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?

The Signs as Musicals

Aries: Urinetown; may come off as unappealing at first, but is enjoyable when given a chance

Taurus: Bonnie and Clyde; reaches for their goals but is really all about protecting the one they love

Gemini: Into the Woods; a dark twist on what you’ve come to expect

Cancer: The Lion King; fun-loving and familiar with plenty of sentiment mixed in

Leo: Hamilton; all-together popular but has a feeling of longing

Virgo: Les Miserables; a classic go-to that you can’t help going back to, no matter what

Libra: Rent; tough, real, and imminent problems covered up with a jovial attitude

Scorpio: Sweeney Todd; may be dark and brooding but you can’t help but see it through to the end

Sagittarius: Avenue Q; loud and obnoxious but the message is all too real and waking

Capricorn: Heathers; seems like any other at first but completely goes against original thought, for the better

Aquarius: Grease; cute in an old-styled way but can take care of themself

Pisces: The Phantom of the Opera; relationships interwoven throughout but is very testing, tempting, and trying with love

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TITLE DROPS 

 edits by me, made with canva

I decided to dig through all the lyrics sheets of some of the most popular musicals, finding the first times the titles of the musicals were stated. It was actually challenging, surprisingly, for some of the plays where the title isn’t actually said in the songs that much.  But I made some pretty edits, and had a lot of fun with it. I also did one for Pippin, Sound of music and Gigi but. These were my favorites. 

YAY FOR MUSICALS.

  • person:so do you know any other rap besides hamilton?
  • me:...
  • me:Greens, greens and nothing but greens!Parsley, peppers, cabbages and celery,asparagus and watercress and fiddleferns and lettuce!He said, "All right,"But it wasn't, quite,'Cause I caught him in the autumnIn my garden one night!He was robbing me, raping me,rooting through my rutabaga,raiding my arugula and ripping up my rampion(My champion! My favorite!)-I should have laid a spell on him right there,could have changed him into stone. Or a dog or a chair... But I let him have the rampion-I'd lots to spare.In return, however, I said, fair is fair. You can let me have the baby that your wife will bear. And we'll call it square.

in the eye of the hurricane - the last song in a musical before everything goes to shit

hurricane - hamilton // telephone wire - fun home // some things are meant to be - little women: the musical // promise - bare: a pop opera // i don’t care much - cabaret // that face - dogfight // prom climax - carrie // something isn’t right here - bring it on // yo girl - heathers: the musical // waltz for eva and che - evita // not while i’m around - sweeney todd // any moment / moments in the wood - into the woods // talk show - jon & jen // contact - rent // don’t do sadness / blue wind - spring awakening // on the willows - godspell // the long grift - hedwig and the angry inch // bare - bare: a pop opera //

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