History FunnyAneurysmMoment / Theatre

5th Feb '18 7:50:47 AM Sapphirea2
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* In the song "Dancing Through Life" from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', the character Fiyero sings, "Life's more painless for the brainless." This line is nonchalant and humorous the first time around, until later on in the play when [[spoiler:Elphaba removes Fiyero's brain to prevent him from feeling pain while he is tortured, turning him into the Scarecrow]]. Suddenly the line isn't so fun anymore. Also in this song, "woes are fleeting, blows are glancing" becomes cringe-worthy listening a second time, after you know[[spoiler:Fiyero gets beaten within an inch of his life]]

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* In the song "Dancing Through Life" from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', the character Fiyero sings, "Life's more painless for the brainless." This line is nonchalant and humorous the first time around, until later on in the play when [[spoiler:Elphaba removes Fiyero's brain to prevent him from feeling pain while he is tortured, turning him into the Scarecrow]]. Suddenly the line isn't so fun anymore. Also in this song, "woes are fleeting, blows are glancing" becomes cringe-worthy listening a second time, after you know[[spoiler:Fiyero gets beaten within an inch of his life]]life]].



* A major plot element in ''Theatre/TheBookOFMormon'' is how Kevin finds Orlando, Florida the best place in the world and wants to go there on his mission. As of June 2016, that city is now associated with the most deadly shooting in American history, at a gay nightclub. Worse in that Kevin was originated by a gay actor.
* Parodied with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, knowing that after he died, he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.

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* A major plot element in ''Theatre/TheBookOFMormon'' is how Kevin finds Orlando, Florida the best place in the world and wants to go there on his mission. As of June 2016, that city is now associated with the most deadly shooting Pulse nightclub mass shooting, one of the deadliest in American history, at a gay nightclub. history. Worse in that Pulse was a gay nightclub and was specifically chosen as the target for that reason, and Kevin was originated by a gay actor.
* Parodied with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, it knowing that after he died, died he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.
21st Dec '17 11:28:50 AM HBICece
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* After September 2017, it may be a while before ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”

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* After September 2017, it may be a while before ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”me, and "Puerto Rico/You ugly island/Island of tropic diseases/'''always the hurricanes blowing'''.” in "America".
9th Oct '17 7:52:38 AM snichols1973
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* In January 1996, 63-year-old tenor Richard Versalle performed in The Makropoulos Case, an opera written by Czech composer Leos Janacek. While climbing up the ladder to a file cabinet, he sang "You can only live so long", suffering a heart attack and falling to the stage below, and putting the opera on hold. At first, people thought it was a dramatic gesture, only to later discover that he had died from a heart attack.
3rd Oct '17 7:16:51 PM lucy24
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* After September 2017, it may be a while before WestSideStory can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”

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* After September 2017, it may be a while before WestSideStory ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”
3rd Oct '17 7:16:00 PM lucy24
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* After September 2017, it may be a while before <i>West Side Story</i> can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”

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* After September 2017, it may be a while before <i>West Side Story</i> WestSideStory can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”
3rd Oct '17 7:15:31 PM lucy24
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* Parodied with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, knowing that after he died, he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.

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* Parodied with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, knowing that after he died, he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.nonetheless.
* After September 2017, it may be a while before <i>West Side Story</i> can again be performed in Puerto Rico. At least not without heavily editing the song “Maria”, featuring lyrics like “And suddenly that name / Will never be the same / To me.”
8th Jun '17 11:29:17 AM PrincessGwen
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* Pretty much all of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' after Jonathan Larson's AuthorExistenceFailure (and he died on ''the night of the final dress rehearsal'' Off-Broadway.

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* Pretty much all of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' after Jonathan Larson's AuthorExistenceFailure (and he died on ''the night of the final dress rehearsal'' Off-Broadway.Off-Broadway).



* In the song "Dancing Through Life" from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', the character Fiyero sings, "Life's more painless for the brainless." This line is nonchalant and humorous the first time around, until later on in the play when [[spoiler:Elphaba removes Fiyero's brain to prevent him from feeling pain while he is tortured, turning him into the Scarecrow]]. Suddenly the line isn't so fun anymore. Also in this song, "woes are fleeting, blows are glancing" becomes cringe-worthy listening a second time, after you know[[spoiler: Fiyero gets beaten within an inch of his life]]

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* In the song "Dancing Through Life" from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', the character Fiyero sings, "Life's more painless for the brainless." This line is nonchalant and humorous the first time around, until later on in the play when [[spoiler:Elphaba removes Fiyero's brain to prevent him from feeling pain while he is tortured, turning him into the Scarecrow]]. Suddenly the line isn't so fun anymore. Also in this song, "woes are fleeting, blows are glancing" becomes cringe-worthy listening a second time, after you know[[spoiler: Fiyero know[[spoiler:Fiyero gets beaten within an inch of his life]]



* A combination of this and HilariousInHindsight, depending on your sense of humor: a line in "96,000" in ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' has Benny claim that one day, he'll be so rich that Donald Trump will be his caddy. A decade later, and we have ''President'' Donald Trump, well known for his anti-immigration policies (many of the citizens of the Washington Heights are immigrants or immigrant born), tenuous race relations with Hispanics, Latinos, and African-Americans (Benny is African-American, which is notable because ''every other person'' in the Washington Heights is Latino), and playing lots and lots of golf on weekends.
4th Jun '17 10:19:10 AM Sapphirea2
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with the performers being projected onto the wall as a safer alternative. Now, as of late 2014, the entire "Battlefield" sequence has been reinstated completely.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with the performers being projected onto the wall as a safer alternative. Now, as of In late 2014, 2014 the entire "Battlefield" sequence has been reinstated completely.was reinstated.
28th May '17 12:00:38 PM jtierney50
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* Played with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, knowing that after he died, he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.

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* Played Parodied with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, knowing that after he died, he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.
28th May '17 12:00:25 PM jtierney50
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* A combination of this and HilariousInHindsight, depending on your sense of humor: a line in "96,000" in ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' has Benny claim that one day, he'll be so rich that Donald Trump will be his caddy. A decade later, and we have ''President'' Donald Trump, well known for his anti-immigration policies (many of the citizens of the Washington Heights are immigrants or immigrant born), tenuous race relations with Hispanics, Latinos, and African-Americans (Benny is African-American, which is notable because ''every other person'' in the Washington Heights is Latino), and playing lots and lots of golf on weekends.

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* A combination of this and HilariousInHindsight, depending on your sense of humor: a line in "96,000" in ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' has Benny claim that one day, he'll be so rich that Donald Trump will be his caddy. A decade later, and we have ''President'' Donald Trump, well known for his anti-immigration policies (many of the citizens of the Washington Heights are immigrants or immigrant born), tenuous race relations with Hispanics, Latinos, and African-Americans (Benny is African-American, which is notable because ''every other person'' in the Washington Heights is Latino), and playing lots and lots of golf on weekends.weekends.
* Played with in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. In-Universe, the Man in the Chair mentions that it's very hard to watch or listen to anything with Roman Bartelli in it, knowing that after he died, he was partially consumed by his poodles. There's nothing in the first scene with Bartelli's character (or ''any'' scene) remotely relating to poodles, but it squicks him out nonetheless.
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