Watch any musical number in “The Greatest Showman” by itself and you’ll find it magnificently executed. This musical drama is inspired by the life of P. T. Barnum and how the Barnum & Bailey Circus was created.
After all, “Pitch Perfect 2” already gave the characters an excellent send-off after graduation. Despite that, “Pitch Perfect 3” continues the story organically by introducing believable and legitimate obstacles for them — adulthood. The musical comedy sees a cappella group the Bellas reuniting for another chance to perform.
ABC is reviving its dormant The Wonderful World of Disney brand and getting into the hot live-musical space at the same time. The network announced its fall schedule this morning which included this nugget: a two-hour special event, The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!, on October 3 that will meld Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid with live musical performances in a live action/animation hybrid presentation. The special, The Wonderful World Of…
The musical features Hayley and Jayley Woo taking turns to play Cutie Chef in different months. Other stars include Ko Eun Hee (Sexy Chef), Woo Young Wook (Green Chef), and Lee Sung Min (Iron Chef). Adapted from the Korean production “CHEF”, the performance sees two groups of chefs racing against each other to create a dish — chilli crab and bibimbap.
“Beauty and the Beast” is an American romantic musical in English. “Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Bill Condon, with a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza), Emma Thompson (Mrs Potts), Aura McDonald (Madam de Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), and Nathan Mack (Chip).
“Detention Katong” is a comedy musical set in an all-girls secondary school with a distinctive green uniform. The story revolves around the upsetting of the social order when a model student falls in with the bad girls. “Detention Katong” is directed by Selena Tan and George Tan, and is also written by Selena Tan, with contributing writing credits to Joel Tan.
Songwriter and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, best known for Broadway blockbuster Hamilton, gives a different kind of history lesson in “We Know the Way,” the show-stopping number from Disney’s animated blockbuster Moana that’s now spotlighted in an online clip (watch it above). In the movie, the song accompanies the moment when its heroine Moana discovers that her secluded island nation was once home to a culture of sea voyagers. When she pounds an ancient drum, Moana (voiced by Hawaiian actress Auli’i Cravalho) sees an exhilarating vision of her ancestors on the water. “We Know the Way” is sung by Miranda and Opetaia Foa’i, who co-wrote the film’s songs along with composer Mark Mancina.
“Trolls” is a 3D animated comedy adventure musical based on the eponymous toy brand. It features the voice talents of Anna Kendrick (Poppy), Justin Timberlake (Branch), Zooey Deschanel (Bridget), Russell Brand (Creek), Christine Baranski (Chef), John Cleese (King Gristle Sr), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Prince Gristle Jr).
Tina Fey, the writer of ‘Mean Girls’, has confirmed that a musical version of the teen comedy is on its way, much to the delight of fans everywhere.
Jenn Harris as Clarice and David Garrison as Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence! The Musical’ (Photo: Carol Rosegg) “Homicidal freaks! Lunatics behind steel bars! Women missing skin! Decapitated heads in jars!” That’s what Silence! The Musical, Jon and Al Kaplan’s unauthorized theatrical parody of The Silence of the Lambs, promises in its opening number, sung (naturally) by an earnest chorus of lambs. The fantastically silly, obscene musical hews closely to the 1991 horror classic, telling the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice, who enlists the help of institutionalized cannibal Hannibal Lecter to catch the at-large serial killer Buffalo Bill. Of course, in the film, Buffalo Bill doesn’t approach his victims with a hoedown (“Are You About a Size 14?”), Hannibal and Clarice don’t tango around a protective glass barrier (“Quid Pro Quo”), and Hannibal doesn’t announce his clever escape from the institution via song (“This cop is already dead, you’ll see! I’m wearing his face on my head — it’s me!”).