It’s time to feature the history of song and dance on the big screen. Musicals on stage are a mainstay event for trips to the big city. Invariably, what’s live transfers to a film adaptation with varying degrees of success. While I believe live shows are more enjoyable than their film counterpart, there are several that meet or succeed live expectations. Join my friend ROBIN, who loves to talk about movies, write poetry, and share her photography of the New England countryside, in a discussion about musicals on June 13.
Hammerstein and Vincente Minnelli’s magic was unparalleled during Hollywood’s golden age. Sunny, funny musicals reigned in the 1960s while darker, discordant musicals came of age at the end of the 1960s through the 1980s thanks in part to Sondheim and Webber. Maybe you enjoyed the sexier, musicals imbued with rock and pop from the 70s and 80s? Recent musicals from the last twenty years pay tribute to an earlier era. Pledge to watch a musical you haven not seen or revisit a favorite. What do you look for in a good musical? Answer that on June 13.