Classic Musicals Still a Hit
We’re a fairly diverse family, taking the kids to all kinds of different events and activities. A few years back, we went to an estate auction where there were some vintage automobiles for sale. Despite having zero need for an automobile that was better suited for a parade than a road trip, it took everything in me to not insist that DH bid on it. You see, the car reminded me of one of my favorite movie cars: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When you’re a kid, some movies stick with you. For me, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was the one. I watched it whenever it was on television and introduced my girls to it as soon as they were old enough to appreciate it.
Of course, Grease was a favorite also. I could take or leave John Travolta but Olivia Newton-John was one of my childhood idols. I knew every song from that movie and happily sang them at the top of my lungs. “Grease lightning. Go Grease lightning!” It’s a classic and worth watching over and over again. It’s so popular that Fox just announced they are doing Grease Live next year.
If you’ve read movie news or watched movie previews lately, you have likely read or seen news about the latest reboot – Annie, starring Jamie Foxx. Musicals aren’t something of the past, they’re timeless and can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages. Music resonates and musicals are able to tap that convergence of theatrics and music.
No matter the subject matter, I walk away from a musical humming or singing the tunes and my girls are the same way. They happened to hear a few songs off the Footloose soundtrack recently and now they’re constantly kicking their feet around singing “You gotta cut loose. Footloose.” They’re too young to see the movie but they’re not stranger to Kevin Bacon. After seeing him in umpteen movies, including X-Men: First Class, DH taught them about the “6 Degrees to Kevin Bacon” rule. They thought it was cool… then they started singing Footloose again.
While many people think of Netflix as a place for movies, it’s also an amazing resource for educational shows, classic TV shows and musicals. Whether it be Shrek the Musical or Phantom of the Opera, there’s something for all ages. Check it out!
What’s your favorite musical?
48 thoughts on “Classic Musicals Still a Hit”
Oh my gosh I loved Grease when it came out. I think my sister and I went and saw it at least 10 times. I will have to sweet talk my daughter into watching it with me again.
not a fine of musicals, but these are great. i have seen all of them and would love to watch them again.
I love the classics, especially Grease and Dirty Dancing.
Oh now I want to go watch Grease and Footloose! Two of my favorite movies! I love that these movies are still around and I can share them with my kids!
I loved Grease and Dirty Dancing. Would you believe I’ve never seen the Sound of Music, though?
I do not like to many musicals but i have to say Grease is my favorite,I also love Oliver thats one of my all time favorite movies and my kiddies love it too.
My favorite is the original King and I ….. I LOVE that movie!
Grease is my all time favorite musical, closely followed by Mary Poppins!
I love Footloose. I actually was just talking about it with a friend who had never seen it. I made him watch it that night!
Love these – I am wide open for some awesome summer movies
I love musicals, classic or not. I would have to say that my favorite classic musical is actually Grease 2. I just love the songs so much more in that one!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was the first movie I ever saw in the theater! I love all the options Netflix has to offer!
I love musicals! I dont think I’ve ever seen Footlose…I need to look into that!
I am a sucker for musicals! I love Grease, but my favorite is The King and I!
Grease is my favorite movie. It reminds me of my friends when we were little and watched ALL the TIME! I also love the sound of music.
I never get tired of watching Footloose. That was such classic fun at the time and I still enjoy it.
Grease has always been a favorite of mine. I’ve seen mentions of it a few times this week and I want to watch it this weekend!
Oh my goodness, I LOVE all of these musicals. Sad to say that I’ve watched almost all of them already this summer 🙂
I need to take the time to watch Shrek. It’s climbing to the top of the musical charts!
Oh, those are totally hits! Now, I have all of the Grease songs stuck in my head!
My kids love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We just watched it a few days ago. It was probably my favorite movie when I was a kid, so we watch it a lot. Grease is a great one too. Might wait a few more years before letting my brood watch it.
I love Grease! I really adore musicals. I’ve watched so many, over and over.
I love them all but the only one I have watched recently is Phantom of the Opera. It’s probably my fave!
Those are great movies. I love them all.
Grease is a favorite. I can never get enough!
I LOVE musicals! Huge fan of Grease! I saw Shrek on broadway a few years ago and it was so fun!
I love Grease! It is one of my favorite movies. I could watch it over and over. In fact I have
If this is a duplicate comment, never mind me. I read it earlier and posted, or I thought I posted, but it doesn’t seem to have stuck. 🙂 I do love a good musical and Grease is my all-time fave. I’ve seen it more times than I can count, own it on DVD, and STILL watch it if I happen across it on the TV. 🙂
I will check netflix out for their education materials.
You’ve got some great movies there! Loved Grease and Footloose!
Grease is a favorite. I can never get enough!
i love musical
Grease is my all-time favorite movie. I cant wait to see the live version.
Grease is my all time favorite.
I grew up on so many! West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, anything Andrew Lloyd Weber! Such great memories
I absolutely loved Grease. My friends and I watched it countless times when we we in high school. We were like groupies of sorts. Lol
I love musicals! We took my son to see Shrek and it was great! 🙂
I could watch dirty dancing and grease over and over again. Love classics like these
Netflix is about the only tv I watch, now. I love the documentaries on there. I love nonfiction stuff a lot 🙂 And cartoons lol. My little boy gets his Sonic fix from NF.
I could watch Grease over and over and never tire of it. I love that my daughter is so interested in musicals too
I recently introduced Grease to my daughter. Needless to say, it was a great movie night.
Classics are classics for a reason – because they are things that are still good forever and each time they are seen, they are enjoyed anew.
Oh all of these movies take me back! I love the classics!!
My daughter and I just watched Grease again. I also watched the old footloose about a month ago! Love the classics.
For as much as I LOOOOOVE musicals, I have never seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I’ll have to add it to my Netflix queue. 🙂
Far and away, my favorite is My Fair Lady. Poignant, funny, and great music and lyrics.
I appreciate the shares of these fine classics. I liked Grease back in the ’70’s.
Musicals are my guilty pleasure