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West Side Story
West Side Story

Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Ansel Elgort
Ansel Elgort
Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose
Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
In 1957, a gang of white Americans, the Jets, fight the Puerto Rican Sharks for control of San Juan Hill, a tough neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side. A brief skirmish is broken up by Officer Krupke and Lieutenant Schrank, who tells the gangs that the conflict is pointless since the neighborhood will be demolished to make way for Lincoln Center. The gangs are too proud to care, and Jet leader Riff proposes a “rumble” (fight) between the two. He approaches his friend Tony, who is out on parole, for help. Tony refuses, wishing to turn over a new leaf with the help of Valentina, the Puerto Rican owner of Doc’s general store. Meanwhile, Maria, Shark leader ...
Animation
Frozen II
Frozen II

Director: Chris Buck
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
King Agnarr of Arendelle tells his daughters Elsa and Anna that their grandfather, King Runeard, forged a treaty with the neighboring tribe of Northuldra by building a dam in the Enchanted Forest (their homeland). A fight occurs, however, resulting in Runeard’s death and enraging the forest’s classical elements of earth, fire, water, and air. The elements disappear, and a wall of mist traps everyone in the forest; Agnarr barely escapes, helped by an unknown savior. Three years after her coronation, Elsa celebrates autumn in the kingdom with Anna, the snowman Olaf, the iceman Kristoff, and Kristoff’s reindeer Sven. One night, Elsa hears a mysterious voice calling her. ...
Movies
Rocketman
Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Taron Egerton
Taron Egerton
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard
Gemma Jones
Gemma Jones
Dressed in a flamboyant devil’s outfit, Elton John enters an addiction rehabilitation session, recounting his life in a flashback (“The Bitch Is Back”). Reginald Dwight grows up in 1950s Britain, raised by his unaffectionate mother, Sheila, and more loving grandmother Ivy. Reginald is interested in music and hopes to perform for his father, Stanley, who takes no interest in his son (“I Want Love”). Reginald begins piano lessons, making his way into the Royal Academy of Music. Stanley abandons his family after Sheila has an affair. Reginald develops an interest in rock music and performs in local pubs ...
Animation
Smallfoot
Smallfoot

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum
Common
Common
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
A village of Yetis lives in isolation on the top of a mountain in the Himalayas, above the clouds and hidden away from sight. Migo is a yeti who abides by the law of the ancient stones held by the Stonekeeper, the yetis’ leader. Migo’s father, Dorgle, projects himself through the air each morning to hit a gong with his head, as the yetis believe this wakes up the sun. While learning how to ring the gong, Migo is distracted by the Stonekeeper’s daughter, Meechee, whom he has a crush on, and misses the gong, landing outside the village. There, Migo witnesses a plane crash and finds a “smallfoot” (human), whom the yetis believe is mythical. Migo runs back to ...
The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman

Director: Michael Gracey
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson
As a child, P. T. Barnum and his tailor father, Philo, work for the Hallett family. Barnum falls for the Halletts’ daughter Charity. When Charity attends finishing school, she and Barnum write to each other until reuniting as adults. They eventually marry and raise two daughters, Caroline and Helen, in New York City. They live a humble life; though Charity is happy, Barnum craves more (“A Million Dreams”). Barnum loses his shipping clerk job when the company goes bankrupt. He later secures a bank loan, deceptively using his former employer’s lost ships as “collateral”. He opens Barnum’s American Museum in downtown Manhattan which features various wax ...
Animation
Moana
Moana

Director: Chris Williams
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Auli'i Cravalho
Auli'i Cravalho
Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
On the Polynesian island of Motunui, the inhabitants worship the goddess of nature Te Fiti, who brought life to the ocean long ago using a pounamu stone as her heart and the source of her power. Maui, the shape-shifting demigod of the wind and sea and master of sailing, steals the heart to give humanity the power of creation. However, Te Fiti disintegrates, and Maui is attacked offshore by Te Kā, a volcanic demon. He loses both his magical giant fishhook and the heart to the depths of the sea. A thousand years later, the ocean chooses Moana, daughter of Motunui’s chief Tui, to return the heart to Te Fiti. Tui and Sina, Moana’s mother, ...
TV Shows
The Get Down
The Get Down

