STUDIO celebrates the musicals of the 60s and 70s this October, with some of the best known films of the era.
How to Succeed in Business hilariously captures the new generation’s idea of the American Dream, while Fiddler on the Roof was an Oscar-nominated favourite for its life-affirming story and classic songs. Hair showcased the hippie culture of the 1970’s against a backdrop of the Vietnam War, while this version of Rent is one of the best ever of the long-running musical. Tune in every Saturday afternoon for musical must-sees for the whole family.
Saturday 6 October 2.30pm – How to Succeed In Business
Armed only with a How To manual and a can-do attitude, a young window washer (Robert Morse) strives to conquer the corporate world in this David Swift-directed 1967 feature film.
Saturday 13 October 2.30pm – Fiddler on the Roof
A musical favourite, this critically acclaimed 1971 film adaptation of the international stage sensation stars Topol. It tells the life-affirming story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia. The film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, and features such classic songs as “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset”.
Saturday 20 October 2.30pm – Hair
The explosive 1979 musical about a Vietnam War soldier who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. The hippies introduce him to their environment of sexual freedom and substance experimentation, in this award-winning film starring Treat Williams, John Savage and Beverly D’Angelo. This screen adaptation of America’s First Great Rock Musical is as relevant today as it was when it debuted on Broadway in 1967.
Saturday 27 October 2.30pm – Rent
This hit Broadway rock opera travels to modern-day East Village New York to tell the story of a group of struggling bohemians as they deal with love, loss and mortality.