basically best song ever

Recommended Obscure Musicals of the Week

1. Be More Chill
- Imagine “13” and “Little Shop of Horrors had a love-child. ‘Nuff said. Also, teen depression metaphors and a hype, funny soundtrack. (Lots of great audition songs)

2. Fortress of Solitude
- "Hairspray” and “Motown”’s love-child. But better. Lots of roles for POC. Lots of roles for teens.

3. Nine
Not super obscure, but really dark, twisted, and comedic. Definitely under-appreciated. There are lots of beautiful ballads here that I never see at auditions

4. Edges
A Pasek and Paul (team behind “Dear Evan Hansen). Emotional abuse themes. Basically a masterpiece.

5. A Man of No Importance
The only Ahrens and Flaherty that no one knows. So very Broadway, and one of their best. It’s about theatre and every-day struggles. It’s really lovely.

6. Vanities
Just listen to "Fly Into the Future” and get back to me.

7. Cops
If you haven’t already heard of “The Sensitive Song”….I don’t know what you’ve been doing. Basically it’s the best guy audition song ever, especially if you’re going in for something not-so-kosher.

Basically the best song Marion has ever wrote about Zac Hanson

Jack was nimble
Jack, he was quick
Jack could jump right over the candle stick

Now he’s gone and I’m burning
All alone
Yeah he’s gone and I’m burning still, oh no

A beautiful story left incomplete
Ooh, how he knocked me off my feet

Sitting by my window pane
Thinking am I going insane
Why do you only shoot me halfway to the moon

hamilton characters

alexander hamilton:

- needs to talk less
- cheats on his wife who’s literally the sweetest thing ever
- “oh btw i’m an orphan!!!!!”
- sings about not throwing away his shot
- BUT THEN HE LITERALLY THROWS AWAY HIS SHOT

aaron burr:

- he just wants to be in the room where it happens
- doesn’t know what political party he’s in
- his name is often followed by the word “sir”

the schuyler sisters:

- work work
- angelica is queen
- eliza is in the narrative, then she erases herself from the narrative, then she puts herself back in the narrative
- and peggy

king george:

- da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da da da dat dat da ya da
- will kill your friends and family
- but only because he loves you

lafayette:

- america’s favorite fightin frenchman
- awesome rapper
- guns and ships is basically the best song ever
- NO ONE HAS MORE RESILIENCE OR MATCHES HIS PRACTICAL TACTICAL BRILLIANCE

john laurens:

- in love with hamilton
- he dies
- pretty chill dude

HERCULES MULLIGAN:

- gets everyone psyched
- spyin on errbody
- WHEN YOU KNOCK HIM DOWN HE GETS THE F*CK BACK UP AGAIN
- his pants are hot

george washington:

- history has its eyes on him
- hamilton’s father figure
- ONE LAST TIIIIIiiiiIIIIIMEEEE
- likes meeting people inside

thomas jefferson:

- biggest bum ever
- what did he miss
- looks a lot like lafayette
- loves france
- is busy doing whatever the hell it is he does in monticello

james madison:

- “yeah, what thomas said!!!”
- somehow becomes president

maria reynolds:

- you can’t say no to her
- hottest voice ever
- stayyyyy

philip hamilton:

- he’s a poet
- looks a lot like laurens
- counts in french
- saddest death

john adams:

- needs to sit down
- is a fat motherBLEEEEEP

samuel seabury and george eacker:

- no one knows who they are

charles lee:

- he’s a general
- WAAAAA

@lin-manuel