Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.
What musicals have you seen on stage?
Here's Mix Up Theatre's Top 10 Musical Movies (as voted for by you!)...
Sister Act (1992)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
How do you rate these movie?...
WATCH MUSICALS THIS WEEK
FILMS: Sister Act (1992) & Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Sunday 4th October, Sky Cinema Family, 3:05pm & 5:00pm
These films lead to the new Broadway hit musical.
Strictly: The Best of Musicals
Saturday 3rd October, BBC1, 8:10pm
FILM: Mamma Mia! (2008)
It's Musical Week at Mix Up Theatre so we might as well rewatch this daft but easy-going musical favourite!
ON AMAZON PRIME:
FILM: The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
One of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's most popular musicals.
What's your favourite musical?