Being a manly man who’s not afraid to show his emotions, I’m quite happy to admit that I love a good musical. I don’t mean Disney-type musicals, which (though excellent in their own right) I tend to think of as movies with songs in them. I’m talking about your proper, singing/dancing/almost all the story’s told through song type of affair.
Here are my top three:
3: Phantom of the Opera (the stage show NOT the awful movie version)
2: Moulin Rouge (2001)
1: Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)
ETA: Senior Management has pointed out that I also like Calamity Jane (1953), which is very true. The stage version has a really great song, Tell us another one, in which the rest of the cast pull Jane's leg about her storytelling, which wasn't in the movie.
How about you?
What’s your favorite musical?