21 Struggles Every Musical Theatre Geek In London Will Understand
You're not the only one who wants to Bend and Snap every time you drop your Oyster card.
Knowing that celebrity casting is wrong, but LOVING Scherzy as Grizabella anyway.
The temptation to burst into full choreo when you're alone on an empty tube platform.
You're still mourning the closure of Dress Circle.
Taking a "general" Jazz class at Pineapple, then crying when you realised "general" means suitable for a Strallen sister.
Trying to explain to your parents why you really do need to sleep outside the Apollo Victoria before Wicked cast change day.
Getting to fringe venues, above pubs, in Zone 3, in time for curtain-up.
Shouting “Hey! That’s the Sound of Music waltz music!” whenever the DFS Winter Sale advert comes on TV.
Being absolutely devastated every time a show closes.
The Idina Menzel paradox.
Suppressing your anger when a casual film-goer says "Oh! So Into The Woods is a musical?"
Trying to win The Book of Mormon £20 ticket lottery.
Struggling to give directions that don't involve complicated theatre-geography.
Resisting the temptation to physically unmask West End Producer.
Finding it tricky to find a flat-share that tolerates show tunes.
Advance booking tickets to see the summer musical at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
Wanting to use a stagey hashtag but knowing you'll be judged.
Getting irate when a theatre-goer whips out an iphone to record a performance.
Explaining why your friends should totally go and see a musical called Urinetown.
The horror of finding out your favourite understudy is on for the lead, but being unable to make it.
Working out what to wear to the WhatsOnStage or Olivier Awards red carpet.
But hardest of all, concealing your joy when your all-time favourite show tune comes on Shuffle, mid commute.
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