LEGALLY filmed productions of musicals

Below are full videos of LEGALLY filmed productions of musicals. Column A represents musicals from the early and mid-twentieth century that are considered traditional forms of musical theater. Column B represents musicals from the early, mid- and late-twentieth century that are more experimental in nature, in terms of storytelling and theatrical devices.

Watch a musical theatre piece from BOTH Column A and Column B (only one from each is necessary, but feel free to fall down the rabbit hole). Then, compare and contrast how each utilizes the tenets of musical theater to tell the story. How do the more traditional musicals defy expectations while maintaining a clear grasp on form and narrative? How do the more experimental musicals explode expectations to innovate the form of musical theater? How are each of the musicals successful? How do they fail, if at all?
Musical from column A

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