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Singing in the Face of Adversity
List creator: BIrish
Created on: December 28, 2007 - 11:34 AM PST
Description: dark musicals - song & dance numbers amidst plots involving conflict, persecution, personal sacrifice, loss, etc - list is open to suggestions!

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The Sound of Music: 40th Anniversary Edition (1965)
  set in pre-WWII Austria, new romance and family bonds are threatened by the rise of Nazi Germany
Cabaret (1972)
  the Kit-Kat Club centralizes an underground community of artists, queers and Jews in pre-WWII Berlin
All That Jazz (1979)
  two musicals in one - in the excessively decadent 70s, while preparing a dance company for performance, its director (based on film director Bob Fosse's own experiences) is combatting addiction and subsequent health problems, resulting in darkly comedic delusions and confronting mortality
Fame (1980)
  coming-of-age inner-city youth attending a competitive arts high school encounter educational and life-altering obstacles
The Hole (1998)
Not Rated
  an apocalyptic portrait of an overcrowded present-day city overcome with dis-ease is highlighted by the promise of romance manisfested as brief musical interludes
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
  Bjork's acting debut - a naive woman devoted to keeping a hereditary truth from her young son, sacrifices herself to a false accusation
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933)
Not Rated
  suggested by Chyekk for: poverty
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  suggested by Chyekk for: french-algerian war, teen pregnancy, etc
Annie (Special Anniversary Edition) (1981)
  suggested by Chyekk for: orphans
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
Not Rated
  suggested by Chyekk for: corrupt judges, kidnapping, murder

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