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A Musical Fever: 10 Musicals to Watch Over the Holiday

If you love musicals and suffer from the musical fever, or have recently being contamined by La La Land, you are in the right post. We listed some of the top 10 musicals of all times for you to sing along in a weekend marathon. Are you ready? Check it out.

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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One of the biggest movie classics (you should definitely watch it!). Based on the book by L. Frank Baum, the movie tells the story of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, who are taken to the magic land of Oz when a cyclone passes by the farm of their grandparents in Kansas. While trying to return home, they are caught up in all the adventure and even make new friends.

Funny Girl (1968)

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Do you remember that on Glee (TV show), Rachel Berry did not stop talking about the musical Funny Girl? Here it is.) It’s one of my favorite musicals ever so my judgment can be a little bit clouded by that, but it’s a spectacular movie. It’s based on the true story of Fanny Brice, who stepped out of obscurity to become one of the most beloved artists on Broadway. It is considered one of Barbra Streisand’s greatest hits.

Les Miserables (2012)

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A beautifully tragic musical (this is the time to get a tissue!). Based on the book by Victor Hugo, the film takes place in the 19th-century France. Jean Valjean is a man who is unjustly imprisoned and, after escaping, creates another life for himself. While being hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert, he promises to take care of a factory worker’s daughter, the orphan Cosette. This decision changes their lives forever.

Mary Poppins (1964)

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Produced by Walt Disney himself and based on P. L. Travers’ book series Mary Poppins. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in the role of Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London. She introduces them to her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family’s dynamic through songs and magical adventures.

Grease (1978)

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Who never sang at the top of their  lungs You’re the one That I Want?

 Sandy (a good girl) and Danny (a greaser) fell in love over the summer. That was all it was, a summer romance,  until they unexpectedly discovered they were going to be in the same high school. With humor and iconic music, the musical shows the changes in teenage behavior in the late 1950s.

Rent (2005)

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How do you measure a year in the life? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee,in inches, in miles, in laughter,  in strife. HOW ABOUT LOVE?…                                                                           

This is one of the most beautiful songs in the movie, everybody sings along in that scene and the feeling is incredible. Rent is a musical based on the life of a group of bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, drugs, living under the shadow of AIDS, and of course paying their rent. The story takes place in the East Village area of New York in the late 1980s

West Side Story (1961)

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Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the film takes place in New York, where Tony and Maria, whose friends and families are from different gangs, fall in love. With many love songs, brilliantly choreographed gang fights and great interpretations, the movie offers the viewer a musical and modern version of Romeo and Juliet. Maria and Tony are in love, but ethnic and social differences do not allow them to be together.

Across The Universe (2007)

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If you love The Beatles then you’ll definitely love this one. Inspired by the Beatles songs, the movie features Jude, who decides to leave England and go to the United States to look for his father. There he meets Max and falls in love with his sister, Lucy. The Beatles’ songs provide the sound structure for this musical tale of romance, war and peace.

My Fair Lady (1964)

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Starring the wonderful Audrey Hepburn, the movie tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a beggar who sells flowers through the dark streets of London. On one of those nights, Eliza meets a misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor, who ends up betting with one of her friends that he is capable of turning a simple flower seller into a lady of high society in six months’ time. The only problem is that the girl does not have an easy temper.

Singin’ In the Rain (1952)

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Who has never heard the song Singin ‘in the Rain and does not remember the classic scene of the star Gene Kelly dancing in the rain? The film takes place in the 1920s in Hollywood in the transition from silent to spoken cinema. The musical tells the story of two silent movie stars who try to adapt to the new methods of cinema to maintain the fame and status they have achieved.

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Leticia Giollo

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Leticia is a Freshman at Cásper Líbero University, majoring in Journalism. Blogger, photographer, bookaholic, passionate about Disney movies, music, old cameras, Harry Potter, Paulista Avenue and tv shows. She loves american culture, dreams of living in New York one day and becoming a big Broadway star ... but she doesn't know how to sing or act, so she just wants to become a writer and spend the day sitting in sweatpants, writing books and drinking hot chocolate!
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