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29th Nov '16 8:02:07 PM wolftickets1969
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** Elphaba's "Unlimited" aria uses the first few notes of "Somewhere, Over the Rainbow".


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* In the revised stage musical of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', when guessing Ariel's name during their OldFashionedRowboatDate, Eric references fellow Disney heroines [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]], and [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]].
22nd Sep '16 9:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{RENT}}'', the guitar riff Roger plays is Musetta's Waltz from Puccini's opera ''LaBoheme'', [[LampshadeHanging as mentioned in the show]]. Another snippet from the opera turns up as an interlude in the title song.

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* In ''{{RENT}}'', ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', the guitar riff Roger plays is Musetta's Waltz from Puccini's opera ''LaBoheme'', ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', [[LampshadeHanging as mentioned in the show]]. Another snippet from the opera turns up as an interlude in the title song.



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27th Oct '15 10:20:39 AM reillymouse
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* Theatre/{{Wicked}} has a metric ton of these, mostly based on the the original [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wizard of Oz]] film. Best example is probably

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* Theatre/{{Wicked}} has a metric ton of these, mostly based on the the original famous 1938 [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wizard of Oz]] film. Best example is probablyprobably:


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** When Elphaba enchants her paraplegic sister's silver slippers to allow her to walk, the magic turns them ruby red. This is a reference to how the magic slippers were made of silver in the originl L. Frank Baum novel, but were changed to ruby in the film to take advantage of the new Technicolor film process.
14th Jan '15 2:56:36 PM Sapphirea2
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** Charlie's "How'ja do?" {{Catchphrase}} in Act One is inspired by the BreakingTheFourthWall introduction to the character in the novel's opening chapter, in which he, via the third-person narrator, greets the reader with "How d'you do? And how d'you do? And how d'you do again?"

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** Charlie's "How'ja do?" {{Catchphrase}} in Act One is inspired by the BreakingTheFourthWall introduction to the character in the novel's opening chapter, in which he, via the third-person narrator, greets the reader with "How d'you do? And how d'you do? And how d'you do again?"



** The show is set in ThePresentDay; near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published.

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** The show is set in ThePresentDay; near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published.


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** In the novel, there many inventions of Mr. Wonka's that are only discussed or mentioned in passing such as ice cream that never melts, Eatable Marshmallow Pillows, and Fizzy Lifting Drinks. Those three and several others are worked into this adaptation...as ideas ''Charlie'' has. (This is significant.)
14th Jan '15 2:53:58 PM Sapphirea2
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* The 2013 West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is set in ThePresentDay. Near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published. (It was released in 1964 in the U.S. and 1967 in the U.K.)

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* The 2013 West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' has many of these (in addition to several {{Internal Homage}}s to other versions of the novel).
** Charlie's "How'ja do?" {{Catchphrase}} in Act One is inspired by the BreakingTheFourthWall introduction to the character in the novel's opening chapter, in which he, via the third-person narrator, greets the reader with "How d'you do? And how d'you do? And how d'you do again?"
** Mike Teavee's favorite videogame is ''Captain Knuckleduster'', a title inspired by the novel's counterpart loving TV shows with gangsters "giving each other the one-two-three with their knuckle-dusters!"
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is set in ThePresentDay. Near ThePresentDay; near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published. (It was released in 1964 published.
** In the transitional scene between the Nut Room and the Department of the Future, among the ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime inventions stashed away
in the U.S. and 1967 lonely cellars of the factory are Square Sweets That Look Round, a {{Pun}}-based gag that warranted most of a [[BreatherEpisode Breather Chapter]] in the U.K.)book.
17th Sep '14 7:40:07 PM Sapphirea2
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* The 2013 West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is set in ThePresentDay. Near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published. (It was released in 1964 in the U.S. and 1967 in the U.K.).

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* The 2013 West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is set in ThePresentDay. Near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published. (It was released in 1964 in the U.S. and 1967 in the U.K.).)
17th Sep '14 7:38:42 PM Sapphirea2
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* The 2013 West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is set in ThePresentDay. Near the end of Act One, Willy Wonka is explicitly described as having been a ReclusiveArtist "for over 40 years" -- which is to say, since TheSixties, when [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] was originally published. (It was released in 1964 in the U.S. and 1967 in the U.K.).
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4th Mar '14 10:56:12 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', as in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Jigglypuff scribbles drawings on Ash and co. when they fall asleep after she sings.
** A Dodrio can be heard giving a morning crow like one does in episode one of the anime.
3rd Jan '14 8:48:45 AM Prfnoff
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* In the recent Broadway revival of ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'', "Save the People" ends with Jesus picking clothes out of a costume-rack, including the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''-styled t-shirt (a reference to his costume in the film), which he rejects.

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* In the recent 2011 Broadway revival of ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'', "Save the People" ends with Jesus picking clothes out of a costume-rack, including the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''-styled t-shirt (a reference to his costume in the film), which he rejects. rejects.
* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', one song has the refrain, "Circe turns men into swine." What makes this a Mythology Gag is that here it's only a metaphor.
18th Dec '13 5:33:01 PM TrChSpHa
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* In the recent Broadway revival of ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'', "Save the People" ends with Jesus picking clothes out of a costume-rack, including the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''-styled t-shirt (a reference to his costume in the film), which he rejects.
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