Polly: The Music
As I stated in the introductory post, Polly is a musical. A fact that is extremely exciting to me. I can't say I've ever watched a musical period film with a majority black cast. So this is a breath of fresh air. The movie is set in the 1950's so the music has that feel.
Polly was choreographed by the legendary Debbie Allen, so obviously the dancing is amazing! Polly was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.
Here is a list of the musical numbers:
- By Your Side- Polly
- Honey Ain't Got Nothin' On You- Polly, Nancy, & Girls
- Sweet Little Angel Eyes- Jimmy Bean, Polly, George, Nancy, & Children
- Something More- Aunt Polly
- Shine A Light- Mayor Warren, Dr. Shannon, & George
- Rainbow Maker- Polly, Nancy, & Aunt Polly
- Stand Up- Reverend Gillis, Dr. Shannon, & Congregation
- Finale- Company
I really enjoyed the musical numbers and the dancing. I found myself wanting to dance while the music was playing. I give the music a solid 5.