Musicals

shrek the musical is unironically god tier

  • Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the Musical

    ★★★★★

    Perfect blend of Broadway magic and movie magic!

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    great mix of jazz, love, and Hollywood magic

  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★½

    i want to love this, but there's just too much bad singing/bad cinematography amidst the most amazing sets/acting for me to stay immersed.

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    ★★★★

    amazing how Sondheim's magnum opus gets translated to the screen with minimal cutting from the source material

  • Hairspray

    Hairspray

    a hip, mod take on a musical that was hip and mod for a time that went back a generation where the kids were hip and mod

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    deliciously written characters, great songs, impending doom on the horizon: perfect!

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    ★★★

    not even julie andrews can save this from being an uncomfortably long 3 hour merry-go-round. everything from the camerawork to the dancing to the emotional beats are VERY choreographed with no room for improvisation. the music is my only saving grace, sans that shoehorned yodeling number with those uncanny valley puppets.

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    ★★★★

    julie andrews and dick van dyke can convince me to jump off a bridge if they sung me a song first

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★