gifs: rent

things some of my favourite musicals have taught me

-how to make an omelette
-a basic understanding of the history of america
-a basic understanding of the history of america from a mormon’s perspective
-in order to be successful, you don’t need to have brains or knowledge, just popular
-Spanish
-how to kill someone and make it look like a suicide
-how many minutes there are in a year
-how to tell if someone is gay or European
-it’s really easy to fake emails
-don’t sell drugs kids, even if you have the hots for the person you’re selling them to
-always be aware of autocorrect
-how to break in a glove
-nice is different than good
-everyone’s a little bit racist sometimes
-it’s too late to screw at 4am
-revolutions likely end in death
-almost all bankers, bums and barbers know how to read
-‘pop’ is a suitable synonym for the verb ‘chew’
-how many people resided in newfoundland before 9/11
-how many people were redirected to newfoundland after 9/11

(might add more as time goes on)

haunting things in musicals
  • the build up to and the final “seeaasons oF LOOOOOOVE” in “I’ll Cover You (Reprise)” while jesse l martin fucking belTS
  • the “nATALIE nATALIE nATALIE-"s the company sings along w anatole in "Letters”
  • natasha richardson’s voice in general BUT ESPECIALLY the instrumental leading up to the second “everybody… they love a WINNER” in “Maybe This Time”
  • when gavin creel sings the final “TELL ME WHYY” and the tribe goes “FREEDOM” in “Where Do I Go?”
  • when (any) mimi pitches her voice up while singing “goodbye love- hello, disease” during “Goodbye Love” because?????
  • the entirety of when andrew rannells and christian borle r singing together in “What Would I Do” but really when they do the “one hour moore-/ one hour more-” and then come together for "one hour-one hour- moOOORE
  • when (any) trina sings "they sometimes love but not enough-” and then hits that note on “my hEArt will beat at will, but stiiilll…” in “Trina’s Song”
  • “maybe he’ll come back today, maybe he came already, and he’s sitting in the drawing room… and I simply forgot.”
  • when the entire company softly choruses “tiiiiiiiiiime / will they tell your story?” in “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”
  • claudia’s “paciencia y fEEEEEEEEE” while the americans sing “you better clean this mess / you better learn ingLES" in "Paciencia y Fe” (and really the entire fucking song end my life olga merediz)
  • when (any) wendla reprises “i beliiive” while (any) moritz is singing “another dream / another love you’ll hold” during “Those You’ve Known”
  • i know there’s more im not thinking of right now ADD MORE
Musicals I know nothing about but my siblings love
  • Heathers: main chick straight up vigilante murders her boyfriend
  • Newsies: Gay, that's it. Everyone is gay
  • Rent: Film dude never gets the girl
  • Les mis: everything is sung and Sophie from Mama Mia marries Eddie Redmayne.
  • Into the woods: Grimms brothers with a sound track
  • Wicked: the wicked witch is gay(?) for Gilinda?????
  • Annie: little redhead adopts bald man
RENT (Live on Fox) Casting Thoughts

Mark: Ben Platt

-hottest name in musical theatre rn

-awkward cinnamon roll

-will fidget with camera 


Roger: Brendan Urie

-scruffy rocker vibe

-will wear black nails and eyeliner

-picture him singing One Song Glory for me pls


Mimi: Jasmine Cephas Jones

-slays Out Tonight

-can play a whore

-”oh wow she was in Hamilton”


Maureen: Demi Lovato

-over-dramatic diva

-big voice

-token pop star


Joanne: Amber Riley

-not new to TV musicals

-Glee star power

-already slays Take Me Or Leave Me


Angel: Todrick Hall

-did drag on Broadway

-can dance (in heels)

-I can just hear him saying “New York City: center of the universe!” 


Collins: Elijah Kelly

-was also in The Wiz Live!

-has all the vocals

-he and Todrick would be cute af together


Benny: Leslie Odom, Jr.

-“OH THE ONE FROM HAMILTON”

-Burr/Benny parallels?

-I can just hear him singing You’ll See 


Life Cafe Waiter: Lin-Manuel Miranda

-IMAGINE

SHE CHEATED. she cheated? MAUREEN CHEATED! FUCKING CHEATED. I’M DEFEATED I SHOULD GIVE UP, RIGHT NOOOOW. gotta LOOK on the BRIGHT side with ALL of youR MIGHT- I’D FALL FOR HER STILL ANYHOOOOW. when you’re DANcing her DANCE you don’t.. STAND a CHANCE. HER GRIP ON RO-MANCE MAKES YOU FAAAAALL. so you think “might as well!” “-dance a Tango to Hell-” AT LEAST I’LL HAVE TANGOED AT ALL…. ………………. 👀☕

Les Amis as lines from "La Vie Boheme"

Enjolras: “Revolution, justice, screaming for solution”
Combeferre: “The opposite of war isn’t peace, it’s creation!”
Courfeyrac: “Mimi Marquez, clad only in bubble wrap, will perform her famous lawn chair handcuff dance to the sounds of iced tea being stirred”
Bossuet: “Hating convention, hating pretension”
Joly: “To people living with, living with, living with, Not dying from disease!”
Feuilly: “no way to make a living”
Bahorel: “To riding your bike midday past the three piece suits”
Jehan: “Angel Dumott Schunard will model the latest fall fashions from Paris while accompanying herself on the 10-gallon plastic pickle tub”
Grantaire:“Wine and beer!”
*BONUS*
Marius: “Anyone out of the mainstream, Is anyone in the mainstream?”
Gavroche: “Not to mention, of course, hating dear old mom and dad”
Valjean: “Let he among us without sin be the first to condemn”
Tutti: “I get invited then ignored all night long”


(This took forever, and some of them are clearly more serious than other lol)