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.
Etta James: At Last K-Ci & JoJo: All My Life Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You John Legend: Stay With You Patti LaBelle: If Only You Knew SWV: You’re Always On My Mind The Isley Brothers: For the Love of You John Legend: You & I Beyonce: Halo Faith Evans: I Love You Four Tops/Whitney Houston: I Believe In You and Me Tammi Terrel & Marvin Gaye/Cheryl Lynn & Luther Vandross: If This World Were Mine Anita Baker: Sweet Love Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman New Edition: Can You Stand the Rain Rufus & Chaka Khan: Sweet Thing Jill Scott: He Loves Me Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole: Unforgettable Whitney Houston: You Give Good Love Jaheim: Anything Rose Royce: Wishing on A Star Ginuwine: Differences The O'Jays: Stairway to Heaven Mariah Carey: When I Saw You Aaliyah: At Your Best (You Are Love) Dru Hill: These Are the Times Babyface: Every Time I Close My Eye Brian McKnight: Back At One Minne Riperton: Loving You India Arie: Ready For Love Troop: All I Do Is Think of You Prince: Adore Kindred The Family: Where Would I be Chaka Khan: Through the Fire Jagged Edge: Promise Dondria: You’re the One Kevon Edmonds: 24/7 Kem: I Can’t Stop Loving You Stevie Wonder/Luther Vandross/Donell Jones: Knocks Me Off My Feet Tony! Toni! Tone!: Whatever You Want Musiq Soulchild: Dontchange Beyonce: Speechless Seal: Kiss From A Rose Case: Happily Ever After Kem: Share My Life Keyshia Cole: Love Gerald Levert: Made to Love You Musiq Soulchild: Love The Deele: Two Occasions Mawell: Fortunate Xscape: The Arms of the One Who Loves You India Arie: The Truth Tendy Pendergrass: Love T.K.O Kenny Lattimore: For You SWV: Weak Musiq Soulchild: sobeautiful Mariah Carey: Vision of Love Aretha Franklin: You’re All I Need Gladys Kinght & The Pimps: Best Thing That Happened to Me Beyonce: Rather Die Young Luther Vandross: Here and Now Pressure: Love And Affection Heatwave/Luther Vandross: Always & Forever Chaka Khan: Ain’t Nobody John Legend: All of Me Alicia Keys: If I Ain’t Got You Luther Vandross: All The Woman I Need Ruff Endz: Someone to Love You Stevie Wonder: You and I Beyonce: Dangerously In Love Avant & Keye Wyatt: You & I Shanice: I Love Your Smile Maria Carey: Open Arms Musiq Soulchild: Teachme Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway/Beyonce & Luther Vandross: The Closer I Get to You John Legend: P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care) Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) Atlantic Starr: Always Luther Vandross & Mariah Care: Endless Love Blackstreet: Let’s Stay in Love John Legend: So High Lionel Richie & Diana Ross: Endless Love Whitney Houston: Greatest Love of All Mariah Carey: Underneath the Stars Jagged Edge: Good Luck Charm
why doesn’t marinette ever play rizzo in grease fics
So I know in ladybug !grease aus!, or rather ‘the school puts on a play’ scenarios, Marinette is usually cast as Sandy or makes the costumes, or both. Which is fine, though a lot to take on. However. Sandy definitely isn’t the one wearing a red and black polka dot dress???
I just think there’s hilarity potential in Marinette being Rizzo. For one thing, no one would expect it. The casting call gets announced for Grease during the end of class and Alya excitedly nudges Marinette, saying she should go for the role of Sandy to impress a certain blonde model. The idea would be tempting to Marinette, certainly, but I think she’d be more interested in making the costumes, and doing that and trying out for the lead role might be too much.
So she declines Alya’s suggestion because she’d rather focus on costuming, and with a laugh, says if there was any role she’d go for, it would likely be Rizzo.
And Alya just stops dead and stares at her friend. And asks why.
Not understanding Alya’s shift in behavior, Marinette tries to explain that she just appreciates the character’s styling more, also it would be a lot less of a role to take on if she were to juggle costuming too.
At this point Alya bursts out laughing, not cruelly obviously, but the idea of the cutest girl in class, baring Rose of course, playing the brash, sultry Rizzo was hilarious. And Alya tells her this.
Now Marinette is feeling just slightly offended, which Alya sees plainly on her face. And so I see the rest of the exchange going something like this;
Alya: I don’t mean it as a bad thing! Rizzo’s character can just be pretty abrasive and in your face -
Marinette: -I can get in people’s faces!
Alya: *Laughing again* Yeah, when someone else is being mean, you’re all about truth and justice. Newsflash girl! Rizzo’s the mean one through a lot of it. You don’t have a mean bone in your body.
Marinette: *At this point she really begs to differ, but doesn’t want to get into how she has quite the mean jealous streak that still ashamed her*. It’s just acting. How hard can it be to pretend to be a jerk?
Alya: Easier for some people. Sorry Marinette! You’re just too… nice and cutesy.
Marinette: *Mumbling* I can do more than ‘nice and cutesy.’ Besides, you think I should be Sandy! She has to wear that leather outfit at the end and sings a song that’s anything but cute.
Alya: *Looking playful* True. Maybe Frenchie would be a better fit for you? She’s super nice!
Marinette: Urgh. You’re just poking fun now.
Alya: *Chuckling* A little. I still think it’s ambitious.
Marinette: It’s not like I said I was going to do it. She would just be my top pick.
Meanwhile Nino and Adrien finishes packing up their schoolbags and turns around, clearly interested in the commotion going on behind them.
Nino: Do I hear an actual argument going on between the ladies? What’s going on?
Alya *Chuckles and ignores Marinette’s glare* Hardly an argument. Marinette think’s she can be Rizzo!
Marinette: I don’t want to actually be in the play at all-
Nino: Rizzo? Ain’t she like… the sexy one?
Alya: Yes! And jerky. It would be weird, right?? She’s too cute!
Marinette: I’m right here. And no, it wouldn’t be weird!
At this point Nino and Alya are stifling chuckles, and even Adrien looks to be cracking a smile.
Adrien: I don’t know, guys, She’s talented enough, she could pull it off.
Marinette blushes heavily at the compliment, naturally. She was absolutely gonna die-
Adrien: Although… Alya might have a point.
Adrien: *Looking sheepish* Well, you’re the sweetest person I know. It’s a little hard to imagine.
Marinette.exe has stopped working.
And Marinette feels really conflicted at this point. Although she’s blushing like mad and her heart is soaring through the heavens (he thought she was sweet!), she really, really doesn’t like when others think she can’t do something. It was really… really… annoying!
She could totally be more than sweet as pie! She was Ladybug, for crying out loud!
Nino and Alya, meanwhile. just send each other a knowing look.
Nino: Dude, even when you’re not trying to be, you’re super smooth.
Adrien: What do you mean?
Alya: Seriously? I think you just broke my best frie-
Marinette: I’m doing it!
All three of her friends just look at her, surprised.
To emphasize the point, Marinette stomps up to the front of the class to grab a flyer advertising the musical’s casting call.
Marinette: I’m trying out to be Rizzo. And I’m gonna get the part.
And of course she does.
No but like I can imagine it clearly. She would have to channel all of her Ladybug flirtiness, and maybe even a bit of Chloe, to really get that sultry, abrasive attitude down, but when she performs a part of ‘Look at me I’m Sandra Dee’, it’s a shock to almost everyone watching, and a little familiar to Adrien, thought he couldn’t tell anyone why.
This whole post was inspired by me just really thinking it should be a no brainer that she’d play the character wearing the polka dot dress. Yep.
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