y’all ever have those lines in songs where, when they finally sing it, ur heart just goes !!!!! and you become very happy because that one line in particular is just so wonderfully and artfully crafted?? like sometimes it’s the tune, sometimes it’s the lyrics, sometimes it’s a key change, sometimes it’s a long note, sometimes it’s something hard to explain!! i live for these lines tbh, sometimes i’ll listen to particular songs just to hear a specific line lmao

Explain a Halloween musical plot badly

Phantom of the Opera: man stalks girl and kills her enemies, girl is understandably hesitant to go out with him

Into the Woods: and they all lived happily ever after…SIKE it goes to shit

Sweeney Todd: cronching them humans: human edition

Ghost Quartet: trust me there’s a reason all the characters sound the same

Little Shop of Horrors: cronching them humans: plant edition

Rocky Horror Show: alien drag queen slays, figuratively and literally

Dracula: cronching them humans: vampire edition

Jekyll and Hyde: yin and yang should be accepted and left alone ok


Young Frankenstein: (grand)daddy issues- oh hey, i created life

Evil Dead: rocky horror and friday the thirteenth in one

Hadestown: greek mythology but industrial

Jasper in Deadland: greek mythology but modern

Addams Family: goth girl dates a prep, goth family is disappointed

American Psycho: man kills everyone he knows, gets away with it cuz he’s rich

Wicked: so what if the wicked witch of the west was relatable and belted really high

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Musicals I Like Summarized In 1 Sentence

Hamilton: Epic Rap Battles Of History

Heathers: Drugs, alcohol, sex, murder-suicide-troubles every high schooler faces

Be More Chill: Children make several bad decisions, most involving vore

Natasha, Pierre, And The Great Comet Of 1812: War And Peace, but with Josh Groban!

The Book Of Mormon: Equally offensive to everybody.

Falsettos: A nice, happy story about an eccentric family who go through some troubles anD WAIT NO GO BACK GO BACK!

Les Mis: Really lives up to its title

Ghost Quartet: After listening to it several times, read an analysis, and had it explained in front of my dumb ass, I don’t know what is happening.

Something Rotten: Such liberal usage of looking into the future, my head hurts trying to explain the plot.

West Side Story: Like Romeo and Juliet, if Tybalt was likable and Juliet had some common sense about her.

Dear Evan Hansen: Two teenagers think lying about suicide to the family of the kid who committed suicide is a reasonable thing, are surprised when they face consequences.

In Trousers: Fuck if I know what this shit’s about.

High School Musical: Teens learn that people can take 2 extracurriculars. 

The Greatest Showman: Circus musical about love.

sites these days always like sorry ur password must include at least 8 letters, a capital letter, a number, punctuation, one pot of honey, one piece of stardust, one secret baptism, a photo of a ghost,

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 //


underappreciated musicals:

  • ghost quartet
  • preludes
  • hadestown
  • hero, a song from ghost quartet but is so good it deserves a spot
  • dave malloy musicals (like ghost quartet)
  • murder ballad
  • hey speaking of murder ballads
  • ghost quartet has some of those
musicals that deserve a revival

Next to normal: we love evan hansen soooo why not bring back the superior next to normal that talked about taboo mental illness issues before it was cool and hip

Bonnie and Clyde: hi i’d like this and preferably with the orginal cast

Assassins: no one appreciates this musical enough and I’d like people to love it as much as my nerdy history loving ass does (also if there’s a revival i’d appreciate Aaron Tveit as John Wilkes Booth)

Legally Blonde: my girl Elle Woods deserves a revival come on people

Carrie:The musical: It’s no masterpiece but I feel like a revival could do it some good and give us the Carrie we deserve

Falsettos: “but it just recently got a revival” you say well it didn’t get the tony it deserved so let’s bring it back again so there’s another chance at a Tony win thanks

A Chorus Line: what i did for love makes me cri everytime and that’s my only reason 

25th annual Putnam county spelling bee: yea okay it’s kinda quirky but it also has some of the most god damn relatable characters

Ghost quartet: UNDERRATED DAVE MALLOY MUSICAL (i also think it is getting a revival but i’m not entirely sure

Bare:A pop opera: hey how about instead of making ships of two male character who have like one interaction in a musical we revive this musical with very strong messages about internal homophobia and gay christians


Here are some pictures from my Visualizing and Depicting Ideas final project based on “Ghost Quartet”! I wanted to create something that would function as a cover/liner notes for a CD of the song cycle accompanied by illustrations that correspond with some of the songs from the show. (maybe I’ll just make some more for fun…)