Speakers’ Club Apr. 13, 2019 Musicals


Word Crimes Rehearsal:

The Musical on Broadway and at the Movies

The Jazz Singer: First synchronous sound movie was also a musical. Al Jolson.

The Wizard of Oz: I’m Melting; O-e-o-e-ooooo; Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain:

My Fair Lady: Broadway with Julie Andrews; movie with Audrey Hepburn. Andrews took the Mary Poppins Role and beat Hepburn out for the Oscar that year. From the play “Pygmalion.” Hepburn’s singing voice was dubbed over.

Fiddler on the Roof: Tradition!

The Phantom of the Opera:

Guys and Dolls, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando:


Damn Yankees:

Singin’ in the Rain:

The King and I: Yul Brynner

Porgy and Bess:


Chicago: The original “Orange is the New Black” with music.

A Chorus Line:

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat: Donny Osmond;




Hamilton: Lin Manuel Miranda

Excalibur, the Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, A Star Is Born, Porgy and Bess, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Evita, Fame, 42nd Street, Grease, Wicked