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Musical Theatre Asks
  1. Best cast recording to listen to during a long car trip?
  2. Song you’d blast from the top of a skyscraper?
  3. Song that never fails to make you cry?
  4. Off-Broadway or Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet?
  5. If you were to make a your own production of your favorite musical with complete creative rights, what would you change?
  6. Best song to break something while listening to?
  7. Hamilton or In the Heights?
  8. Top three Broadway actors or actresses?
  9. Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, or James Corden as the host of the Tonys?
  10. Best musical theatre breakup song?
  11. Stephen Sondheim or James Lapine?
  12. Favorite romantic or platonic duo on Broadway?
  13. “Waving Through a Window” or “For Forever” from the cast album of Dear Evan Hansen?
  14. If you were to write a musical, which composer/writer would you like to team up with?
  15. What would you say if you met your Broadway fave?
  16. Best musical theatre location? Orlanda, Santa Fe, Chicago, or the Emerald City?
  17. Sally Bowles or Roxie Heart?
  18. Role you could play at this very moment and absolutely nail?
  19. Movie stars on Broadway or Broadway stars in movies?
  20. What book, movie, or TV show do you think should be made into a musical?
  21. Tap dance breaks or 10-second costume changes?
  22. Best Broadway Elder Price?
  23. Best meta moment in a musical?
  24. Top three women-driven musicals?
  25. Are you more excited for Spongebob: The Musical or the Broadway adaption of Frozen?
  26. Best young love song?
  27. Matilda or Groundhog Day?
  28. Historical event that should be made into a musical?
  29. What non-Broadway singer/actor would you love to see in a Broadway show, and which role would you like them to play?
  30. If you read fanfic, what’s your favorite fanfic about characters from musical theatre?
  31. Dream cast your favorite musical.
  32. Set design or lighting design?
  33. Favorite empowerment-themed Broadway song?
  34. Which Broadway star, from the past or present, would you love to have dinner with?
  35. Favorite musical theatre trope?

The funniest thing to me is that moment in a show when a character has just died in some tragic way, and it’s just like the saddest thing ever and everyone is bawling

Then you go backstage and they’re just sitting there scrolling through their phone because now they have nothing to do for the rest of Act 2

theatre things that remind me of the hogwarts houses

gryffindor: auditioning for the first time, being alone on stage, long choreography rehearsals, the adrenaline of opening night, designing the set on the grid, hauling furniture onto the set, cue to cues, writing a play, improv comedy, waiting at the stage door after a show.


hufflepuff: getting flowers and gifts backstage, taking the final curtain call, highlighting lines, bringing snacks to rehearsal, read-throughs, pulling costumes from stock, set dressing, paint swatches, warm lighting design, perfectly blended sound, directing, waking into a theater you’ve never been in before.

ravenclaw: character analysis, memorizing lines, learning tight harmonies, having the show become second nature, stage makeup, set construction, costume fittings, mic checks, organized prop tables, writing cues, stage managing, experimental theatre, saving old playbills and ticket stubs.


slytherin: callbacks, practicing after rehearsal, selling program ads, an understudy/swing going on for the first time, fight calls, strike, production meetings, late night paint calls, cool-toned lighting design, spiking the stage, fly rails, producing, watching a bootleg, playbill giveaways.

not-so-fun fact

ben platt has to go to physical therapy twice a week to keep him from physicalizing evan too much and adopting more of evan’s mannerisms (since he already started biting his nails and developing hunched posture because of the role).

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The first episode of what I intend on being a series of sorts. Feedback is welcome!

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