I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ten Great Shows Based on Movies

Me - Here are five great shows based on movies.

1) School of Rock - If you want to see talented kids actually playing instruments live on stage as well as acting, singing and dancing, you'll want to see this show.

2) Waitress - It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you crave pie. There's never been a better smelling theatre on Broadway.

3) Finding Neverland - A show filled with both fun and beautiful songs.

4) Big - This show never really got a chance on Broadway, but the brief revival of it at the York Theatre in 2015 was quite enjoyable.

5) Aladdin - A magical genie is the highlight of this fun show.

Mom - Here are five more great shows based on movies

6) Xanadu - It was a not so good movie with great songs. The show was hilarious.

7) Billy Elliot - A movie about a boy who wants to dance is just begging to be made into a musical. It's too bad this Tony winning show didn't last longer on Broadway. It was a thoroughly entertaining show with good songs.

8) Hairspray - A fun show later made into a fun  live TV version.

9) The Full Monty - You wouldn't think a movie about a bunch of men stripping would make a great show. However, the story was full of heart, the show was full of great songs, and you never really saw any actual nudity on stage.

10) Singin in the Rain - In this show based on the beloved movie, they actually made it rain on stage. Allegedly, it was scheduled for a revivial with Dancing With the Stars pro, Derek Hough in the lead but nothing ever happened with that.

And that's our view. What is your favorite movie that was made into a show or what movies do you think should be made into a stage show next?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: 
Xanadu playbill:  photo credit: Gary' via photopin (license)
Hairspray Playbill: photo credit: A.Currell Carly Jibson Bruce Vilanch Hairspray Morris A Mechanic Theatre September 9 2003 via photopin (license)

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