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Broadcast to Broadway: Films That Should Be Musicals


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Have you ever watched a movie and imagined what it would be like if presented differently? For example, what if Titanic had been written as a comedy? What if it was acted out as a musical? It’s undeniable that music makes everything better.  Musical numbers can tell a story in a different way and can make it more enjoyable for the audience overall. With that in mind, here are a few movies that should be re-vamped as musicals on the Broadway stage.

Mrs. Doubtfire

This film is close to musical status already –remember Robin Williams singing during the transformation scene –and would only need a few more numbers to be complete. One option is to have the two oldest children sing “Our Lips Are Sealed” when they learn of their fathers big secret. Throw in “I Feel Pretty” and you’re looking at a future Tony nominee.

10 Things I Hate About You

This movie contains a memorable music moment. Heath Ledger singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to Julia Stiles was the epitome of nearly every young girls’ dreams in 1999. Performing this in a theatre would be twice as fun. Instead of the actor running through bleachers, picture him racing up and down the aisles. In addition to this favorable moment, “Teenage Dirtbag” is perfectly fitting to be included in the broadway version of the film. Remember one of the main character’s being ignored by his crush.

Bring It On

This story revolves around cheerleading and dancing, so it’s already suitable for the stage. It would be criminal not to include “Hey Mickey” –a song deeply associated with cheer –in the musical version. “Best Friends For Never” reflects the backstabbing among the characters, and “On Top of the World” gets the audience on their feet with the actors to celebrate the finale.

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