15 Now-You-Know Facts About Movie Music To Sing From The Rooftops

Some notes on the weirdest, worst, and best musicals around.
15 Now-You-Know Facts About Movie Music To Sing From The Rooftops

Welcome back to Musical Facts, a brand new installment at Cracked that will last for exactly however long you take to read this Pictofact, and recur whenever you come back to reread our Miss Saigon-less list. Of course, part of that is because Hollywood hasn’t made an adaptation starring Patrick Stewart. Get on that. 

Musicals. Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere.  

Hell, if you give us enough time we’ll probably make a musical episode of something. Your Songs on Cracked, Agents of Cracked: Turn Off the Dark, After Hours but it’s a dark Sondheim-esque take. One of the songs can be about this Pictofact, and it’ll become a horrible recursive nightmare but hey, that’s musicals! See songs like that and other ones about lizard facts or the Bloop in our Cracked musical, coming to you whenever you trip hard enough and come back here and try to read our magazine. 

Until then, here are some fun facts about some of the weirdest, worst, and best musicals around right now.

'Encanto' in Spanish

Musical movies Carolina Gaitán Mauro Castillo Angie Cepeda María Cecilia Botero Maluma Encanto Several of the actors also performed in the Spanish language dub of the film. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Profanity in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Musical movies Little shop of Horrors Mean Green Mother from Outer Space was the first Oscar-nominated song to contain profanity. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Pilot

Andrew Lloyd Weber on 'Cats'

Musical movies Lass 12 cats Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator of the stage play, got a therapy dog to deal with the trauma. When an airline demanded proof he needed a service dog, he directed them to watch the movie. Не was let through. CRACKED.COM

Source: NBC News

Real Hickeys in 'Grease'

Musical movies Grease The hickeys on Stockard Channing's neck were real, and applied by Jeff Conaway himself. CRACKED.COM

Source: NBC News

Roald Dahl About 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'

Musical movies Willy Wonka and the chocolate Factory Author Roald Dahl hated this movie for various reasons, including changes to the story and Gene Wilder's casting. CRACKED.COM

Source: Insider

Rachel Zegler in 'West Side Story'

Musical movies west side story Rachel Zegler had never professionally acted before being cast as Maria in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film. CRACKED.COM

Source: Yahoo

Christopher Plummer about 'The Sound of Music'

Musical movies The sound of MUSIC Christopher Plummer hated the film, calling it The Sound of Mucus. Не also despised working with Julia Andrews, who was a real-life Manic Pixie Dream Girl. (Не calmed down later in life... a little.) CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Debbie Reynolds in 'Singin' in the Rain'

Musical movies singin' in the Rain Despite being one of the most adored musicals ever, it wasn't as fun behind the scenes. One day, Fred Astaire found 18-year-old Debbie Reynolds crying under a piano from the stress. (Не comforted her.) CRACKED.COM

Source: The Mirror

Why 'Dear Evan Hansen' Sucks

Musical movies Dear Evan Hansen Will Roland used to boo Ben Platt from backstage during the live production, to keep him humble - but he wasn't there to do it while shooting the movie. Maybe that's why, while the stage production got rave reviews, the movie version is $5 at Target. CRACKED.COM

Source: YouTube

'Hairspray' and 'Buffy'

Musical movies Hairspray The movie was directed by Adam Shankman, the choreographer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's musical episode Once More, with Feeling. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Mr. Feeny in '1776'

Musical movies 1776 William Daniels, famous for playing Mr. Feeny in Boy Meets World, first played John Adams in this movie. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

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