gif: into the woods

Do you know how Broadway Stars are always like “I grew up listening to Into the woods and West side story” “I was obsessed with Patti Lupone” “Bernadette Peters was my idol” “My parents will always put Les mis in the car”

Well, in a few years, Broadway stars will say things like “I grew up listening to Hamilton and Spring Awakening” “I was obsessed with Jonathan Groff and Aaron Tveit” “Idina Menzel and Laura Benanti were my idols” “My parents will always put Hairspray in the car”

We are the new generation, the girl who sits next to you in choir could become the main character in the next Broadway hit, that boy who does really nice covers on Youtube may be the next tony winner. Hell, the person reading this can become the next Broadway stars and inspiration for thousands of children from all over the world. 

Have you ever actually thought about this?

Theatre kid’s grocery list:
a loaf of bread
a little priest
the grey stuff
a spoonful of sugar
a cow as white as milk
a cape as red as blood
the hair as yellow as corn
the slipper as pure as gold
five miso soup
four seaweed salad
three soy burger dinner
two tofu dog platter
And one pasta with meatless balls

So I started reading Les Mis (the novel) and it got me thinking. When it was being made into a musical why didn’t they make Victor Hugo a character? Like, he breaks the fourth wall all the time in the book. It basically starts out with him saying that this priest character isn’t going to have a very large role, but he’s gonna explain his entire backstory because why not?

I feel like he could have been like the narrator in Into the Woods, and he would just insert his own two cents in whenever he feels like it. It would make the show funnier, and therefore less sad. 

There should be at least one version of Les Mis with Victor Hugo as a character.


“I learned very early on to reel everything in. Sometimes you just shouldn’t do anything because the camera sees everything — like the smallest flick of your eye and it catches it and it reads as something. The performances I enjoy are the ones that are hard to read or ambiguous or left-of-centre because it makes you look closer and that’s what humans are like — quite mysterious creatures, hard to pinpoint.”

Happy Birthday, Emily Blunt!