literary jokes never grow old

the painting in the attic does that for them

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“I’ll never understand why funding for the arts is the first thing to get cut. Music is Math. Theatre is English. Tech is science. Dance is physical education. The arts are everything.” Jay Armstrong Johnson (via opencurtains)

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nataliescrushedcat said: 4. Stephen Sondheim or Andrew Lloyd Webber? No, we won't judge. NOW EXPLAIN YOURSELF. (Also your quote for you ask is perf)


(thank u i try)

and uM Stephen Sondheim aLL THE WAY.

Stephen Sondheim wrote like my top three favorite musicas: Merrily We Roll Along, Company, Into the Woods amoNG MANY OTHER INCREDIBLE SHOWS (Assassins, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park, Sweeney Todd to name a fEW)

Andrew Lloyd Webber has written nothing that I particularly enjoy. I’m not a fan of Phantom or Cats or like anything he’s ever written. AlSo he wrote Starlight Express which is honestly just unforgivable

  • other people: "Come to the dark side. We have cookies"
  • me: "Join us. Leave your fields to flower. Join us. Leave your cheese to sour. JOIN US. COOME AND WASTE AN HOUURR OR TWOOOOOOOO"
  • other people:
  • me:
  • other people:
  • me:
  • other people:
  • me: "doodlee doo"



a musical where all of the songs are in the first act

the second act consists of reprises of the same songs, in reverse order, where every reprise is a dark ironic echo of the original version and it just gets more and more horrifying until the finale: a twisted, demented version of the opening number

this has jason robert brown written all over it. get to it jrb!

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Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.

It’s also story about breaking down the barriers of racism which we also need more of.

And it’s about nice hair and cheesy dance moves, more things we need more of

It’s a movie where John Travolta plays a chic, which we need more of

No. We don’t need more of men in roles which should have gone to plus size women.

Actually, the role was written as a man playing a woman because it’s a pantomime technique so it’s not like the movie purposely discriminated, It was literally just written that way and it’s probably one of my favourite comedic techniques.

Actually, the role was written as a man playing a woman because in the original Hairspray movie the role was played by Divine, a radical and influential plus-size drag queen. It is in honor of that original casting and in Divine’s memory that more recent stage and movie adaptations of Hairspray have continued to cast Mrs. Turnblad as a man in drag.

Also the creators have said they wanted to write a musical that, when performed by schools, would allow the bigger girl and the drag queen to get the leads. Not a lot of musicals provide that chance.

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