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Genre: Musical (TV Shows)
Cast:
Justice Smith
Justice Smith
Herizen F. Guardiola
Herizen F. Guardiola
Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith
The series is set in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York City, and follows the rise of hip-hop and disco music through the eyes of a group of teenagers. Each episode begins with MC Books, a famous artist that raps his story to a large crowd during a concert in 1996. The short rap serves both as a recap of previous episodes and as a setup of the events of the next. Each episode is also intercut with real footage and newscasts from the 1970s. Part 1 begins in 1977 with Zeke (young MC Books), a young poet who lives with his aunt Wanda following the death of his parents, meeting Shaolin Fantastic, a graffiti artist and aspiring DJ. The two band together with Zeke’s friends to become ...
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2016 — 2017
Movies
La La Land
La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
Emma Stone
Emma Stone
John Legend
John Legend
While stuck in Los Angeles traffic, aspiring actress Mia Dolan has a moment of road rage directed at Sebastian “Seb” Wilder, a struggling jazz pianist. After a hard day at work, Mia’s subsequent audition goes awry when the casting director takes a call during an emotional scene. That night, Mia’s roommates take her to a lavish party in the Hollywood Hills, promising her that someone in the crowd could jump-start her career. After her car is towed, she walks home in disappointment. During a gig at a restaurant, Seb slips into a jazz improvisation, despite the owner’s warning to only play traditional Christmas pieces. Mia overhears ...
Animation
Frozen Fever
Frozen Fever

Director: Chris Buck
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff
One year after the events of Frozen, Queen Elsa is determined to give her younger sister, Anna, a perfect surprise birthday party and enlists the help of Anna’s boyfriend Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and the lovable snowman Olaf in order to make sure the party goes ahead without any problems. Anna is led on a party treasure hunt created by Elsa, following a piece of string that leads to different gifts. The day starts fine but Elsa suddenly starts developing symptoms of a cold (presumingly from the eternal winter.) Unknowingly producing a group of “Snowgies” with each sneeze, little snow-babies who begin to dismantle the birthday party’s decorations while Kristoff ...
Animation
Lava
Lava

Director: James Ford Murphy
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Napua Greig
Napua Greig
Kuana Torres Kahele
Kuana Torres Kahele
On a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean, a lonely volcano watches the wildlife creatures frolic with their mates and wishes to find one of his own. He sings a song to the ocean each day for thousands of years, gradually venting his lava and sinking into the water, but does not realize that an undersea female volcano has heard him every day and has fallen in love with him. She emerges on the day when the male volcano becomes almost extinct, but her face is turned away and she cannot see him. He sinks fully into the ocean, heartbroken, but revives when he hears her singing his song to him. His fire reignited, he erupts back to the surface alongside ...
Into the Woods
Into the Woods

Director: Rob Marshall
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
Chris Pine
Chris Pine
A Baker and his wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the Baker’s family by a Witch. The witch had previously found the baker’s father robbing her garden when the baker’s mother was pregnant, demanding their daughter in return. Because the Baker’s father also stole some magic beans, the Witch’s own mother also punished her with the curse of ugliness. The Witch is able to lift the curse and allow them to have a child, but only if the Baker and his wife obtain four critical items for her to make a potion: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, a hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold, none of which she is allowed ...
Animation
Frozen
Frozen

Director: Chris Buck
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
Princess Elsa of Arendelle possesses magical powers that allow her to control and create ice and snow, often using them to play with her younger sister, Anna. After Elsa accidentally injures Anna with her magic, their parents, the King and Queen, take both siblings to a colony of trolls led by Grand Pabbie. He heals Anna but alters her memories so that she forgets about Elsa’s magic. Grand Pabbie warns Elsa that she must learn to control her powers and that fear will be her greatest enemy. The King and Queen isolate both sisters within the castle, closing the castle gates to their subjects. To protect her sister from her increasingly unpredictable powers, Elsa ceases all contact ...
Sunshine on Leith
Sunshine on Leith

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
George MacKay
George MacKay
Antonia Thomas
Antonia Thomas
Freya Mavor
Freya Mavor
The film starts in Afghanistan where an APC is on patrol while the passengers including Davy Henshaw and Ally are nervous as to their survival (“Sky Takes the Soul”), before an ambush happens. Some time later Davy and Ally, recently discharged, return to their homes and families in Edinburgh after their Afghanistan tour (“I’m on my Way”). Ally returns to his girlfriend Liz, a nurse who is Davy’s sister. On Davy and Ally’s first night home Liz introduces Davy to her English friend and colleague Yvonne at a pub. Liz and Yvonne take part in some drunken story telling, a Scottish tradition (“Over and Done ...
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire

