History Main / TheShowMustGoOn

2nd Apr '17 12:51:20 PM Jeduthun
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Compare ThrowItIn. See also AllPartOfTheShow, DeadlineNews, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience. Not to be confused with TheShowMustGoWrong.

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Compare ThrowItIn. See also AllPartOfTheShow, DeadlineNews, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience. Not to be confused (although it often overlaps) with TheShowMustGoWrong.
7th Mar '17 5:35:58 PM nombretomado
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* The MarxBrothers ''A Night At The Opera'' where the brothers throw an opera into total chaos and the theatre crew and police still bend over backwards to avoid disrupting the show themselves, even when things are bad enough that logically they might as well simply and openly march out on stage to grab the brothers since it would not make any difference.

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* The MarxBrothers ''A Night At The Opera'' Creator/MarxBrothers ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'' where the brothers throw an opera into total chaos and the theatre crew and police still bend over backwards to avoid disrupting the show themselves, even when things are bad enough that logically they might as well simply and openly march out on stage to grab the brothers since it would not make any difference.
15th Feb '17 8:18:27 PM Mdumas43073
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* Music/{{Queen}} lead singer Freddie Mercury contracted AIDS and was in increasingly poor health through the last few years of his career. He kept recording though, as, well you know. The band lampshaded it with an absolute TearJerker of a song named, unsurprisingly, The Show Must Go On. Also qualifies as a RealLife example.

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* Music/{{Queen}} lead singer Freddie Mercury contracted AIDS and was in increasingly poor health through the last few years of his career. He kept recording though, as, well you know. The band lampshaded it with an absolute TearJerker of a song named, unsurprisingly, The "The Show Must Go On.On". Also qualifies as a RealLife example.
29th Oct '16 7:24:30 PM JoeMerl
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' episode "[[Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E08SmoothOperator Smooth Opera-tor]]," [[BornUnlucky Milo]] says this early on, and then spends most of the episode trying to keep [[TheJinx his]] [[HereditaryCurse curse]] from ruining the opera, especially since his crush really wants to see it. Naturally this leads to him [[PushedInFrontOfTheAudience taking the place]] of one of the performers.
-->'''Opera Singer:''' ''I believe we've gone off-book, now/I believe this scene we're botching!''
-->'''Milo:''' ''But I feel we should go on/Because there's all these people watching!'' (motions to audience with forced smile)
22nd Oct '16 2:44:40 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy performed an entire 3+ hour concert while suffering from a mixture of exhaustion, dehydration, malnutrition, and stress, collapsing once the show was over. Said concert was recorded and released as a live album, ''Live Scenes from New York''.

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* Music/DreamTheater drummer Mike Portnoy performed an entire 3+ hour concert while suffering from a mixture of exhaustion, dehydration, malnutrition, and stress, collapsing once the show was over. Said concert was recorded and released as a live album, ''Live Scenes from New York''.
22nd Oct '16 2:44:18 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy performed an entire 3+ hour concert while suffering from a mixture of exhaustion, dehydration, malnutrition, and stress, collapsing once the show was over. Said concert was recorded and released as a live album, ''Live Scenes from New York''.
16th Oct '16 4:27:15 AM EDP
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* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', the stunt extra aerobatic team messes up at Sheryl Nome's concert, causing [[TheHero Alto]] to [[WhatTheHellHero knock Sheryl off her several story high stage]]. Alto manages to recover and [[CatchAFallingStar catch her]], saving her from a fatal fall. Her reaction? Annoyance, and she tells him to get flying and make it look good while she continues singing, because the show must go on.
** Later in the same concert, an air raid siren sounds ushering everyone to the nearest shelter. Sheryl's reaction: "But I'm not finished singing yet!" The trope is subverted, as Cathy drags her off stage.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' examples:
** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' Minmay wanted to interrupt a concert due a sudden Zentraedi attack (that, unbeknownst to her, had actually boarded the ship), but Kaifun convinced her to continue to prevent the fans from panicking... And, she continued ''even when a group of battlepods showed up and stopped to listen to her concert'' (she ''did'' stop for a moment in shock when they appeared, but as soon as she saw they were just standing there she resumed singing). It wasn't until more combative Zentraedi endangered the public that she stopped her concert.
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In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', the stunt extra aerobatic team messes up at Sheryl Nome's concert, causing [[TheHero Alto]] to [[WhatTheHellHero knock Sheryl off her several story high stage]]. Alto manages to recover and [[CatchAFallingStar catch her]], saving her from a fatal fall. Her reaction? Annoyance, and she tells him to get flying and make it look good while she continues singing, because the show must go on.
** *** Later in the same concert, an air raid siren sounds ushering everyone to the nearest shelter. Sheryl's reaction: "But I'm not finished singing yet!" The trope is subverted, as Cathy drags her off stage.
11th Oct '16 5:00:50 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is prevalent in the ClassicDisneyShorts ''Disney/TheBandConcert'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymphonyHour''. No matter what's going on, MickeyMouse does his gosh-darn best to keep the music playing, even ''pulling a gun on'' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' when he tries to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere bail out of the latter short]] when things keep going wrong.

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* This trope is prevalent in the ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts ''Disney/TheBandConcert'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymphonyHour''. No matter what's going on, MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse does his gosh-darn best to keep the music playing, even ''pulling a gun on'' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' when he tries to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere bail out of the latter short]] when things keep going wrong.
9th Sep '16 12:40:59 AM ironballs16
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* This is what triggers the climax in ''{{Theatre/Pagliacci}}'', as the first act concludes with Canio having to prepare to put on the show ''just'' after finding out about his wife's affair.

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* This is what triggers the climax in ''{{Theatre/Pagliacci}}'', as the first act concludes with Canio having to prepare to put on the show ''just'' after finding out about his wife's affair.affair, and eventually devolves into AllPartOfTheShow when he can no longer contain himself.
9th Sep '16 12:39:36 AM ironballs16
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* This is what triggers the climax in ''{{Theatre/Pagliacci}}'', as the first act concludes with Canio having to prepare to put on the show ''just'' after finding out about his wife's affair.
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