Theater-Edition

howbout some au headcanons of Viktor as a famous stage actor-turned-director and Yuuri as an aspiring actor

  • Viktor was totally a child star and is still known for the roles he played back then, some even more so than the recent roles he’s played
  • As a child he played roles in broadway musicals but as an adult he’s mostly really been in plays
  • at 27 he has played countless roles on stage and has so many tonys for them people have lost count
  • Viktor hasn’t told anyone but he really wants to direct something, take a break from acting
  • Yuuri and his best bud Phichit have been aspiring actors since their early teens
  • They often audition for the same thing and never fail to support each other even if one got a role that the other wanted really badly
  • Yuuri’s inspiration for acting is Viktor Nikiforov of course, and Minako has been his voice teacher since he was a boy
  • Unlike Viktor, Yuuri and Phichit are musical theater actors. Yuuri’s voice is a little fuller than Phichits, having had more classical training, but Phichit’s voice has its own appeal of course
  • On a day they let Viktor’s understudy go on for him, Viktor finds himself at an off-broadway theater, buys a ticket to the show, and it seems to be a show that has been growing a bit of a name already
  • It’s during this show that he discovers Yuuri, a gorgeous Japanese actor with a rich, lovely voice, but Viktor is disappointed because Yuuri’s not playing a lead or major role or anything
  • Even then, Viktor is absolutely captivated, he thinks Yuuri’s a better actor than anyone there onstage
  • And Viktor confronts Yuuri right after the show and blurts out “I wanna direct a musical with you as the lead role” and Yuuri is so surprised because it’s VIKTOR NIKIFOROV but also tries to be professional so he asks what the musical is about and 
  • Viktor: “idon’tknowitcanbeaboutanythingijustwantyouinit”
  • Phichit, of course, gets a pic of Yuuri’s beet-red face and answers for Yuuri, saying “sure, just as long as I get a part too”
  • And Viktor just says DONE and well
  • Viktor doesn’t realize at that moment that making a musical takes years, and he’s not as well-versed in musicals himself, but he knows, he KNOWS he is willing to put in the time, effort, research, anything, to make Yuuri shine in the lead role he fully deserves
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People are gonna see the ashes of Westerberg High School and they’re gonna think; ‘there’s a school that self-destructed. Not because society doesn’t care, but because that school was society.’ The only place that Heathers and Marthas can get along is in Heaven!

Heathers the Musical moodboard || requested by anon

[other theater works]

Les Misérables - Inspector Javert
⭐ “This man was composed of two very simple and two very good sentiments, comparatively; but he rendered them almost bad, by dint of exaggerating them—respect for authority, hatred of rebellion; and in his eyes, murder, robbery, all crimes, are only forms of rebellion.”

LET’S GET THEM FEELS GOIN’

“Consider this question; Look deep inside, deliver a true confession- what are you willing to live for? Consider this question; Open your eyes, examine your own reflection- what are you willing to die for? When your backs’ against the wall and the time’s uncertain, consider this question; No standing by, when flesh and blood are threatened- what are you willing to kill for?”

“Dear Friend,”
-Shop Around the Corner (1940) vs She Loves Me (2016 Broadway Revival)

I wanted to see the difference between how Jimmy Stewart and Zachary Levi adapted this character to their own personal acting styles. With the slight adjustments to the Broadway show, I wasn’t expecting it to match up so closely.