Must Watch: Rehearsal for ‘The Greatest Showman’ with Hugh Jackman will give you goosebumps

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An incredible rehearsal for ‘The Greatest Showman’ with Hugh Jackman has just been released and it will give you goosebumps!


Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

So it is no wonder that one of Hollywood’s triple-threat performers – Australian actor-singer-dancer Hugh Jackman – portrays the circus founder in new period musical drama The Greatest Showman.

Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American, was a scrappy rebel who pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the country’s first self-made millionaires.

The movie, directed by Australian Michael Gracey in his feature film debut, tells the story of Barnum’s career – mostly invented. But it tries to keep the spirit of a larger-than-life impresario who brought together “oddities” hitherto considered outcasts, gave them centre stage and, in so doing, created the enduring entertainment that became the circus.

Barnum’s troupe included General Tom Thumb, the bearded lady, the giant, the conjoined twins and the albino dancers, among others.

The star-studded cast includes Michelle Williams as Barnum’s devoted wife, Rebecca Ferguson as Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, whom Barnum made a superstar in the US, and Zac Efron as Barnum’s sophisticated playwright partner who joins the circus and falls in love with its trapeze artist (Zendaya).

Before filming started and the rehearsals were taking place, Hugh Jackman was advised by his surgeon not to sing in the big-budget movie musical, as it could have split the stitches he had received in his nose after he underwent surgery to remove skin cancers.

He went into the rehearsal room to show that he was willing and ready and delivered a goosebump worthy performance.

Watch the rehearsal below:

Sources: YouTube | The Greatest Showman
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