Whether it’s a book or Broadway play that’s being turned into a movie, everyone loves a great adaptation, and movies making their way to the Broadway stage is no different. From great ones like The Lion King to new ones like Magic Mike, there’s something about musicals we just can’t get enough of. Now if only the upcoming Mean Girls can live up to the original (C’mon, Tina Fey. We believe in you.)
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Legally Blonde was such a hit with fans that it’s no wonder when they decided to bring Elle Woods to the stage. After following her ex-boyfriend to Harvard in hopes of winning him back, she actually discovers that she has what it takes to have a career in law and proves everyone wrong. Which is always the best revenge, am I right?
Also known as the movie that always made me cry as a kid — how dare Scar trick Simba like that and then kill Mufasa!— The Lion King has become one of the most iconic Disney films to be brought to life on stage and with good reason. From the costumes to the music, it’s no wonder why it’s become one of the longest running stage productions.
Telling the story of a young boy growing up in County Durham in 1984, Billy Elliot is all about following your dreams as 11 year-old Billy goes on an journey to become a ballet dancer. The movie was released in 2000 and debuted on the London stage five years later. With music from Elton John, the play became a huge hit and went on to tour Australia and North America while winning 10 Tony Awards along the way.
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This is Canada’s latest tourism advert. Luckily all they had to do was pop down to the local Tim Horton’s and press record. The rest happened like magic!!
Canada, such a simple and beautiful land.
The actual story? According to YouTuber Bruce O, the singers are members of The Entertainers, the Oakville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They meet every Monday for rehearsals and follow up with a coffee and donut. This time, they graced coffee goers with a rendition of The Lion King’s ”Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Watch it here