Director: David Block
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
Christian Campbell
Christian Campbell
Grey Griffin
Grey Griffin
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo decide to take a well-deserved vacation. Velma drives everyone to Petit Chauve Sourie Ville, a small town in Louisiana that is hosting a vampire festival called “Vampire Palooza”. They meet Lita Rutland, the festival organizer, who explains that tourism is down and the festival is losing funds. They also meet their host, Vincent Van Helsing, a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, who runs a vampire museum and is an author, although his books are not selling. Mayoral candidate Jesper Poubelle, an anti-vampire agitator, is also stirring up trouble by protesting the festival. Mr. Van Helsing takes the gang back to his museum and shows ...
Animation
The Lorax
The Lorax

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
Betty White
Betty White
Ed Helms
Ed Helms
A 12-year-old boy named Ted Wiggins lives in Thneedville, a walled city where all vegetation and plant life are artificial. Ted has a crush on a girl named Audrey and decides to impress her with a “real tree”. His grandmother Norma tells him the legend of the Once-ler, who knows what happened to the trees. Leaving Thneedville in search of the Once-ler, Ted discovers that the outside world is a barren, contaminated wasteland. He finds the elderly Once-ler who agrees to tell him the story of the trees over multiple visits. The next time he leaves home, Ted encounters Thneedville’s greedy mayor Aloysius O’Hare whose company ...
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages

Director: Adam Shankman
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
In 1987 Los Angeles, Sherrie Christian arrives from Oklahoma with dreams of becoming a singer. Barback Drew Boley prepares for another night at The Bourbon Room (“Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin’ But a Good Time”). Sherrie’s suitcase is stolen, and Drew gets her a job as a waitress at the Bourbon Room. The club’s owner, Dennis Dupree, and his right-hand man, Lonny Barnett, are desperate to save the club from a tax debt. They book Stacee Jaxx, a detached and self-indulgent rock star preparing for his final gig with his band, Arsenal. Drew tells Sherrie his own dreams of becoming a rock star, but that he has stagefright (“Juke Box Hero/I ...
Animation
Happy Feet Two
Happy Feet Two

Director: George Miller
Genre: Musical (Animation)
Cast:
Ava Acres
Ava Acres
Benjamin Flores Jr.
Benjamin Flores Jr.
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Erik, son of Mumble and Gloria, can’t dance like the other penguins and feels out of place. He and his best friends, Bodicea and Atticus, follow one of Mumble’s friends, Ramón, leader of the Amigos, to Adélie-Land which is now being ruled by a flying penguin con artist called the Mighty Sven. After surviving the loss of his native fishing grounds due to his “miraculous” ability to fly, he hired another of Mumble’s friends, Lovelace (who was fired from his job as “Guru”) to be his partner. They tell the others they were saved by humans but fled to Antarctica after believing they’d be eaten. There Sven performs his first miracles by ...
TV Shows
Glee
Glee

Director: Brad Falchuk
Genre: Musical (TV Shows)
Cast:
Lea Michele
Lea Michele
Alex Newell
Alex Newell
Amber Riley
Amber Riley
The series centers on a high school show choir, also known as a glee club, in the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. Will Schuester takes over the glee club after the former teacher Sandy Ryerson is fired for inappropriate contact with a student. With a rag-tag group of misfit teenagers, Will attempts to restore the glee club to its former glory while tending to his developing feelings for his co-worker, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, as well as defending the glee club’s existence from the conniving cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. A major focus of the series is the students in the glee club: their relationships as couples, their love of singing and ...
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2009 — 2015
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Director: Damien Chazelle
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Set in modern-day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple who has been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance. With Guy unexpectedly off in his new relationship, Madeline tries to rebuild her life. She changes apartments, searches for a new job, takes up an instrument, and goes on ...
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Director: Tim Burton
Genre: Musical (Movies)
Cast:
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
Ed Sanders
Ed Sanders
In 1846, Benjamin Barker, a barber, arrives in London, accompanied by sailor Anthony Hope. Fifteen years earlier, he was falsely convicted and exiled by the corrupt Judge Turpin, who lusted after Barker’s wife Lucy. Barker adopts the alias “Sweeney Todd” and returns to his old Fleet Street shop, situated above Mrs. Nellie Lovett’s meat pie shop, where she sells the “worst pies in London”. Lovett tells him that Turpin raped Lucy, who then poisoned herself with arsenic. The couple’s daughter, Johanna, is now Turpin’s ward. Todd vows revenge and re-opens his barbershop after Mrs. Lovett, who loves him unrequitedly, presents him with his old ...