There have been so many Broadway musicals brought to the big screen such as Singing in the Rain, The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story. The opposite also holds true. Movies like The Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast have made their way to the big stage and have been extremely successful. Here are my picks for movies that should be made into musicals and musicals that should be made into movies!
Movie to musicals
First up in this category is the animated Anastasia. Based loosely on the true story of the missing Grand Duchess, this movie would be awesome on Broadway. After losing her memories, Anastasia is trying to find out who she really is. With the help of some new friends along the way, she finds her grandmother who is the only family member she has left. With bone chilling songs such as "Once Upon a December" and "In the Dark of the Night," this show certainly has the potential to be one of the greats!
Of course the Disney hit Frozen is on this list! This movie has already been a goldmine for the company. There is an insane amount of merchandise out there and they already have a Frozen on Ice show, so why not throw it into the musical ring? As long as Idina Menzel gets on board to play Elsa, this show could be incredible!
Last but not least in the movie to musical category is another Disney movie, Tangled. This movie follows Rapunzel on her journey to find the floating lanterns she sees from her tower every year on her birthday. I can picture the lantern scene on the stage and it would just be amazing!
Musical to movies
Wicked is my personal favorite when it comes to musicals! This awesome musical tells the story of The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch's perspective, in similar fashion to the movie Maleficent. From what I hear, the Wicked movie is actually in the works for 2016! Again, Idina Menzel would make this movie so much better and if Kristen Chenoweth reprises her role as Glinda the Good Witch it will be certain to win all sorts of awards.
No, it's not The Muppets or Sesame Street, but Avenue Q is next in my list of musicals that should be made into movies! This very adult oriented show takes us through the trials and tribulations of life that we all face. It puts life in perspective with catchy songs like "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist" and "I Wish I Could Go Back to College." This hilarious musical could definitely use the Hollywood treatment!
What do you think?
There are so many movies that could be made into Broadway musicals and vice versa. With recent success in these movies such as Mama Mia and The Little Mermaid, I believe we will start seeing more and more of these being created!