A musical (or musical comedy) is a musical and stage work. It consists of songs, music, choreography and dialogues.
Musicals are performed in a complex genre, so their creation requires a considerable budget.
But it's worth it, because such performances have been very popular with viewers for a very long time.
The history of the musical
Musicals were preceded by a large number of moreLight genres that consisted of French ballet, variety and dramatic interludes. In 1866 in New York was shown the production of "Black Crook", in which the romantic ballet was woven with melodrama and other genres. This production was a hit. Thanks to her, a new genre was born. The plot has ceased to be the most important, the vocal numbers performed by idols have come to the fore.
The development of American musicals was promoted by the talented emigres Friml, Herbert and Romberg. This was before the First World War.
The Best American Musicals
Musicals created by the United States, a lot. To list them all is impossible, so we will talk about the most popular productions.
"Singing in the Rain" - a comedy musical in 1952. This is a legendary film based on a dozen old songs created for Broadway shows. In the center of events Don Lockwood is a silent movie star, he has everything - fame, money, happiness. He begins to remember times when he was not so famous. Luck turns from him, when silent movies replace silent films.
"Moulin Rouge" - a musical, a melodrama of 2001. The film shows the year 1899. The action takes place in the Moulin Rouge, the famous nightclub of Paris. Two men are trying to win the love of the beautiful courtesan Satin. Men are completely opposite to each other. One of them is a poor writer, and the second is a wealthy duke, who has the opportunity to buy the whole club for one night with Satin.
"Chicago" - a criminal musical in 2002,Created by the US and Germany. Narrative of the girl Roxy, who dreams of singing and dancing as the diva of vaudeville Velma Kelly. Suddenly, both girls are together in the dock.
"Burlesque" is a sensational musical of 2010. Young girl Ali was very happy just recently. But her parents died, and she is forced to leave her hometown in search of a better fate. The good is that she owns a simply charming voice. The girl arrives in Los Angeles and takes a job at the night club "Burlesque". All night long she dances, finds friends and the love of her life. But happiness can not last forever, especially since Ali has a lot of envious people.
The film received a large number of fans. The main roles were performed by Cher and Christina Aguilera.
"Madly in Love" - a comedy musical in styleThe fantasy of 2013. The film tells about the professional producer of musicals Harper Hatton. A woman loved to sing and dance since childhood, so she became very successful in her work. Now she dreams that her daughter will repeat her success. But the young Mirabela refuses to participate in the musical a few days before the premiere. And all this for the sake of her lover Marco. Suddenly, a real miracle happens, the mother of Mirabela drinks a magical elixir and turns into a young girl.