the one who made it out - a playlist highlighting the talents of women of color in musical theatre

aquarius - hair // america - west side story // waiting for life - once on this island // breathe - in the heights // i speak six languages - the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee // prologue / little shop of horrors - little shop of horrors // that’s rich - newsies // we ain’t no cheerleaders - bring it on // eleven days - here lies love // helpless - hamilton // satisfied - hamilton // 911! emergency - bare: a pop opera // we’re okay - rent // the dark i know well - spring awakening // learn your lessons well - godspell // simple joys - pippin // the witch - big fish // i wonder where our love has gone - lady day at emerson’s bare and grill // sal tlay ka siti - the book of mormon // something wonderful - the king and i // i loves you, porgy - porgy and bess // it won’t be long now - in the heights // out tonight - rent // letterbomb - american idiot // the party goes with you - 35mm: a musical exhibition // i got four kids - caroline or change // where you are - kiss of the spider woman // by my side - godspell // your daddy’s son - ragtime // colored woman - memphis //


I Need to Follow More Musical Blogs

So please reblog this so I can follow you if you post any of these:
• Spring Awakening (this one especially)
•Bare: A Pop Opera (this too)
•In the Heights
•Next to Normal
Or really any musical

Deaf West Bare: A Pop Opera?

Friendly reminder that Josh Castille, best known for playing Ernst in the recent Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening, wants Deaf West Theatre to do Bare: A Pop Opera, and he wants to play Peter in it

  • me last night: laying in bed at 5am, trying to fall asleep
  • me 2 minutes later, calling my bf: babe listen all of the kids in bare knew each other and were friends right and ivy mentions that theyve known each other since seventh grade. they also all audition for the play (though jason doesn't initially intend to) and at least several of them have been doing school plays for a while--nadia mentions playing servants "four years in a row", jason says that peter asked him to be in the school play last year, and matt appears to have experience. do you know what this means? theyre theatre kids. theyre all theatre kids who probably met in a middle school play or at a community theatre. babe listen this just altered my entire perception of them. lucas is a drug dealing theatre kid. theyre all weird theatre kids. i bet they have really fucked up cast parties. i bet theyve all gone to see wicked together.
  • my bf: please let me sleep

in the eye of the hurricane - the last song in a musical before everything goes to shit

hurricane - hamilton // telephone wire - fun home // some things are meant to be - little women: the musical // promise - bare: a pop opera // i don’t care much - cabaret // that face - dogfight // prom climax - carrie // something isn’t right here - bring it on // yo girl - heathers: the musical // waltz for eva and che - evita // not while i’m around - sweeney todd // any moment / moments in the wood - into the woods // talk show - jon & jen // contact - rent // don’t do sadness / blue wind - spring awakening // on the willows - godspell // the long grift - hedwig and the angry inch // bare - bare: a pop opera //


a soft place to land - a mix of gentle showtunes to chill out and relax to

i can’t wait - bright star // i don’t need a roof - big fish // all about her - lift // another part of me - lizard boy: a new musical // hero and leander - myths and hymns // what about love? - the color purple // on the willows - godspell // love song - pippin // portrait of a girl - bare: a pop opera // the next ten minutes - the last five years // give way - dogfight // the secret of happiness - daddy long legs // another life - the bridges of madison county // the human heart - once on this island // prayer - ghost quartet // the crying scene - murder ballad // you’ve got a friend - beautiful: the carole king musical // the guilty ones - spring awakening // gold (a capella) - once: a new musical // a soft place to land - waitress //


rock star - a collection of hardcore showtunes that are perfect for head banging

the house of borden - lizzie // rent - rent // angry inch - hedwig and the angry inch // rock star - bloody bloody andrew jackson // st. jimmy - american idiot // on monday - 35mm: a musical exhibition // light of the world - godspell // are you there? - bare: a pop opera // kick your ass - the toxic avenger // you don’t know - next to normal // i am the one - next to normal // mouth tattoo - murder ballad // last night on earth - american idiot // exquisite corpse - hedwig and the angry inch // one - bare: a pop opera // totally fucked - spring awakening // into your wildest dream - lizzie //


The other day I was thinking about bare (tbh when am I not) and nadia’s line in All Grown Up “Did my brother break your heart? Cuz it sure broke mine when I found out he was seeing you” and then how in No Voice her lines “But I knew, I knew your way” and it hit me what she was talking about in All Grown Up was nothing to do with it being Ivy he was with and her perceived inferiority complex towards her and not wanting Jason to be with Ivy it was all about how it broke her heart to see Jason with a girl because she knew he was gay and it broke her heart to see him pretending to be straight when she knew it was hurting him and he was doing it for the sake of their parents and what he thought he should be

1) why has it taken me this long to realise this and;

2) ffs im sad now

Role of a Lifetime
Role of a Lifetime

Role of a Lifetime, from the 2012 Off-Broadway production of Bare the musical, sung by Jason Hite (who played Jason in the show)

This is from their cast recording, which was never released for reasons I do not know, so enjoy the quality (it isn’t a bootleg!). I remember they announced the album on their website and you could listen to this one song, which is how I got it, so they definitely recorded the songs and even mixed them to some extent, but the album never went on sale.