10 Classic Musicals That Every Musical Lover Needs To See

Ah, musicals. You gotta love 'em.

There are so many fantastic musicals out there, and I can't get enough of them! My love for musicals is deeply rooted, and it all started with the classic cinemas. Catchy show tunes that stick in your head, quirky choreography that makes you want to dance, fun stories that fill your heart with joy. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? So, here's a list of 10 classic musicals that every musical lover needs to see.

1. Fiddler on the Roof

Released in 1971, this is a classic that should not go unwatched. While personally this is not one of my favorites, it is definitely a must-see among the musical world. It may be long, but it is full of catchy songs that you'll be singing for days. Gwen Stefani even has a song inspired by what is perhaps the most iconic musical number of the show.

2. The Wizard of Oz

Another must-see for anyone who calls themselves a musical lover. Again, not one of my most favorites, but one that I grew up watching and that I will still watch on occasion. Released in 1939, this movie is definitely iconic in both the musical and cinematic world.

3. West Side Story

Released in 1961, this is a fun musical filled with amazing music and incredible dance numbers. Every musical lover needs to see this classic at least once in their lifetime.

4. The Sound of Music

Of course I couldn't leave this one out. This classic was released in 1965 and is probably one of the most iconic musicals in cinematic history. Starring the beautiful, Julie Andrews, this musical contains wonderful songs that we all know and love. I watched this all the time growing up, so I have a bit of a soft spot for this one.

5. Mary Poppins

Another classic musical also starring the magnificent, Julie Andrews, and of course, the incredible, Dick Van Dyke. Released in 1964, this musical has holds a special place in my heart. Filled with vivacious dance numbers and endearing music, 'Mary Poppins' is most definitely one for the books.

6. My Fair Lady

Another classic released in 1964 starring the gorgeous, Audrey Hepburn. This is one that I didn't watch until my senior year of high school. Shocking, I know. It didn't take long for me to realize why this is considered to be such an iconic musical. For me, this one was love at first song.

7. Annie Get Your Gun

Released in 1950, this is another fantastic musical that I didn't see until a few years ago. This is one that everyone should see. Highly underrated, this story follows the life of Annie Oakley, and has some of my favorite songs.

8. Singin' in the Rain

A classic that has some of the most exciting song and dance numbers in musical history. There is no question why this musical is considered so iconic. Released in 1952, it definitely captures the spirit of musicals. If you haven't seen this one, you need to go watch it right now.

9. White Christmas

Released in 1954, this is a musical that a lot of people hold near and dear to their hearts, and with good reason. I watch this one even when it isn't Christmas time. Bing Crosby is simply endearing in this classic, heartwarming musical. Again I say, if you haven't seen it, do it now.

10. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

I saved the best for last. Released in 1954, this musical will leave you singing its tunes for the next week. It also happens to be my absolute favorite musical ever. Completely underrated, 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' will have you falling in love with its hilarious characters, catchy songs, and phenomenal dance numbers.
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