History IronicEcho / Theater

6th Sep '17 11:55:14 PM jtierney50
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** And a musical example: the revolutionaries' rousing rebellion song "Red and Black" is instrumentally reprised as [[spoiler:they get oerwhelmed by the French army and are massacred. It's played as a funeral march.]]


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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' says of his son Phillip "You knock me out, I fall apart" twice in the show. Once, in "Dear Theodosia", when he's singing to the newborn baby. And again in "It's Quiet Uptown", when [[spoiler:the Hamiltons are mourning his death]].
** In "Helpless", Eliza says to Angelica "this one's mine". She reminisces on these words [[spoiler:and how false she discovered they were, following his adultery]] in "Burn".
** "Washington On Your Side" and "The Election of 1800" are songs that use the same melody (and, in some parts, the same words) to describe two completely different feelings. In the former, Jefferson and Madison say that "it might be nice to have Washington on your side", condemning the president for almost always siding with fellow party member Hamilton. In the latter, Jefferson and Madison ask the same question - "it might be nice to have Hamilton on your side" in order to win Hamilton over so that he can endorse Jefferson for president.
9th Dec '16 1:08:13 PM wolftickets1969
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* In the stage version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', in place of the film's Vanessa sequence, six princesses, played by the same actresses as Ariel's sisters, compete to be Eric's bride in a singing contest, which uses the same tune as the first verse of Ariel's IWantSong "Part of Your World", along with the lyric "the girl who has everything".

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* In the stage version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', in place of the film's Vanessa sequence, six princesses, played by the same actresses as Ariel's sisters, compete to be Eric's bride in a singing contest, which uses echoing the opening number "Daughters of Triton", and the tune they sing is the same tune as the first verse of Ariel's IWantSong "Part of Your World", along complete with the lyric "the girl who has everything".
9th Dec '16 1:02:07 PM wolftickets1969
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* In the stage version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', in place of the film's Vanessa sequence, six princesses, played by the same actresses as Ariel's sisters, compete to be Eric's bride in a singing contest, which uses the same tune as the first verse of Ariel's IWantSong "Part of Your World", along with the lyric "the girl who has everything".
5th Apr '16 1:36:53 AM PaulA
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* In ''Under Milkwood'', we hear that Bessie Bighead puts flowers on the grave of Gomer Owen who "kissed her once by the pigsty when she wasn't lookin, but never kissed her again although she was looking all the time." That line gets a laugh. Later on, after we learn that Bessie has Down Syndrome or something of the sort, and that Gomer kissed her because he was dared, when the same line comes back it isn't so funny.

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* In ''Under Milkwood'', ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood'', we hear that Bessie Bighead puts flowers on the grave of Gomer Owen who "kissed her once by the pigsty when she wasn't lookin, looking, but never kissed her again although she was looking all the time." That line gets a laugh. Later on, after we learn that Bessie has Down Syndrome or something of the sort, and that Gomer kissed her because he was dared, when the same line comes back it isn't so funny.
27th Feb '16 3:39:14 PM 1810072342
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** "It is my personal opinion that you do not have what it takes. I hope you'll prove me wrong. I doubt you will." Madame Morrible allows Galinda to join the sorcery seminar at Shiz. Years later, Glinda allows [[spoiler:the guards to take Madame Morrible to prison.]]

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** "It is my personal opinion that you do not have what it takes. I hope you'll prove me wrong. I doubt you will." Madame Morrible allows Galinda Glinda to join the sorcery seminar at Shiz. Years later, Glinda allows [[spoiler:the guards to take Madame Morrible to prison.]]



** In ''Defying Gravity'', Glinda and Elphaba start shouting angrily at each other, saying 'I hope you're happy now, I hope you're happy that you hurt your cause forever' and 'I hope you're happy too, I hope you're proud how you would grovel in submission'. Later, as Elphaba prepares to run away, she calls Glinda to come with her. Even though Glinda agrees that together they would be unstoppable, she still feels she can't and tearfully mutters '[[SincerityMode I hope you're happy]], now that you're choosing this'.



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7th Jan '16 11:18:20 AM nombretomado
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* In ''MissSaigon'', Chris asks Kim, "How in the light of one night did we come so far?", as they fall madly in love and spend the night together. But at the end of the show, as she lies dying in his arms, she asks him the question ("How in one night have we come... so far?"), but this time, it's mourning their lost chance at happiness.
* In ''SouthPacific'', "Younger Than Springtime" initially describes Joe Cable's newfound love for Liat. But after he refuses to marry her (unwilling to confront the prejudice they would face as an interracial couple), the song's reprise now represents the end of their relationship.

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* In ''MissSaigon'', ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', Chris asks Kim, "How in the light of one night did we come so far?", as they fall madly in love and spend the night together. But at the end of the show, as she lies dying in his arms, she asks him the question ("How in one night have we come... so far?"), but this time, it's mourning their lost chance at happiness.
* In ''SouthPacific'', ''Theatre/SouthPacific'', "Younger Than Springtime" initially describes Joe Cable's newfound love for Liat. But after he refuses to marry her (unwilling to confront the prejudice they would face as an interracial couple), the song's reprise now represents the end of their relationship.
24th Jul '15 4:25:29 PM nombretomado
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* In an unusual variation, ''MerrilyWeRollAlong'' is told in reverse order, so the ironic echoes are heard first. For instance, Mary's rather desperate reprise of "Old Friends" is after the friendship has fallen apart; we don't hear it sung genuinely until several more timeskips back.

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* In an unusual variation, ''MerrilyWeRollAlong'' ''Theatre/MerrilyWeRollAlong'' is told in reverse order, so the ironic echoes are heard first. For instance, Mary's rather desperate reprise of "Old Friends" is after the friendship has fallen apart; we don't hear it sung genuinely until several more timeskips back.
7th Feb '15 8:53:32 PM damus2300
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*** Valjean tells Javert "You know nothing of my life/the world!" to which the latter throws back "You know nothing of Javert!"


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**Valjean and Javert's first meeting.
--->'''Javert''': "You will starve again! Unless you learn the meaning of The Law."
--->'''Valjean''': "I learned in those 19 years, a slave of ''the law''."
2nd Dec '14 8:25:57 PM Aiguille
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* In the musical version of ''TheAddamsFamily'', Morticia refuses to dance with Gomez after learning [[BerserkButton he's keeping something from her]], telling him, "Not today." Later, Gomez is distraught that Morticia is leaving him and wondering if it's the end of his marriage and their family. He eventually proclaims, "Not today!"

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* In the musical version of ''TheAddamsFamily'', ''Theatre/TheAddamsFamily'', Morticia refuses to dance with Gomez after learning [[BerserkButton he's keeping something from her]], telling him, "Not today." Later, Gomez is distraught that Morticia is leaving him and wondering if it's the end of his marriage and their family. He eventually proclaims, "Not today!"
12th Aug '14 3:25:43 PM SpacemanSpoof
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** And another one - at the barricade, Valjean prays for Marius to survive, asking God to "Bring him home." Later on, [[spoiler: when Valjean feels that his life is all wrapped up and he's ready to die]] his prayer is similar, but changes to "Bring me home".
** Then there's "Little People". This song introduces Gavroche as a bright, upbeat sort of kid who has a lot of potential. Its reprise is one of the biggest tearjerkers in the whole play: [[spoiler: the rebels are running low on ammo, and Gavroche goes out to loot some from the dead soldiers, singing this song as a sort of Determinator mantra despite being shot repeatedly. He doesn't even finish the song.]]
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