lions of the rock

Broadway Shows As Theatre Kids

Hamilton: really talented, woke af, want to hate them but can’t and never will

Lion King: senior, guaranteed a lead every time, universally adored

Matilda: The kid your director brings up from the middle school to play the child parts

Finding Neverland: says they like theatre, but really they only know disney, talks a lot about how messed up the original disney stories are

Something Rotten: actually really good, but always talks about how bad they did

Jersey Boys: the guy who wants to”give theatre a try”, the whole football team comes to see the show bc of him, the soccer team might show up too

Waitress: show mom, always has food, will fight anyone who was mean to her kids

School of Rock: watches the movie versions of the show the director picked and thinks that’s what the show is gonna be, doesn’t pay attention in rehearsal

Fun Home: gets all the female leads and all the guys want her, hella gay, her girlfriend is always at rehearsal

Beautiful: writes their own songs and posts them on youtube, check her out on bandcamp!

Les Miserables: shy kid with the amazing vibrato that no one expects (secretly a rebel)

An American in Paris: took dance since age of 3, not a huge fan of theatre, takes any chance to dance

Fiddler on The Roof: total dad, constant dad jokes, will crush you with a hug

Wicked: gets cast for her voice but can NOT act for the life of her

Here's the beautiful thing about theatre:

It’s always changing. Shows come and go and, as much as that hurts sometimes (Tuck I’m looking at you), it’s also a good thing. Because when one show closes, another opens. You have your staples that will be (or seem to be) there forever, like Phantom and Wicked, and you have those shows that maybe their run isn’t as long as others, but they can impact people in major ways like Newsies and Next to Normal. You have the shows whose legacies live on like Les Mis and you have the shows whose legacy is only beginning, such as Dear Evan Hansen. Theatre is ever expanding and different and growing and I don’t know I’m just having a lot of theatre feels today.

Awesome Broadway shows things that have nothing to do with Hamilton

-A Gloria Estefan doppelgänger leading a conga

-Fiyero pants

-I CAN’T BELIEVE JESUS CALLED ME A DICK

-Shakespeare?? Is a rockstar??!!

-dIVERSITY

-Baking puns, so many baking puns

-Young lesbians having a crush on the delivery woman

-Gay mormons tapping

-LET THE GREEN GIRL GO

-Child actors with english accents starting a revolt

-Child actors with american accents palying instruments

-Hot french revolutionaries 

-SING MY ANGEL OF MUSIC

-Jessie Mueller

-Vanilla ice cream

-CYNTHIA E R I V O

-Proffesional dancers dressed as hyenas 

-SheeEEeeEeeEeEry *intrincate harmony*

Please remember, Hamilton is amazing, but there are other equally amazing things out there and if you just look a little bit you may find other stuff you love.

  • every other musical fan: oh yeah i see a musical every month and have seen a broadway musical 2907 times but that's not much
  • me: yeah i've seen 4 west end shows, i've never seen a broadway show and i would die without the existence of bootlegs