The fact that my taste of musical theater has changed through the past years is changing my view of them too. So, I changed the list a bit and soon I'll add more. Not everything in musical theater I would like on the first time I noticed it. There are some kind that wouldn't enthrall me to see.
And this is the continuance of my unfinished musical-review post from last year. Just a trivia, I spent a whole week to write this. It's just me, maybe. Enjoy this review, and spend a little more time for reading the first one if you're interested.
(not in particular order)
5. West Side Story
Favorite Songs: Tonight, Somewhere, I Feel Pretty, and Maria.
6. The Phantom of The Opera
Favorite Songs: All I Ask of You, Think of Me, Music of the Night, and The Phantom of the Opera.
7. Sweeney Todd
My friend in Texas recommended it to me. I decided to watch the movie first. And I couldn't believe at the first place that I will like this type of musical. The musical is based on the 1973 play with the same title by Christopher Bond. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd who vows revenge on the judge in a matter of his wife's suicide. He teams up with Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
Favorite Songs: My Friends, A Little Priest, Epiphany, and Pretty Women.
Favorite Songs: Without Love, You Can't Stop the Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town, and It Takes Two.
9. My Fair Lady
One of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie. This is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist. Well speech equals well born lady, so hopefully after the lessons Eliza will become more successful than just a flower girl.
Favorite Songs: With a Little Bit of Luck, I Could Have Dance All Night, and Just You Wait.
Some people call it the classic of High School Musical. It's kinda true. It has a high school theme, where there are populars, nerds, and bad boys. The film is based on a successful musical with the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey in 1971. The show tackles such social issues as teenage pregnancy and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, and teenage rebellion.
Favorite Songs: Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, You're the One that I Want, and Greased Lightnin'.
Will there be a Part 3? We'll see...