5 Musicals You Can Stream If You Liked “Matilda”

An all-new adaptation of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, it tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination who dares to change her destiny. (Netflix)

It hasn’t even been a week since Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical came to Netflix and it has already become one of the most viewed productions on the platform these days. The new film brings to the screen the story created by the famous British writer, but now reversed and removed from the classic 1996 film. On this occasion, the project is based on the staging released in 2020 in London, although it is They made some slight changes.

The feature film directed by Matthew Warchus (Pride: pride and hope) has been well received by critics, who have given this work 92% approval in Rotten Tomatoeswhile the audience gave him 75% acceptance. For those fans who have enjoyed this new production starring Emma Thompson Y Alisha Weir. Here are some musical proposals that can be enjoyed on the Netflix service this time.

"Tick, tick... Boom!" was nominated for two Oscars.  (Netflix)
“Tick, tick…boom!” was nominated for two Oscars. (Netflix)

Eurovision, the history of Fire Saga

2020 movie in which Will Ferrell He is one of the protagonists, in addition to the fact that he also wrote and produced this story that tells, as a parody and a tribute, the behind the scenes of the most recognized festival on the old continent. The plot begins in Húsavík, a town in Iceland, where Lars, a boy of about 7 years old, is sad because his mother has just died. His father (Pierce Brosnan) a sex symbol of the town takes care of the minor with whom he has nothing in common. Lars wants to be a singer and win the Eurovision Song Contest. The little one will join Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) to form the musical group Fire Saga. They are both ABBA fans and their goal is to win the prestigious Eurovision music match.

The film is an ode to feelings, simplicity and willpower. It shows innocent characters in the shoes of Lars and Sigrit and others who abuse these friends. Music mixed with elves, with cold landscapes and with the illusion of winning by force of will. The singer also participates in the production Demi lovato and the leading actor of the Icelandic series trappedÓlafur Darri Ólafsson.

In addition to acting, Will Ferrel also co-wrote the script.  (Netflix)
In addition to acting, Will Ferrel also co-wrote the script. (Netflix)

Dance (The Prom)

This feature film was released in 2020 and Ryan Murphy (american crime story) was in charge of bringing the musical to the big screen Prom, nominated seven Tony Awards. This comedy in the form of a musical follows Emma, ​​a young lesbian teenager who lives in a small and conservative town in Indiana (United States). One day she will break the schemes of her inhabitants when she decides to go with her girlfriend to the prom, something that she is completely forbidden to do. It will be then when a group of eccentric Broadway characters come to her aid.

This project was Murphy’s first official feature film for Netflix. The film features a great list of Hollywood personalities such as meryl streep (mamma mia), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), singer Ariana Grande (Sam and Cat), James Corden (yesterday), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8), Keegan-Michael Key (predator) and Andrew Rannells (a small favor) in the main cast. The movie received mixed reviews but it is an option if you are a lover of musical theater.

The film was released in 2020 and has the participation of Meryl Streep.  (Netflix)
The film was released in 2020 and has the participation of Meryl Streep. (Netflix)

Tick, tick, Boom!

This film marked the directorial debut of lin manuel miranda (hamilton), centered on the life of Jonathan Larson, a musical writer who died when he was barely 35 years old and was never able to witness the success of his famous work, Rent. In the feature film, it is shown how Larson felt that his life was passing and he would soon reach the age of 30 without leaving any trace. He worked very hard on his musical superbiawhich never saw the light of the stage, although he did not give up and continued writing, hoping to see his dream come true.

Andrew Garfield stars in this musical drama story and the supporting cast is made up of Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford and Mj Rodríguez. As Garfield said at the time, the film is a bit about that clock that every human being has inside and that makes people feel “deep down, that life is sacred, life is short, and it is better to be here.” with each other as much as possible, supporting each other.”

Andrew Garfield won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for this work.  (Netflix)
Andrew Garfield won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for this work. (Netflix)

Diana: The Musical

This is a Broadway musical that was originally going to open only in theaters in March of last year, but due to the pandemic and theater closures around the world, producer Frank Marshall and his partners thought about releasing it to a larger audience, regarding the fever for the series of The Crown. Thus, at the beginning of October the drama arrived on the streaming platform and although it has not had the best reviews, it is worth watching if you are fans of productions about the British monarchy.

This musical special was directed by Tony Award-winning theater director Christopher Ashley (come from away). The story is based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. The story follows the stormy relationship that Lady Di had with the press, after her marriage to the Prince carlos, turned it, overnight, into a cultural phenomenon. Characterized and admired as a leader who followed her heart and displayed a human quality rarely seen in authority figures, Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself, defying expectations, shaking the foundations of royalty and creating a legacy that will last forever.

Musical special of the play premiered in London in March 2021. (Netflix)
Musical special of the play premiered in London in March 2021. (Netflix)

The mother of the blues

Directed by George C Wolfe, this is the film adaptation of a 1982 play by August Wilson within his series exploring the African-American experience throughout the 20th century. Here the axis of the story is the recording of an album by the singer Ma Rainey and the tensions that arise both with the owners of the recording studio and with an ambitious trumpet player. The film maintains a theatrical aroma and is supported by the great work of both Chadwick Boseman like Viola Davis.

This feature film was the last work of Boseman, who died in August 2020 victim of colon cancer. The actor recognized for his leading role in Black Panther In 2018, he did not get to see the premiere of this film in which he gave life to Levee, a trumpeter and faithful companion and friend of the singer Ma Rainey.

Musical film based on the play written by August Wilson.  (Netflix)
Musical film based on the play written by August Wilson. (Netflix)

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5 Musicals You Can Stream If You Liked “Matilda”