16 Things You Know To Be True If You're a Musical Theatre Nerd
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16 Things You Know To Be True If You're a Musical Theatre Nerd

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16 Things You Know To Be True If You're a Musical Theatre Nerd

1. Your friends never let you have the aux cord.

Unless they're fans of musical too, driving conversations usually follow the trend of:

"Phantom again?"

"It's my favorite!"

"We've listened to it on the past three road trips we've been on."


2. Home alone? Don't you mean every Broadway show known to exist, starring you?

You're lucky you're home alone. Sing your heart out, little star. Just don't forget to breathe on that last note.

3. You'd sell a kidney to see your favorite show live.

A kidney. It doesn't necessarily have to be yours.

4. Certain phrases cue lyrics in your head.

"Wow, it sure is dark out tonight."

"Yea, but even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

5. History is now more appealing.

Teacher: "Can anyone tell me anything about the first Secretary of the Treasury?"

You: *Recites all of Alexander Hamilton*

6. You get frustrated when people only know Idina Menzel as Elsa.

Don't you mean Elphaba? Maureen? Elizabeth?

7. Your references go unnoticed by many of your friends.

You: "I gotta get to class... so, anyway, I'm leaving. I thought you'd like to know."

Roommate: "...Okay?"

8. Aaron Tveit.

Enough said.

9. Listening to soundtracks on shuffle is most disorienting feeling in the world.

Especially when you expect one song to fade into the next, and your ipod decides to completely change musicals. Nothing is more jarring than going from Les Miserables to Rocky Horror Picture Show.

10. The thought of Glee makes you cringe.

To be fair, it once was amazing, and the nostalgia of the good 'ol days is sometimes too strong, so you listen to a cover or two, only to end up irritated at Ryan Murphy.

11. You secretly love Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, even though some musical snobs claim that these shows can't be a "true" fan's favorite.

I mean, come on. No Good Deed is my jam. And Phantom's aesthetic is to die for.

12. Movie adaptations often make you mad.

Who thought it was a good idea to cast Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia?

13. Seeing Broadway stars on television gets you super excited.

"Are they going to sing?! They better sing!"

14. Lyrics causally help you in everyday activities.

Test question: "How many minutes are in a year?"

You: *hums Seasons of Love*

15. You carry the morals and songs of each show with you long after you've seen them.

"I don't need a life that's normal, that's way to far away, but something next to normal would be okay."

"Sieze the day!"

"No day but today."

"Make butter out of cream."

"You don't have to be happy, to be happy you're alive."

"You are not alone."

"To love another person is to see the face of God."

And the list goes on.

16. You know you'll always be a musical fan.

Seriously. It's a part of who you are, and you wouldn't change that for the world.

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