overall music

Things I think about at 2:35am apparently -

The original High School Musical is the most consistent in terms of plot, characters, and story structure.

High School Musical 2 is the most fun to watch with the best overall soundtrack (even if its existence adds nothing to the overall trilogy).

High School Musical 3 is the most polished with the best production design and the best choreography of the trilogy thanks to a better budget.

All 3 films have their strengths and weaknesses, and honestly??? What an iconic trilogy???? Also, all 3 films pass the Bechdel test and have a diverse cast. Lord of the Rings who?????

reblog and write in the tags how you prefer to listen to new musicals for the first time: watching them or listening to them? all the songs in order or hearing the more “popular” and well-known ones first? listening to it all at once or over a longer period of time? do you read a summary first or not? do you prefer to listen to new stuff casually/in the background or do you prefer to sit down and focus only on the music?

Inspiration in 25 words or less...

“We all belong to this world.” — Gerard Way.

“Just do what you do best.” — Frank Iero.

“Whatever you do, don’t ever be full of shit.” — Frank Iero.

“Make a foot print.” — Frank Iero.

“Be creative. Use your voice, your community.” – Ray Toro.

“We are here as a reminder.” – Frank Iero.

“No one should be in pain.” – Gerard Way.

“Stay beautiful. Keep it ugly.” – Gerard Way.

“Always believe in yourself.” — Ray Toro.

“If we don’t give a shit […] nobody else will.” — Frank Iero.

“Treat people the way you want to be treated.” – Frank Iero.

“Be completely fearless when you do it.” – Gerard Way.

“Shoot for saviour, and end up being rad.” — Gerard Way.

“I think that we’re here for a reason.” – Frank Iero.

“Just put your heart into it.” — Ray Toro.

“You’re strong enough to do it without me.” – Gerard Way.

“Rock stars should give people hope.” — Gerard Way.

“Without [the fans] we’re nothing.” — Mikey Way.

“You are good enough.” — Gerard Way.

“You’ll never be fucking normal because nobody is fucking normal.” — Frank Iero.

“Regret is a sign of weakness.” — Mikey Way.

“Everyone should love themselves.” — Gerard Way.

“Art is doing something you really believe in.” – Ray Toro.

“You should never want to hurt yourself.” – Gerard Way.

“We embody [the] power of fighting against adversity.” – Frank Iero.

“Don’t take anybody’s fucking shit.” — Gerard Way.

“You can do amazing things when you believe.” — Gerard Way.

“We’re saying it’s okay to be messed up.” — Gerard Way.

“Don’t do anything to try to fit in.” — Mikey Way.

“Best advice we can give is to never give up.” — Ray Toro.

“You’re beautiful the way you are.” – Gerard Way.

“Love what you do and who you truly are.” – Frank Iero.

“Everybody goes through rough things in their lives.” – Ray Toro.

“Just be a fearless, fearless person.” – Gerard Way.

“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.” – Gerard Way.

“Every big adventure should feel like your last.” – Gerard Way.

“Nobody is happy. That is a big fucking problem.“ – Frank Iero.

“We don’t need any more sadness.” – Frank Iero.

“We pride ourselves on giving fans something to do.” – Bob Bryar.

“Be good to your friends.” – Ray Toro.

“Make this world a better place.” – Frank Iero.

“Art is the only weapon.” — Ray Toro.

“You can do fucking anything.” — Gerard Way.

“People look at us and see it’s okay to be different.” – Gerard Way.

“We’ve always wanted to […] save people’s lives.” — Gerard Way.

“The overall theme in our music is […] freedom.” – Ray Toro

"Live forever through your actions and the impression you make on others. Like a footprint on the moon, such is a fingerprint to the heart.” - Frank Iero

me: Natasha Pierre and the great comet of 1812 is a revolutionary show, and it’s truly like no other production that has graced Broadway. The set and the physical layout is remarkable, every audience member can feel immersed in the story around them. It’s so much different than watching a musical happen on a big stage, from an audience. The characters even interact with the people in the stage seating in certain parts of the show. That really highlights the true intention and meaning of live theatre- to make the audience feel. To evoke emotion in them, some way; To connect with them. this show achieves that perfectly only partly due to how it’s set up. 2nd, it takes Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and modernizes it in a way that doesn’t take away from the story or the beauty of the time period. This show uses electro-pop, synthetic sounds and it also showcases amazing voices and beautiful orchestrations. To mix two totally opposite music genres and make it work is such a hard thing to pull off, something no Broadway show has done, but they did it amazingly!! Also, Josh Groban and Denee Benton have the voices of angels. Really, everybody we hear sing in this musical has such a UNIQUE, beautiful and distinct voice. You wouldn’t get Gelsey Bell’s voice confused with Britain Ashford’s. You wouldn’t confuse Lucas Steele’s voice with Nick Choksi’s. They’re all so talented, unique, and like nothing you’ve heard before. That’s pretty special. Did I mention that the ensemble consists of people dancing, acting, singing, and PLAYING INSTRUMENTS?? Seriously, the ensemble members, just as talented and hardworking as the principals, play their own instruments while doing a very vocally demanding and physically demanding show (all those stairs, all those dance numbers..) Incredible. Also something about this show that’s different from many others is it’s diversity. Set in 19th century Russia, 2 remarkable african American stars (Denee Benton and Okieriete Onaodowan) play the title characters Natasha and Pierre. These characters relate in no way to stereotypes/ harmful stigmas around black people, which is so refreshing and SO MUCH BETTER than seeing POC just represented as thugs or bad/ nasty people. Natasha’s relationships throughout the show are all interracial, and still, none of these things bear stereotyping or any acknowledgement to the political side of things. There’s plenty of friendships, relationships, and families in this show that don’t have a barrier of race/ ethnicity, and I’m so glad to see that. The show also has some casual LGBT inclusion. ensemble members are paired with those of the same gender to dance with. The costumes in the ensemble anyways don’t follow strict rules of gender. Helene Bezukhov and Marya Dmitrievna canonically make out. The casualness of LGBT and POC representation makes it so much better, because it points out the fact that that’s the way that people are. Normalize it. Straight+ cis+ white isn’t the “default” or the “normal.” Anyways, there’s so much more I could talk about. between the music, the overall nature of the show, and the underlying themes it’s really just remarkable and I-

Taxi driver: We’re here

Not to sound dramatic but becoming a Kpop Fan is one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made, and I do not reget it at all.

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fluttering bright eyes, overalls, giggles, music in the car, woodchips at the park, sunshine, swingsets, swirly slides, blowing bubbles, scraped knees, bandaids, grass stains, zoo pals paper plates, sippy cups, car rides, jumbo coloring books, color coded crayons, stickers on everything, playdoh, washed hands, colorful utensils, plastic plates, full tummies, heavily loved stuffed animals, watching your favorite movie, footed pajamas, yawns, “I’m not tired"s, sleepy eyes, peaceful dreams

youtube

I just wanted to give a BIG shout-out to this stunning piece of animation that dropped down into my recommendations folder on YT. The characer designs… their expressions… the timing and overall use of the music and the general planning of the animation - I’m still trying to pull my jaw up from the floor. It’s so good. This is where I want to be. This is what inspires me.


And this was produced by ONE student.

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: A Very Potter Musical/Sequel/Senior Year are just a parody of the Harry Potter franchise, yet the song "To Have a Home" is the best representation ever of what Hogwarts means to Harry, and even though the musical is overall comical that one song always gives me goosebumps because DAMN, I want to step onto the stage and hug Harry so much. Too many feels.