musical theatre meme → [2/5] film adaptations → rent
I can’t control my destiny. I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There’s only now, there’s only here. Give in to love, or live in fear. No other path. No other way. No day but today.
Happy Pride Month! To my LGBTQ friends and family, my mentors and collaborators, and all those whom I have yet to meet: You are the real Elphabas and Elsas and Maureens of this world. You are the courageous heroes who have showed the rest of us what it means to be true and honest and stand up for each other – and to love that very thing about ourselves that might set us apart from others.
Day after day, I aspire to be as brilliant and brave as you are. Thank you for guiding me through my life, for supporting me and teaching me the right time to scream and dance – to love, sing, fight, forgive, and laugh. So much laughter. I will always be here standing with you.
— Samantha Barks on Wicked and Idina Menzel. Do you have a dream role onstage? Wicked would be a dream job. The reason I started in musical theatre was the role of Elphaba. I love that role. It’s a beautiful role […] I first saw Wicked when I was 16 and I remember it making me cry. I know that it’s a happy production in many parts, but I think the fact that the whole thing is so vocally powerful and the songs are so beautiful is why it drove me to tears. It means a lot to me because, again, I remember the first time I saw it thinking: yep, that’s what I want to do. I could really relate to it.