There are numerous great classical movies that have a hint of musical theater about them and we asked acting classes provider BASSA which they thought were the finest.
Singing In The Rain
If you were to remove every musical sequence in this film, featuring Gene Kelley, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Conner, what you have left is a silly script about unsuccessful attempts at creating talking pictures. However, this is precisely why this is the second-best movie musical in history. To this day, Singing In The Rain is a tear-jerking, delightful movie that is sure to make you laugh. The brilliance in this film is enhanced by Cyd Charisse's clever dance turn, and Rita Moreno as Zelda Zanders never fails to impress viewers.
The Wizard of Oz
It is rather difficult to view this movie and suddenly realize it is the sole film that features a relatively unspoiled version of Judy Garland. However, the soon-to-be star was under pressure - given pep pills by studio employees, put on a strict diet, and more. Despite these behind-the-scene issues, this is still a timeless film. Garland's performance of "Over The Rainbow" touches hearts every time. The film also features outstanding acting from Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, Clara Blandick and the singing midgets. To put it simply, this movie is widely beloved by all.
West Side Story
Stephen Sohdheim once stated that all of his success was based upon the lyrics he wrote for a failure film. He was referring to the muscial "West Side Story" and the film that followed it. Of course, no one else agrees with this. This film might possibly be one of the world's most decadent viewing experiences to hit movie theaters. This film is based on Shakespeare's characters Romeo and Juilet and features a pair of star-crossed lovers. Rito Moreno played Anita and George Chakiris played Bernardo, and they received multiple awards for their work. This film also received the prestigious Oscar for Best Picture in 1961.
My Fair Lady
Momentarily disregard Audrey Hepburn playing Eliza and Rex Harrison playing Professor Henry Higgins. Even dare to disregard Stanley Holloway playing Alfie, Eliza's father. Simply direct your focus towards the constant amazement of Sir Cecil Beaton's costume design, direction of art and direction of production. There has yet to be and may never be a moment that is as profound as when Eliza appears in the notorious gown on her way to the ball. The same is true for the genius of "Ascot Gavotte." There are simply no proper words. Period. Well, except for congratulation Lerner and Loewe. Such a fantastic job.