I’m sure you all know about the movie Frozen and how music can impact a movie and our lives, right? Well for me, my Frozen was the movie Grease. I remember seeing it for the first time at the drive in with my family and cousins and that is when I fell in love with, not only the movie itself, but with the songs and some members of the cast. I could have watched that movie over and over again if they had Netflix back in “my day”. Watching Grease to this day makes me happy. I could sing along, dance along, and just watch it over and over again…that’s how happy it makes me.
Looking back at my high school fave’s, I can remember going to see Dirty Dancing with my mom….yeah, some scenes…awkward….but, the music, the dancing, the cast, that is what I remember most. It was a feel good movie. Flashdance…no, it wasn’t a musical per say, but the music and the dancing, that was a fun movie to watch…oh and what about Footloose? Could you imagine a town with out dancing? CRAZY!
I also remember when High School Musical & Camp Rock came out and how much my oldest loved that movie! Her High School Musical & Camp Rock feel good movies were the same as my Grease! My youngest loved Shrek the Musical…again, her happiness was just as mine was while watching Grease! See where I’m going with this? Music + Movies = Happiness on all types of levels!
So, when you need a little pick me up, just want to reminisce or share a moment with your child, introduce them to some of these great musicals. I’ve also listed a few others for different ages below. For the bigger kids check out Shrek the Musical, High School Musical, Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Footloose, Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, and Camp Rock.
You’ll see…soon enough, you’ll forget all about letting it go and start thinking how you can cut loose, footloose! Make your night even more fun by recreating a stage and be sure to bring your microphones! Let each child stand up and lip sync…even if they don’t know the song…or the words! Have some laughs & makes some fun memories!
What is your favorite musical movie of all time?