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the signs as musical theatre quotes
  • Aries: I am flame and I am fire
  • I am destruction, decay, and desire (Next to Normal)
  • Taurus: Look, I find some of what you teach suspect, because I'm used to relying on intellect, but I try to open up to what I don't know (Rent)
  • Gemini: Must it all be either less or more, either plain or grand? Is it always "or"? Is it never "and"? (Into the Woods)
  • Cancer: A dream is a soft place to land (Waitress)
  • Leo: I don't come cheap but the kisses come free ;) (Hairspray)
  • Virgo: No other road, no other way, no day but today (Rent)
  • Libra: Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise (Les Miserables)
  • Scorpio: Oh, you're gonna be wounded. Oh, I'm gonna be your wound. (Spring Awakening)
  • Sagittarius: When your feet don't touch the earth, you can't feel the fates that hurt. And you're free, there's no need, to come down. (Finding Neverland)
  • Capricorn: I don't want to fight, but I won't apologize for doing what's right (Hamilton)
  • Aquarius: If you want me, satisfy me (Once)
  • Pisces: Don't you carry nothing that might be a load, come on and ease on down the road (The Wiz)

the one who made it out - a playlist highlighting the talents of women of color in musical theatre

aquarius - hair // america - west side story // waiting for life - once on this island // breathe - in the heights // i speak six languages - the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee // prologue / little shop of horrors - little shop of horrors // that’s rich - newsies // we ain’t no cheerleaders - bring it on // eleven days - here lies love // helpless - hamilton // satisfied - hamilton // 911! emergency - bare: a pop opera // we’re okay - rent // the dark i know well - spring awakening // learn your lessons well - godspell // simple joys - pippin // the witch - big fish // i wonder where our love has gone - lady day at emerson’s bare and grill // sal tlay ka siti - the book of mormon // something wonderful - the king and i // i loves you, porgy - porgy and bess // it won’t be long now - in the heights // out tonight - rent // letterbomb - american idiot // the party goes with you - 35mm: a musical exhibition // i got four kids - caroline or change // where you are - kiss of the spider woman // by my side - godspell // your daddy’s son - ragtime // colored woman - memphis //

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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.

Sweeney Todd but every time there’s syncopation it switches over to Sunday in the park with George but every time someone says hat it switches over to into the woods but every time the time signature changes three times in one song it switches to company but every time people sing over eachother to the point you can’t understand them it switches over to assassins but every time there’s syncopation it switches to something funny happened on the way to the forum but every time someone gets their identity confused it switches to once

a soft place to land - a mix of gentle showtunes to chill out and relax to

i can’t wait - bright star // i don’t need a roof - big fish // all about her - lift // another part of me - lizard boy: a new musical // hero and leander - myths and hymns // what about love? - the color purple // on the willows - godspell // love song - pippin // portrait of a girl - bare: a pop opera // the next ten minutes - the last five years // give way - dogfight // the secret of happiness - daddy long legs // another life - the bridges of madison county // the human heart - once on this island // prayer - ghost quartet // the crying scene - murder ballad // you’ve got a friend - beautiful: the carole king musical // the guilty ones - spring awakening // gold (a capella) - once: a new musical // a soft place to land - waitress //

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I think “I cried at the (reprise)” is the perfect summary of my life.

catch me i’m falling //  songs from the stage for those theatre kids who can’t remember how to be okay

before the lobotomy/extraordinary girl - american idiot // without you - RENT // see i’m smiling - the last five years // everything else - next to normal // quiet - matilda the musical // how did we come to this? - the wild party // days and days - fun home // no more - into the woods // as long as he needs me - oliver! // i dreamed a dream - les miserables // touch me - spring awakening // lifeboat - heathers the musical // i miss the mountains - next to normal // the moon - once the musical // drink with me - les miserables / 21 guns - american idiot // say it to me now - once the musical // light (finale) - next to normal

listen here

shows that should be revived:
•rent
•next to normal
•sunday in the park with george
•little shop of horrors
•newsies
•a gentleman’s guide to love and murder (it’s early but still)
•west side story
•hairspray
•once
•heathers (and finally be on broadway!)
•into the woods

shows that should not be revived:
•cats
•Cats
•CATS
•C A T S
•literally any andrew lloyd webber show
•motherfuCKING CATS

the ultimate broadway princess playlist - the most memorable songs sung by princesses on broadway

these palace walls - aladdin // in my own little corner - cinderella // belle (reprise) - beauty and the beast // my lord and master - the king and i // cinderella at the grave - into the woods // i know it’s today - shrek: the musical // shy - once upon a mattress // the past is another land - aida // part of your world - the little mermaid // home - beauty and the beast // morning person - shrek: the musical // happily ever after - once upon a mattress // he was tall - cinderella // a whole new world - aladdin // on the steps of the palace - into the woods // beyond my wildest dreams - the little mermaid // i have dreamed - the king and i // my strongest suit - aida // 

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My happy place often includes books, coffee and showtunes so I may as well name it “Broadway Café” this is what I think it would sound like on a lazy afternoon: soft showtunes, medleys and jazzy overtures (x)

Musical Playlist When You’re on Your Period

Act 1 (the “im in love” part): Hopelessly Devoted to you-Grease, The Next Ten Minutes- The Last Five Years, Younger Than Springtime- South Pacific, People Will Say We’re in Love-Oklahoma!, Something to Believe in- Newsies, You’re the One that I Want-Grease, All I Ask of You- Phantom of the Opera, Ten Minutes Ago- Cinderella, Something Good- The Sound of Music, Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?- Cinderella, I’ll Cover You- Rent, Goodnight my Someone- The Music Man, It’s Delovely-Anything Goes

Act 2 (Where it all turns to shit): On my Own- Les Miserables, I’ll Cover You (reprise)- Rent, Falling Slowly (reprise)- Once, I Could Never Rescue You- The Last Five Years, Memory- Cats, Finale-  Phantom of the Opera, A Little Fall of Rain- Les Miserables, My Man- Funny Girl, See I’m Smiling- The Last Five Years, Sleeping- Once, 525,600 Minutes- Rent, Drink With Me- Les Miserables, The Hill- Once, For Good- WIcked, Losing my Mind- Follies

Act 3  (Self Acceptance and Excitement): Being Alive- Company, Carrying the Banner- Newsies, Defying Gravity- Wicked, Moving Too Fast- The Last Five Years,  Another Day- Rent, Seize the Day- Newsies, Another Hundred People- Company, Sunday- Sunday in the Park with George,Something’s Coming- West Side Story

killer instinct - a collection of the best showtunes sung by villains

always a woman - 9 to 5: the musical // the bottom line - newsies // evil woman - xanadu // don’t be the bunny - urinetown // i’d fuck me - silence! // i want the good times back - the little mermaid // forbidden fruit - the apple tree // evil is hot - the toxic avenger // they don’t know - thoroughly modern millie // the hammer - matilda // spread a little sunshine - pippin // aftershocks - next to normal // pretty women - sweeney todd // forever yours - once on this island // killer instinct - bring it on: the musical // suppertime - little shop of horrors // meant to be yours - heathers: the musical // superstar - jesus christ superstar

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