Genre Archives: Musical

The Greatest Showman

December 20, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The story finds its inspiration in the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum whose ingenious vision brought to life the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the late 19th century. To play the role of the creative showman, who better than Hollywood's very own Renaissance man of talent, Hugh Jackman. In this [...]

Pitch Perfect 3

December 22, 2017
The tagline of Pitch Perfect 3, the latest in the franchise, is “Last Call Pitches,” and we can only hope this is the case, for we do not need one more of these. Though some inappropriate humor is present, the first and second movies are cute and original, with hearty laughs to be had by most. [...]

Phantom of the Opera (1925)

September 9, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Phantom of the Opera (1925)" is a classic silent film, which features the legendary Lon Chaney, Sr., (also known as the "Man of a Thousand Faces", due to his great number of self make-up jobs) as Erik, the phantom. He lives five levels below the Paris Opera House and lurks in shadows, killing [...]

Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

April 26, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Jerome Kern tells the story of how he became successful through music. From the streets of New York to London and back to the USA, his musical inspiration to many of his stage performances came to life through young stars. He tells his driver the story of meeting up with James Hesler and his [...]

The Inspector General (1949)

April 12, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

Danny Kaye is the star of this classic comedy musical. He portrays a poor, uneducated gypsy named George who is mistaken for the inspector general in a small town that is run by some people that are stealing the town blind. George, although he cannot read or write, does his best to play the part [...]

La La Land

December 9, 2016
Life is seen through the dreaming and wonderstruck CinemaScope eyes of director Damien Chazelle in "La La Land." The title is synonymous with Los Angeles, Mia and Sebastian's (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) city of stars, where they try to make their dreams come true. Chazelle's film is, by some [...]

This is the Army

July 6, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film is one from 1943 with a cast of stars. Jerry Jones and his friends performed a show for the soldiers and were shipped out directly from the stage to the fighting overseas. Now the war is over—the one they called the war of all wars—and the gang gets together and reminisces about the [...]

Royal Wedding

May 1, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

Fred Astaire was one of great dancers of his time. This movie from 1951 also stars Jane Powell and Peter Lawford. It is a classic musical with fantastic dance steps, songs and a story of romance and relationships. As the brother-and-sister dance team travel to England in time for the Royal [...]

Sight & Sound Theatres: Noah

April 22, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Sight & Sound Theatres: Noah" is a delight for the entire family to watch. Kids will love seeing the life-sized ark and all the live animals on stage, including an elephant, horses, goats, pigs, cows, and ducks. Video scenes are incorporated in the film to show animation of the ark being built and [...]

Sight & Sound Theatres: Ruth

March 1, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Sight & Sound Theatres: Ruth" tells the biblical story of Ruth as a musical production. It features realistic stage settings, costumes and small hut-like homes of the period and time. It also takes a bit of creative license with imagined conversations but holds true to the biblical facts. Naomi's [...]