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.
“Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.” – Lori
I always thought the young adult Broadway-loving community was so cool because everyone’s so passionate and vocal and supportive and guess what I just learned? We’re INVISIBLE.
This month I’ve heard over and over from a few established people in the entertainment industry that BROADWAY IS ONLY A MARKET FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR 50’S AND YOUNG ADULTS DON’T CARE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE.
Cleeeearrrrllllyyyy, this is false. My best friend and I are trying to do something awesome for all of us young lovers of the theatre but I need to prove that this community is alive and well. Please REBLOG (don’t repost as I can’t trace it haha) and have our voices heard!
“And the die is cast,
and the torch is passed,
and the roar wil rise,
from the streets below,
and our ranks will grow and grow and grow and so
the world will feel the fire and finally know!”