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Only A True Theatre Kid Will Be Able To Check Off 38/50 Things

"Hey do you have an extra hair tie?" –literally everyone backstage

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  1. Have you:

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    Owned a pair of ballet shoes
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    Owned a pair of tap shoes
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    Owned a pair of jazz shoes
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    Gotten yelled at for having hair in your eyes and improvised a hair tie out of whatever you could find
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    Gotten yelled at for wearing open-toed shoes onstage
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    Stayed up all night practicing a monologue for an audition the next day
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    Looked up what the hell a Shakespearean word meant
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    Gotten caught singing a show tune by a bystander while running errands
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    Acted out your Tony acceptance speech in your bedroom mirror
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    Set a line from a play as your phone background
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    Stayed at the theatre past midnight working on set pieces, getting multiple splinters in the process
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    Had to sing for a mic check before your voice was warmed up
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    Pulled mic tape off the back of your neck and ripped out all your little neck hairs
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    Borrowed someone's red lipstick backstage without worrying about germs
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    Taught someone new to theatre how to do a jazz square
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    Learned all the words to "Seasons of Love" from Rent
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    Learned all the words to "Defying Gravity" from Wicked
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    Learned all the words to "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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    Heard your voice crack during vocal warmups
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    Had a callback for a character you didn't audition for
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    Gone somewhere public while still wearing stage makeup
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    Highlighted and penciled up a script
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    Tediously erased all of the pencil markings from a rented script
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    Accidentally highlighted a line that wasn't yours and memorized it
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    Dated someone in the cast
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    *Secretly* dated someone in the cast
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    Called someone by their character's name so much you forgot their real name
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    Run for conditioning so you "had endurance" to sing and dance throughout the whole show
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    Had a costume malfunction that made the play NSFW
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    Worn a wig that made your scalp itch
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    Made a wig cap out of pantyhose
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    Stolen a prop or costume piece during take-down
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    Cried hysterically during take-down and/or skipped that day entirely
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    Worn a fake mustache/fake boobs because you were playing the opposite sex
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    Missed a cue
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    Gotten yelled at for missing a cue
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    Gotten hurt during a rehearsal but still not missed a cue
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    Developed a ~*thing*~ for your stage husband/wife
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    Kissed someone you didn't want to and had to fake chemistry
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    Kissed someone you did want to but they were all sweaty so it wasn't magical at all
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    Had an inside joke with someone in the pit
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    Gotten distracted and nearly fallen into the pit
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    Fallen into the pit and onto an instrument
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    Hidden in a prop for more than 20 minutes
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    Drunk fake alcohol or smoked a fake cigarette
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    Laughed about how inaccurate High School Musical was
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    Gotten yelled at for getting sick and missing rehearsal
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    Had a microphone die while you were singing
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    Done homework backstage using the light from your phone
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    Got offended when someone only knew Idina Menzel from Frozen before listing her whole career
 
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