next normal

I’m making a bunch of Broadway playlists on Spotify right now so give me some suggestions for:

  • songs where couples/lovers deal with, face, and combat their circumstances by loving each other (ex. perfect for you, unlikely lovers)
  • songs about sex and seduction (ex. thrill of first love, natasha and anatole)
  • songs where people get dragged/roasted (ex. good for you, spooky mormon hell dream)
  • “i want” songs (ex. if i were a rich man, all that’s known)
  • “not what i pictured” songs (ex. breathe, the world was wide enough) (i got the idea from this post)
  • songs about parenting (ex. anybody have a map, father to son)
  • songs about self reflection (ex. the games i play, waving through a window)
  • songs where everyone pretends everything is okay when in reality things are going Very Poorly (ex. it’s gonna be good, days like this)
  • the song where everything starts falling to shit (ex. something bad is happening, hurricane)

preferably from shows other than hamilton, dear evan hansen, in the heights, next to normal, spring awakening, groundhog day, falsettos, and great comet because i’ve mostly just been getting songs from those and want to add some I’m less familiar with

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First episode of Bake Off and the contestants have already learned to use booze to appease Mary Berry

fun things to do during a car ride
  • put on your broadway playlist of all your fave tunes from all your favourite shows and *perform* along
  • add unnecessary badly-executed vibrato to every song you can
  • sing songs with the voice of the wrong character (ex: you and me (but mostly me) from the book of mormon as javert is a personal favourite)
  • if you’re going out just put out tonight from rent on loop
  • forget to sing some parts because the singer is doing that™ and you’re transcending your earthly body (mildly unsafe if you’re driving)
  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: why is broadway merchandise sO DAMN EXPENSIVE. all i want is something to commemorate me seeing a show that i already spent a shitload of money on, but i can't do that bECAUSE EVERYTHING IS TOO EXPENSIVE.

My kink is that thing in super-contemporary musical theatre when a character is singing a solo and the music gets louder and louder and they get to the climax and they SHOUT/BELT SOMETHING REALLY SAD OR IMPACTFUL OR IMPORTANT 

and then the music cuts out and you just……. hang there for a sec.

And then it comes back really quietly as they put together the broken pieces of their soul 

OR IT ROCKETS INTO INFINITY LIKE OOOOON THE OUTSIDE ALWAYS LOOKIN IN

musical theatre songs that i will literally stop my entire life to sing along to
  • ring of keys (fun home)
  • waving through a window (dear evan hansen)
  • non-stop (hamilton) 
  • la vie boheme (rent) 
  • spooky mormon hell dream (book of mormon)
  • come to the fun home (fun home) 
  • yorktown (hamilton) 
  • defying gravity (wicked)
  • 96,000 (in the heights)
  • satisfied (hamilton) 
  • take me or leave me (rent) 
  • dancing through life (wicked) 
  • king of new york (newsies)
  • revolting children (matilda) 
  • letters (natasha, pierre, and the great comet of 1812)
  • hasa diga eebowai (book of mormon) 
  • blackout (in the heights)
  • i’m alive (next to normal)
  • the schuyler sisters (hamilton)
  • carnaval del barrio (in the heights)
  • man up (book of mormon)
  • what is this feeling? (wicked) 
  • sincerely, me (dear evan hansen)
  • your fault (into the woods) 
  • we both reached for the gun (chicago)
  • one day more (les miserables) 
  • bad idea (waitress)
  • so much better (legally blonde)

I believe in giving people bootlegs they really want, even if they have nothing to trade, because the whole point of bootlegs is making sure that people who were not able to see their favourite musical for whatever reason get to experience the parts of the show they don’t get from the soundtrack. Bootlegs expand the musical theatre audience to those who live far from New York, or don’t have the money to pay for tickets; people who just want to see their favourite actors or their favourite shows however they can. It is cruel to keep that from someone who so passionately loves musical theatre.
Broadway is all about inclusivity so include those people who are not privileged enough to go to Broadway!
Much appreciated.

A (brief) masterpost of musicals!

(I don’t own/ didn’t record these) Also, they’re all on YouTube (if any don’t work, I can probably get a different video for you from somewhere else, just send a message. I have a heck of a lot of links) All links working as of 14/06/17

Tony Awards (full show)

Hi!! I’m gifting some links to shows that have already closed, so here they are!

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee OBC:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4bXlORVdSS1VIdEE

Amelie:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4Q1lxeGRpSWI5SFU

Annie 2013 Revival:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7xs6yYl00rcMUo3cURtMFFkSU0

EDIT: Ugh! Forgot to put Be More Chill when I first made this post, sorry ‘bout that! Here it is:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4YWJRbjNia0p6a3M

Bring It On OBC:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4ZXh6cEM2TGZqRnc

Falsettos 2016 Revival:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4a0JtN2ktYlYwNU0

Fun Home OBC:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4Smx1cmtwb3lmSTQ

In The Heights OBC:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4QnZERjI1YVJCaVE

EDIT: I forgot to add If/Then before, here it is:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4UUhtOG5QNnJLQWM

Legally Blonde:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4bnFxSmRTbnZtSUU

Matilda:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4aWQ5NHBkQ3cyX3c

Miss Saigon (previous Broadway run):  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4N3pJYTVSTFFEMTQ

Next to Normal:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4REE4aHllTGdZaFk

Something Rotten! OBC:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4TGYyZVdHT0EyYzQ

Spring Awakening Deaf West:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4aWFOLUR1SnRsWGc

Sweeney Todd OBC:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByVd1dayJoV4WVhNWHIzWmxOdXM

Thanks to anyone who helped me get the links, and I hope everyone enjoys them! If you have any questions or are interested in any shows currently on Broadway, just message me!! :)

Hey Ed

If you really want to look bigger…

…maybe stop hanging out with GIANTS…

…and definitely stop letting them carry you like luggage.

the problem with musicals
  • Me: P-Please, no more musicals? Can't I be done? isn't 12 a bit extensive? I have a wife and children to fee-
  • Friend: *says something remotely related to musicals*
  • Me: lOOK AROUND AT HOW LUCKY- WELCOME TO MY CANDY STORE in wASHINGTON HEIGHTS NAOOOOMI ITS FROM JAPAN, LITORA MULTUM ILLE ET TERRIS IACTATUS ET ALTO, tO BE FREE TO LET GO OF THE PAST, GOD I HATE SHAKESPEARE, STICK IT TO THE MAN- Sorry BeulaH HOWS THE KIDS??? you wANNA KNOW WHATS INSIDE? SINCERELY ME