IBJ Night at the Movies: "Fame"

September 16, 2009
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Care to join IBJ for a sneak preview of the upcoming movie remake "Fame"?

While the performing arts students may be unknown (at least to those of us over 15), the familiar cast of teachers includes Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, and Charles S. Dutton. Debbie Allen, a teacher last time, is now the Principal.

If you'd like a shot at a pair of tickets, just mention your favorite movie musical in the space below.

You'll also need to send an e-mail to lharry@ibj.com with FAME tickets on the subject line.

I will contact winners by e-mail with information on how to claim your passes. The screening is 7 p.m. at Regal Circle Centre on Sept. 23.

Good luck.

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  • It'd have to be "A Chorus Line". I wore out six VHS copies of it but am still on my first DVD copy. I can quote every line in the movie and stage show.
    • I've just got such great memories of watching Judy Garland in Meet Me In St. Louis with my Grandparents...An American In Paris and really any Gene Kelly stand out, too!
    • I was six when my parents took me to see Annie in the theatre, and Carol Burnett scared me away from ever trying "cold mush."
    • Anyone who knows me, knows it's "Jesus Christ Superstar". I would watch it EVERY Easter when I was little. And it is the reason I do theatre today. It was the first show I was in. It was the first show I Stage Managed. It was the first show I Directed. (Yeah I've done it more than once). LOL And I got to meet THE Ted Neeley backstage when it came to the Murat a while back. A night I'll never forget!
    • I have to go with RENT. Was it the most well done of all of the musical movies I've seen? No. Were all of the main characters just a little bit too old to play the part on the big screen (with the exception of Rosario Dawson and Tracie Thoms)? Yes. But it was RENT with the majority of the original cast, so it will be my favorite now and forever! :)
    • Gotta' go with my all-time favorite "Grease".
    • I have so many favorites but I have to say my all time favorite is Jesus Christ Superstar. The whole storyline is amazing and who can't love all the fringe used in the showstopping number Jesus Christ Superstar. I also think the star of the show Ted Neeley who has played the part of Jesus longer than Jesus was actually alive and still has the vocal chops embodies the character on stage as well as off stage, as I too had the chance to meet him and there is no Diva attitude at all. I also love that the movie randomly throws in ideas of the current time in which the movie was made. I also like the use of them coming in on a bus as themselves changing into costume and starting the show then leaving on teh bus at the end I think this reminds you that this is a musical being brought into a move so you still have a "stage".
    • Sound of Music

      dates me, eh?
    • It has to be Wizard of Oz. A classic movie musical that holds up as well today as it did nearly 70 years ago!
    • I think my all time favorite is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Although Wicked is coming up fast!
    • My favorite musical is "Singin' in the Rain". Between Gene Kelly's singing and dancing and Donald O'Connor's gravity-defying performance of "Make 'Em Laugh", this is the yardstick by which all other musicals should be measured.
    • Toss up between Camelot and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Both great in their own right and era.
    • Little shop. Little Shop of Horrors. You're singing it in your head right now, aren't 'cha?
    • If animated movies count, I'd have to go with "The Point" (featuring the smash hit "Me and My Arrow"). Otherwise, it's got to be Superstar.
    • Mine would have to be "Grease." It's endlessly rewatchable. An honorable mention would be "Moulin Rouge" for making the musical relevant again for a new generation.
    • Gotta be The Sound of Music or The King and I, with Grease rounding out my Top Three!
    • Little Shop of Horrors! I loved this movie as a kid.
    • a chorus line. my first love. my forever love. :)
    • "Chicago" would have to be my favorite.
    • "Singin in the Rain", "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music" are my favorites.
    • Rocky Horror Picture Show!
    • "The Wizard of Oz" is my favorite!!! "Singin' In The Rain" comes in as a very close 2nd!
    • Moulin Rouge-Love it!
    • It has to be Holiday Inn. Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, some obsurce person who filled the female lead nicely...It has it all, and Christmas to boot!
    • The Sound of Music...best movie of all time! :)
    • I have to admit I really love "Enchanted." Strictly speaking, it may not be a musical, but I think it's close enough.
    • It has to be 1) Singin' in the Rain, 2) Broadway Melody of 1940, 3) Easter Parade
    • Oklahoma always comes to mind. My father's favorite. Great songs. Memorable characters. Good as a high school performance or on Broadway,
    • Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella!!
    • Mine at the moment is Rent with The Sound of Music a very close second!!
    • Mamma Mia!
    • My favorite movie musical is James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy the George Cohen story. It is an oldie but a goodie
    • Has to be "Singin' in the Rain!"
    • My wife thinks I'm crazy, but my all-time favorite musical is Music Man.
    • GREASE, OF COURSE!!!
    • Not too many people know of this musical but it has to be "Finnian's Rainbow". (only those born in the 50's would remember it).
    • There are a LOT of great ones mentioned--my current favorite is SHAMPOO! It was so fun!
    • Some notes:

      Veronica: Are you confusing it with something else? "Shampoo" wasn't a musical.

      Sheila: Finian's Rainbow is being revived on Broadway this season.

      Cameron: No shame in liking The Music Man. Robert Preston rocks.

      Chyrise: It's been years since I've seen Yankee Doodle Dandy, but I used to love it. Time for a revisit, I think. And I believe the Artcraft Theatre in Franklin had it back on the big screen not too long ago.

      To all the JC Superstar fans: You must check out the Mr. Show parody of the Jesus Christ Superstar film. Jack Black is in it. Very funny.

      Lauren and Wendy: You may be the only two people in the world who liked the film of "A Chorus Line." FYI: The revival tour is part of the Broadway in Indianapolis season.


      Thanks for reading. Winners are being notified.

      --Lou Harry
      • I really enjoyed Chicago with Richard Gere and many others
      • I seem to recall loving "Oliver", especially little Mark Lester when he sang "Where is Love?". Whatever happened to HIM?
      • Rent!!!
      • Tragedy tomorrow, comedy to-night! A wonderful 60's musical with true comedic power in Zero Mostel.
      • chicago is my all time favorite movie musical. I was pleasantly suprised with how well hollywood did!
      • My favorie movie musical is Sound Of Music.
      • Mamma Mia!
      • There are many musical films to choose from. In addition to My Fair Lady there is also South Pacific, Grease, Chorus Line etc
      • The Sound of Music is my all time favorite.
      • OMgosh, how can I name just one. As cheesy as it sounds I really loved the 3rd installment of High School Musical and even more so, The Hannah Montana Movie. But, for a more mature pick I'd have to go with Chicago....or Moulin Rouge...or...who can pick just ONE?!?!
      • There are so many from which to select...Singing in the Rain, Music Man, Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, Grease, Mamma Mia, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music. My current favorite is Wicked because I just saw it a few months ago for the first time.
      • Wish I could afford to go see it - thanks for the info.
      • How about A Prairie Home Companion, or De-Lovely - some uncommon and fairly recent examples of movie musicals.
      • Rent is my favorite musical.
      • Either "Mamma Mia" or "Chicago." Or possibly "The Sound of Music." Or... wait... "Phantom of the Opera." Uhmmmm...

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