that feeling

when you’re sitting in a theatre waiting for a show to start and then you hear the overture begin and the lights start to slowly come up and you get goosebumps and you know that you’re about to witness the beauty that is live theatre for the next two hours and you get excited and emotional and it just reminds you even more of why you love theatre

Relationships for writers

I’ve been doing more writing recently (cough fanfiction cough) and noticed the romantic relationships I was writing fell into categories based on their foundation. And because I’m ~that~ type of person I made up little guides for each of these categories. Thought other writers might find it helpful too…

Feel free to add on!

Built on: chemistry


Strong start


Sex is not a replacement for talking

You might hear this couple say:

“It was love at first sight”


Ariel and Eric (the little mermaid)

Red and Kitty (that 70s show)

Tony and Maria (west side story)

Built on: Friendship


Common interests outlast infatuation


Differences in life goals or living styles

You might hear this couple say:

“I’m so lucky to be in love with my best friend”


Monica and Chandler (F.r.i.e.n.d.s) 

Carl and Ellie (Up)

Aang and Katara (Avatar the last airbender) 

Built on: loyalty


face everything as a team


Is it love or adrenaline

You might hear this couple say:

“I trust them with my life”


Han and Leia (star wars)

Katniss and Peeta (the hunger games) 

Mulan and Shang (Mulan)

things some of my favourite musicals have taught me

-how to make an omelette
-a basic understanding of the history of america
-a basic understanding of the history of america from a mormon’s perspective
-in order to be successful, you don’t need to have brains or knowledge, just popular
-how to kill someone and make it look like a suicide
-how many minutes there are in a year
-how to tell if someone is gay or European
-it’s really easy to fake emails
-don’t sell drugs kids, even if you have the hots for the person you’re selling them to
-always be aware of autocorrect
-how to break in a glove
-nice is different than good
-everyone’s a little bit racist sometimes
-it’s too late to screw at 4am
-revolutions likely end in death
-almost all bankers, bums and barbers know how to read
-‘pop’ is a suitable synonym for the verb ‘chew’
-how many people resided in newfoundland before 9/11
-how many people were redirected to newfoundland after 9/11

(might add more as time goes on)

why sing one part of a broadway song mediocrely when you can try to sing six parts at the same time and sound like a dying walrus??

Reblog if you think modern musical theatre can be political

I need to prove a point to my teacher because he is of the sincere belief that political theatre is dead and that all modern musicals are just colorful and glittery with weak plots and messages

Introverted Theatre Kids

Performing a musical in front of the whole school, no problem!

Talking to my peers, TERRIFYING

everyday is…

an act one type of day OR an act two type of day

Musicals I Like Summarized In 1 Sentence

Hamilton: Epic Rap Battles Of History

Heathers: Drugs, alcohol, sex, murder-suicide-troubles every high schooler faces

Be More Chill: Children make several bad decisions, most involving vore

Natasha, Pierre, And The Great Comet Of 1812: War And Peace, but with Josh Groban!

The Book Of Mormon: Equally offensive to everybody.

Falsettos: A nice, happy story about an eccentric family who go through some troubles anD WAIT NO GO BACK GO BACK!

Les Mis: Really lives up to its title

Ghost Quartet: After listening to it several times, read an analysis, and had it explained in front of my dumb ass, I don’t know what is happening.

Something Rotten: Such liberal usage of looking into the future, my head hurts trying to explain the plot.

West Side Story: Like Romeo and Juliet, if Tybalt was likable and Juliet had some common sense about her.

Dear Evan Hansen: Two teenagers think lying about suicide to the family of the kid who committed suicide is a reasonable thing, are surprised when they face consequences.

In Trousers: Fuck if I know what this shit’s about.

High School Musical: Teens learn that people can take 2 extracurriculars. 

The Greatest Showman: Circus musical about love.

i don’t sing broadway musicals

i PERFORM them


Voice Types according to TV Tropes:

Contraltos are the lowest female singers commonly heard. Unlike their male counterparts (the basses), however, roles for altos are a bit more common, especially in rock musicals. In more traditional pieces, altos are frequently middle-aged leading women, though some of those are mezzos as well. The only role demographic altos have a firm hold over is for women over sixty - which in most shows means grandmothers. In the rare case that there is a female villain in a show, she will probably be an alto.

[soprano] [mezzo-soprano] [tenor] [baritone] [bass]