s  favorite son Joseph is sold into slavery by his envious siblings, Joseph ends up in jail but soon starts to interpret the Pharaoh’s  dreams. Catapulted by his newfound fame, Joseph becomes an Egyptian power player. Lloyd Webber’s music offers something for everyone, from calypso to Elvis.

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Rated PG-13

A naïve young poet falls in love with a cabaret star, and their ill-fated romance serves as a convenient peg on which to hang a dazzling array of songs, from snatches of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Rated G

Set on a ranch in the Oregon Territory, this rousing musical tells the story of Adam and his six unruly brothers. Adam marries Milly, who’s appalled by the motley crew and takes it upon herself to tame them. Longing to become husbands like their brother, the boys go into town and kidnap six lovely women for themselves. Not without chaos and uproar, the boys and their wives eventually find happiness.

synopsis by Netflix.

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