Category Archives: Musicals

Scrooge (1970) Rated G

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Starring Albert Finney, Edith Evans, and Kenneth More. This is the quintessential film of the classic Dickens’ tale. Finney is a joy to watch as Scrooge, who then has a change of … Continue reading

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A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000) Rated PG

In this take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a pop singer gets a reality check by the three spirits of Christmas. Starring Vanessa Williams, Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, and John Taylor. This is a VH1 made-for-TV movie, so they acquired all … Continue reading

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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC) Rated TV-PG

Neil Patrick Harris hosts a variety show  based on the British show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Scherzinger, and Nathaniel Motulsky. Neil Patrick Harris knows how to entertain. It was also fun to see … Continue reading

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC) Rated NR

A woman discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of the people around her – but only in song. Starring Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, and Alex Newell. This show has a lot of promise. I love the … Continue reading

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Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood (2015) Rated TV-PG

Michael Bublé celebrates the holiday season in this festive Christmas special. Starring Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, and Tori Kelly. I was not impressed with this Christmas special. I didn’t enjoy the song choices by most of the guest performers. However, … Continue reading

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Christmas Under the Stars (BYU) Rated NR

The tv series Christmas Under the Stars is a concert series of musicians singing both songs for the season and their own chart toppers. Starring Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jordan Smith, Kurt Bestor, and Laura Cooksey. This is a … Continue reading

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42nd Street: The Musical (2019) Rated NR

A small-town talent gets her first break on Broadway. Starring Philip Bertioli, Billie-Kay, and Emma Caffrey. This musical is adapted from the original Broadway production. The lead actors are brilliant; Clare Halse, as Peggy Sawyer, the small town talent, is … Continue reading

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Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2018) Rated NR

Set in a mining camp in California, a woman falls for the stranger that comes to town and is set on him being her first kiss. Starring Marco Armiliato, Susanna Phillips, Scott Scully, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonas Kaufmann, and Zeljko Lucic. … Continue reading

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Verdi: Aida (2018) Rated NR

In ancient Egypt, an Ethiopian princess is captured and enslaved. An Egyptian military commander struggles between his love for her and his loyalty to the Egyptian King. To make matters worse, the Egyptian King’s daughter is also in love with … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music Live (2015) Rated NR

A nun is tasked with caring for seven children whose widowed father is a naval captain. Starring  Kara Tointon, Julian Ovenden, and Alexander Armstrong. This live performance of The Sound of Music combines both the stage show and the 1965 movie … Continue reading

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