Ichabod! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
You know the legend. But now it’s more, in an imaginatively inspired musical film. A delight of humor and suspense with surprising new twists and turns.
Katrina Van Tassel must come to a heart-wrenching decision: should she marry the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane (whom her parents have deemed worthy of her hand), or should she remain truthful to her heart and confess her romantic feelings toward Brom Bones? The villagers of Tarrytown join together in song and dance to retell Washington Irving’s classic masterpiece with a contemporary musical score that will enchant audiences of all ages. It’s only inevitable that the spirit of the Headless Horseman is summoned from the Hollow to confront Ichabod’s indomitable vanity and insatiable appetite for worldly possessions.
This film has a different take on the story of Ichabod Crane and Sleepy Hollow. I have never thought of this story as a musical or having humor, but “Ichabod!” puts a smile on your face and makes you hum along. The film starts with Washington Irving inviting you in to help him pen the haunting story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Then as he starts to narrate the story, his imagination comes alive as Irving finds himself a part of the story and sings “Imagine.”
This is the story of Ichabod Crane, his love of worldly possessions, and how he goes about trying to get them. He sets his sights on Katrina Van Tassel, who is in love with Brom Bones, the town’s blacksmith. Katrina has to decide if she should marry Ichabod, whom her parents chose, or go with her own heart. There are many good songs sung that add to the wonder of this film.