cast albums

little things about the Dear Evan Hansen cast album

- evan’s “oh… ://// good… :////” in the opening

- the perfect teenage logic of connor’s (not word-for-word) “oh you don’t want me to go to school high, then i won’t go, glad we agree *leaves*”

- heidi and cynthia’s harmonies yas 

- okay but waving through a window is actually v sad especially when you know the storyline and it’s messing me up and ?

- the transition from “do you ever really crash or even make a sound” to “did I even make a sound” like!!!!

- the musical silence from “will i ever make a sound” to when the chorus starts again LoUDLy

- ben’s VibRaTooOOoOoOoOoO

- “i’m on the ground, my arm goes numb.” pause. “and i see him come to get me.”

- the desperation in evan’s voice when he repeats “he’s come to get me” like babe no

- evan calling connor “buddie” pls my heart can’t take this

- the implications of evan, when creating connor in his head, immediately imagined that connor had helped him after falling from the tree like frick

- “Why would you write that?” “I’m just trying to tell the truth” i love you jared

- jared’s sarcasm, “ s m oking d r u gs?”, “KINKY!”, “very specific”

- evan calling connor “dude” lol bro nice try

- even when evan and connor specifically do their “no homo” it’s still very gay 

- HEY HEY HEY HEY ***harmonies****

- cynthia can i hang out with you pls thx

- “that YoUUUU ARe NOt the MONSTER that I knewwww”

- the vibrato on the word “he” like

- ben’s voice so seamlessly transitions from low to high it’s

- “i’m just trying to remember the best ones” too precious

- “you looked really pretty–er–uh–*cough*–um–ah–it looked pretty cool”

- the progressions of the “I love you”s 

- mike’s voice is so pureeeee

- the little final whispered “disappear”

- the growth of YOU WILL BE FOUND to the full chorus just BLASTING their beautiful HARMONIES

- michael park is such a dad, i’m emotional

- can i fight evan’s actual father asap

- “you don’t have to be scared you’re not enough”

- BEN AND LAURA’s HARmonIEs Just!!!!!

- how quickly evan responds, like he’s just so excited, these two

- the hand-drums during “only us” yes 

- ANGRY HEIDI

- g u i t a r “I’m SORRY that I’m NOt EnouGH, THANk GOd They RESCuED You” like fuq let it out heidi

- alana and jared’s harmonies!!!!! their voices are so pretty!!! and strong!!!! petition for an alana and jared musical 

- how quietly ben starts until he’s absolutely BELTING “I gotta find a way to STOP it STop IT just let me OOOOOOOOOUt”

- someone nominate Rachel Bay Jones for a Tony

-ben’s breathing in “words fail” someone help him

- the throwback to “waving through a window” i’m not crying you’re crying

- actually now we’re both crying

- who the fuck approved evan going off his meds like dr. sherman wtf

- how ben emphasizes certain words and it’s so painful i can’t talk about it this song is just so–too-i

- “would they like what they saw…or would they hate it…too” 

- i cri

- hope at the end but i’m still crying

Dunkirque Interview with Fionna Wickerbasket and Henry Stencils 🎬

DEAR ASPIRING BROADWAY STARS

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SOUND LIKE A CAST RECORDING. recordings are edited to sound more clear and smoother! your voice is going to be more raspy! your voice is going to not be able to hit some of the notes! its ok to rely on characteritation to hit notes! need to sing Adelaide’s lament in the classic high pitched and cold sounding voice? GO FOR IT!!! you don’t have to sound like a broadway recording! your still learning! your not perfect! and the people in the cast album aren’t either!! they don’t sound like the cast recording either!!!!!!! be nice to yourself!!! your doing fine! you’ll get to where u wanna be!!!!!!!!

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses hip-hop song forms in Hamilton

I studied musicals a lot, but I also, you know, as you can tell I’m a huge hip-hop fan. So I love hip-hop that tells stories, but I also like lots of different kinds of hip-hop (x)

Everything I noticed when I listened to the DEH cast album for the first time without seeing the show in person

- EVERYTHING IS SO CLEAAAAAAR AND NOT A GRAINY RECORDING
- For forever is so pure
- RE-IN-VEN-TION
- Nervous, adorable Evan during if I could tell her was the highlight of my life
- Disappear makes you feel like you can write a 7 act opera and win the olympics whilst writing the great American novel
- You will be found builds into this big chorus that is so TREMENDOUS AND AMAZING
- I heard the title good for you and I thought it would be angsty aND I WAS RIGHT
- Mike Faist The God™
- The harmonies in requiem killed meeeee
- Words fail didn’t FAIL at making me cry
- WHEN WORDS FAIL THROWS BACK THE WAVING THROUGH A WINDOW LYRICS AND MAN OH MAN WAS I SHOOK
- So big / so small requires tissues
- All I see is sky for forever in acapella was everything I needed and more

Musical Theatre Asks
  1. Best cast recording to listen to during a long car trip?
  2. Song you’d blast from the top of a skyscraper?
  3. Song that never fails to make you cry?
  4. Off-Broadway or Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet?
  5. If you were to make a your own production of your favorite musical with complete creative rights, what would you change?
  6. Best song to break something while listening to?
  7. Hamilton or In the Heights?
  8. Top three Broadway actors or actresses?
  9. Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, or James Corden as the host of the Tonys?
  10. Best musical theatre breakup song?
  11. Stephen Sondheim or James Lapine?
  12. Favorite romantic or platonic duo on Broadway?
  13. “Waving Through a Window” or “For Forever” from the cast album of Dear Evan Hansen?
  14. If you were to write a musical, which composer/writer would you like to team up with?
  15. What would you say if you met your Broadway fave?
  16. Best musical theatre location? Orlanda, Santa Fe, Chicago, or the Emerald City?
  17. Sally Bowles or Roxie Heart?
  18. Role you could play at this very moment and absolutely nail?
  19. Movie stars on Broadway or Broadway stars in movies?
  20. What book, movie, or TV show do you think should be made into a musical?
  21. Tap dance breaks or 10-second costume changes?
  22. Best Broadway Elder Price?
  23. Best meta moment in a musical?
  24. Top three women-driven musicals?
  25. Are you more excited for Spongebob: The Musical or the Broadway adaption of Frozen?
  26. Best young love song?
  27. Matilda or Groundhog Day?
  28. Historical event that should be made into a musical?
  29. What non-Broadway singer/actor would you love to see in a Broadway show, and which role would you like them to play?
  30. If you read fanfic, what’s your favorite fanfic about characters from musical theatre?
  31. Dream cast your favorite musical.
  32. Set design or lighting design?
  33. Favorite empowerment-themed Broadway song?
  34. Which Broadway star, from the past or present, would you love to have dinner with?
  35. Favorite musical theatre trope?