guide to singing along to musicals alone

Be More Chill: sing along to ALL the instrumentals.

The Book of Mormon: passionately yell the lines. Then glance out the window awkwardly to make sure no one’s listening. Then resume passionately yelling. Awkwardly go quiet when you hear people passing your door. Repeat.

Dear Evan Hansen: two modes: either humming the songs peacefully to yourself or jumping to your feet, perfectly executing the “Sincerely, Me” dance and also doing all of Ben Platt’s physical tics and waiting for your Tony.

Falsettos: *singing along happily for hundredth time* *abruptly stops* What does that line even mean

Hamilton: there is literally only one way to do it: singing along to all the parts at once and incorporating all the furniture in the room for maximum effect.

The Last Five Years: have a hundred tabs open with the lyrics. It would be one of the easiest musicals to sing along to alone if there weren’t so many goddamn words.

Les Misérables: reconcile yourself to the fact that it’s physically impossible to sing along to all the parts. You gotta just pick a character to sing with. Which is actually fine, because most Les Mis fans have this one character that’s “their” character. And there’s probably only one character who’s in your range, anyway. I mean, you can try to sing along to all the parts, but prepare to get absolutely slaughtered in “One Day More.”

Newsies: whatever you do, just don’t try to dance along. Please.

Next to Normal: *singing along happily for hundredth time* *abruptly stops* Whoa. That line is really clever/weird/sad/beautiful.

The Phantom of the Opera: AHHHHH aaahhhh ahhhh ahhhHHHH SING MY ANGEL OF MUSIC AHHHH ahhhh ahhh hahhhHHHHH sing mY ANGEL ahhh hahhhhhhh ahhhhHHHHH SING FOR MEEEE AHHHHH HHHHHHHH HAHHHHH HHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SING MY ANGEL HHHHHHHH Ś̹̗̝̠̫I͓̻̰̲N̢̠͕G̦̬͟ ̲F̳̫̦̜̭̰O͙̹̪͕̞͉͟R̩̭̦ ̛̠͚̰M̫͍̬͇͈̖EE̖̙̬̳̞̞̹È̖E͈EE͏E̗̞̲͍̰̕E̗̙̬̻̭Ḛ̫͉̗̜ aaʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰʰ

Rent: ALL the air guitar.

Spring Awakening: *forgets lyric* 🎶 lonely grass purple horses hay bale 🎶

Waitress: wait until “I Didn’t Plan It” and “She Used to Be Mine,” and then let out YEARS of pain and sadness

Wicked: *searches on YouTube* how to belt

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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.

Friend: I got your text, what’s got you so excited?

Me: *holds broadway tickets*

Friends: wait— how could you afford these?!

Me: easy

Me:

I̛̹̻̬̙͙̱ͣ̿ ̥͕̳͚ͮ̒ͣ͛̎Ş̖̤̻̊̅ͪͣ͠͡O̖̦̰͓͊L̸̥̦̟̣̥̞̲̊̇̅͒͞D͇̜̣ͦ̿͗ͮͤͦͮͭ̇ ̵̻ͦ̽͟M̖̖͙̳͕̹̱͛͋͗̿̍̊̽͠Ỵ̮͂̏̐̀ ͤͧ҉͈͕͖̖̤̘ͅSͦ̓҉͈̝͕̗̜͔̕O͎̫̹͚̊ͭͮ̔͊̚Ư̧͎ͭͦL̬̼̩̭̙̭̥̳̈ͬ̀͜ ̣̪̻͖̂͋ͅF͚͍̊̀O͎͈̬̿ͨ̋̒͞R̷̵̹̰͚͍̭̥̤̲̟ͦ̃̐ ̴̨͓̽ͩ̚͢T͔̞͍͎͋ͩ̍͠H̠̝̼̯̳̝͕̑ͣͨͥͣ͐ͥ̿̌E͐̆̔͊͐ͮ̚҉̲͔͎̕͡S̨̟̰̯͙̺̰̻͕̬ͪ̓̓͌Ė̯̜̯̲͍̗̦ͮ̋̕

Better Names for Broadway Stars:
  • Ben Fankhauser: Riff Daddy
  • Pippa Soo: Perfection
  • Aaron Tveit: Marry Me
  • Andrew Rannells: Leo's Successor #givetheguyatony
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Sunshine Personified
  • Jonathan Groff: The Best
  • Sydney Lucas: Unnaturally Talented
  • Lucas Steele: Anatole-y Crap What a Range
  • Idina Menzel: Just a Volcano Full of Power
  • Carmen Cusack: Underrated
  • Skylar Astin: Broadway to Pitch Perfect
  • Ben Platt: Pitch Perfect to Broadway
  • Mike Faist: The Sass
  • John Gallagher, Jr.: Sad Sad Sad Sad
  • Debbie Reynolds: The Matriarch
  • Gene Kelly: Magical Granddaddy

JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE IN THE ORIGINAL CAST IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE THE BEST AT PORTRAYING S CHARACTER OR THAT THEIR PORTRAYAL IS THE ONLY GOOD ONE!!!!!!