Jukebox musicals are like when you get way too high in the backseat of your younger brother’s car cause yours is at the shop and you put the radio on and hallucinate for two hours. These licensed rights nightmares are a soundscape of flipping through radios and visuals that look like what cartoons dream of. Despite not having an original thought possessed in the entire film, some jukebox musicals turn out astounding, despite basically being the equivalent of a bunch of famous cinema stars singing along to a mixtape their brother’s friend made for them on the trip to the beach.

Here are some facts about all your favorite mixtapes. From the dark and sultry tones of a burlesque show in France to the impossible heights of Moulin Rouge, to the Greece-inspired Greece of Mamma Mia to… uh, not Grease apparently because it’s not a jukebox musical despite our Bearenstein memories of it.

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Moulin Rouge!

CRACKED.COM Jukebox Musicals Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman's necklace was crafted using 1,308 diamonds, and is one of the most expensive pieces of props and film-created jewelry ever.

Source: Vogue

Mamma Mia!

GRACKED COM Jukebox Musicals Mamma Mia! Pierce Brosnan didn't know what the movie was even about when he signed up for Mamma Mia! All he knew was that Meryl Streep was in it.

Source: Today

Prince Musical

Jukebox Musicals Purple... uh... Rainer? A jukebox musical inspired by the film Purple Rain and based on Prince's oeuvre is on its way, by the company behind Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. CRACKED.COM

Source: Slate

Clueless, the Musical

CRACKED.COM www.fm Jukebox Musicals Clueless, the Musical The staging features classic songs with their lyrics rewritten to match the scenes.

Source: Vulture

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