Things I’ve learned from musical theatre part 3/?
Describe your personality with a showtune! — Asked by Anonymous
Great question, thank you!
I wasn’t one of those silly little girls,
those perfect pink and frilly little girls,
who long to wear makeup just aching to cake up their pores.
Makeup still bores me.
I never mooned over bridal magazines
or sappy wedding scenes I saw on move screens.
And I might as well fess up,
I never played dress up and such.
So, why am I enjoying this so much?
Who would imagine that one white dress
could totally spin my head around?
I wouldn’t be an emotional mess
over any other dress I found.
I’ve never been one for shopping ‘til I drop
or squeezing into outfits tight enough to pop.
And primping, I hate to! I usually can’t wait to be done.
But I have to admit… this is fun.
What is happening to me?
I’ve been sensible all my life.
Maybe I need this little spree
before I’m somebody’s sensible, practical, serious,
and eventually, tired old worn out wife.
So I’ll do those strange things that everybody does,
acting like the fool I never thought I was.
Pa will throw some ol’ tux on and spend lots of bucks on the show,
it really sounds crazy, I know.
Who would imagine that one white dress
could easily shove all sense aside?
Fill up a room with happiness
and turn a practical, rational, serious,
“plain-Jane” ordinary girl into [a giddy] bride.
+grand finales | because every great musical ends with an even greater final number, after all
1. light from next to normal / 2. goodbye until tomorrow/i could never rescue you from the last five years / 3. finale from [title of show] / 4. finale: 9 to 5 from 9 to 5 / 5. for now from avenue q / 6. steal your rock and roll from memphis / 7. a new deal for christmas from annie / 8. finale from billy elliot / 9. raise you up/just be from kinky boots / 10. finale from godspell / 11. finale from newsies / 12. finale from wicked / 13. move toward the darkness from the addams family / 14. finale from 35MM / 15. beautiful from ordinary days / 16. finale: take me back from dogfight / 17. whatsername from american idiot / 18. the song of purple summer from spring awakening / 19. no voice from bare: a pop opera / 20. the flesh failures/eyes look your last/let the sun shine in from hair / 21. finale from into the woods / 22. find my way/finale from legally blonde / 23. finale b from rent / 24. the last goodbye from spelling bee / 25. goodbye from catch me if you can / 26. epilogue from carrie / 27. tomorrow is a latter day from the book of mormon / 28. falling slowly (reprise) from once / 29. the wedding: there’s music in you from cinderella / 30. being alive from company / 31. finale from pippin / 32. when i grow up reprise from matilda
A personal favorite mix- there’s nothing quite as satisfying as hearing all of these parting messages in one go!
+showtunes you secretly love | "guilty pleasure" songs that aren't as bad as people would have you believe
1. there! right there! from legally blonde/ 2. i’m not that smart from the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee / 3. bad bad news from 13 / 4. take me or leave me from rent / 5. crazier than you from the addams family / 6. suppertime from you’re a good man, charlie brown / 7. popular from wicked / 8. memory from cats / 9. don’t do sadness/blue wind from spring awakening / 10. i just can’t walk away (say it now) from spiderman: turn off the dark / 11. you shine from carrie / 12. purpose from avenue q / 13. i know it’s today from wicked / 14. n.y.c. from annie / 15. shy from once upon a mattress / 16. greased lightning from grease / 17. hit me with your best shot from rock of ages / 18. xanadu from xanadu
“Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience’s imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there’s no fourth wall.” - Stephen Sondheim