Baby, it’s cold outside and we want nothing more than to cozy up to a slew of musical movies. This month, we’re rounding up all musicals available for stream on Hulu (you can check out our latest Netflix roundup here), and while the popular platform doesn’t offer a vast repertoire for theatre nerds yet, there is enough content to keep us singing along on our couch for a few hours.
Here are musicals currently available on Hulu:
1. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
Fans of the NBC special starring John Legend and Sara Bareilles can rejoice! Hulu’s addition of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’ is a blessing for any musical theatre nerd hoping to jam to some Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes. This reimagined concert version might be a little different than the original production but it’s got the same iconic hits from “Superstar” to “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”.
Based on the 1980 film and its subsequent stage version, the remake of ‘Fame’ follows a group of ambitious students who attend a performing arts high school in New York City. Angst, drama, song and dance take the lead in this coming of age musical.
3. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd; his skin was pale and his eye was odd! This dark musical chronicles the life of a barber who seeks revenge after tragedy falls on his wife and daughter. Put those jazz hands away for this one, ladies and gents. ‘Sweeney Todd’ is blood, guts, and lots and lots of Sondheim.
4. FANTASIA 2000
While not a traditional musical by any means, ‘Fantasia 2000’ brings to life some of the greatest music of all time. This Disney sequel follows suit with the first iteration of ‘Fantasia’, combining classical works by famous composers and animated sequences. For a theatre nerd, it’s the perfect pick on a relaxing rainy day.
5. LOVESTRUCK: THE MUSICAL
If you’ve spent the last month binge-watching every cheesy Netflix movie in the book (both installments of ‘The Christmas Prince’, perhaps?), then this musical might just be your cup of tea. ABC Family/Freeform curated this jukebox treasure which sets songs such as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” to one former Broadway dancer’s love story.
6. TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Whether you’re mourning that Halloween has come and gone or counting down the days until Christmas, Tim Burton’s popular film will do just the trick. Though the spooky story has yet to grace the stage, it comes with a catchy soundtrack and memorable protagonist by the name of Jack Skellington. We’re here for that.
Okay, this series is not a musical but it’s bound to keep fans of musical theatre just as happy – it’s chock full of major Broadway stars. Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster leads the show playing Liza Miller, a 40-year-old mother and divorcée who lands a job at a major publishing house after fibbing about her age (hint: she passes as a much younger 26-year-old). The cast also includes ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ actress Miriam Shor with guest appearances from other show-tune singers such as Laura Benanti and Christian Borle. All five seasons are currently available on Hulu.