History Theatre / WitchesTheMusical

6th Nov '15 6:23:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: Possibly Rev. Parris, or Doctor Griggs.
6th Nov '15 6:23:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncrediblyLamePun: There are a few: Yoke/joke, sand-witch, witch/which.
6th Nov '15 6:23:16 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Nov '15 6:22:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: Almost certainly unintentional, but the actors who played Doctor Griggs and Bridget Bishop in the original cast are husband and wife in real life. It almost brings new meaning to the fact the she is always rejecting his advances.



* CutSong: ''Thankful for the Joy''



* DeletedScene: Apparently, some pre-premiere versions of the script had a scene which showed the death of Abigail's parents.
29th Nov '13 10:01:20 AM Wajenberg
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* BurnTheWitch: Nicely averted as historically no accused witches were burnt at the stake, but rather they were hung.

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* BurnTheWitch: Nicely averted as historically no accused witches were burnt at the stake, but rather they were hung.
hanged.
21st Jan '13 6:37:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Circle girls each have slightly different colored dresses, ranging from a light brown to purple. Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam (Junior!) both wear black.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedCharacters: The Circle girls each have slightly different colored dresses, ranging from a light brown to purple. Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam (Junior!) both wear black.
6th Jan '13 10:47:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Reverend Parris blackmails one of the church members into agreeing with his plans for a big house by bringing up "the truth about that incident on your farm last summer."



* ButYouScrewOneGoat: Reverend Parris blackmails one of the church members into agreeing with his plans for a big house by bringing up "the truth about that incident on your farm last summer."
10th Nov '12 6:39:23 PM MountainKing
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* BasedOnATrueStory: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
1692. See ShownTheirWork below.



* ShownTheirWork: This page pretty well sums up how much work they went to: http://witchesmusical.com/blog/witches-the-musical-vs-the-historical-record/



* TheUnseen: The rest of the Putnam family, specifically Ann Putnam (Junior!)'s father.

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* TheUnseen: The rest of the Putnam family, specifically Ann Putnam (Junior!)'s father.
father, who is referenced multiple times throughout the play.
4th Nov '12 3:30:25 PM MountainKing
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The primary protagonist is Abigail, a young girl who is alone and without friends. She lives with her uncle, the Reverend Parris, his daughter Betty, and his slave Tituba.

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The primary protagonist is Abigail, a young girl who is alone and without friends. She lives with her uncle, the Reverend Parris, his daughter Betty, and his slave Tituba.
Tituba. When Abigail shows the girls in the reverend's bible study a way of telling the future, strange afflictions start befalling the girls in the group, starting with Betty Parris.


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* DraggedOffToHell: Or something similar. At the end, one of the characters is pulled into the ground by an evil power, clawing and screaming all the way down.


Added DiffLines:

* TheUnseen: The rest of the Putnam family, specifically Ann Putnam (Junior!)'s father.


Added DiffLines:

* VoiceOfTheLegion:
-->'''Abigail:''' If I can't become what they want me to be, then I'll have to make them ''(legion voice starts about here)'' what I want them to be."
4th Nov '12 2:54:54 PM MountainKing
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* CurseCutShort: Rev. Parris covers the mouth of a church woman who appears to be about to say a curse word.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Circle girls each have slightly different colored dresses, ranging from a light brown to purple. Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam (Junior!) both wear black.

* CorruptChurch: The Puritan Church in Salem, though this is noted as being almost entirely due to the Putnam family and Reverend Parris.

* CurseCutShort: Rev. Parris covers From ''I Want a Big House''. The word is meant to rhyme with "flock" from the mouth of preceding line:
-->'''Random Churchwoman:''' Excuse me reverend, for butting in, but we don't really give
a church woman who appears to be about to say a curse word.
fu-!
-->'''Everyone in church:''' *gasps as the reverend puts his hand over her mouth.*
-->'''Reverend Parris:''' Big house.

* CutSong: ''Thankful for the Joy''



* DeletedScene: Apparently, some pre-premiere versions of the script had a scene which showed the death of Abigail's parents.



* KarmaHoudini: Abigail. [[spoiler: All these people die, the Circle Girls break up, and Abigail is alone again. But she has incredible power from Satan, and the two walk arm in arm off stage. The end.]]

* LetsDuet: ''God will take care of us'', by Sarah and Dorcas Goode.

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* KarmaHoudini: Abigail. [[spoiler: All these people die, the Circle Girls break up, and Abigail is alone again. But she has gained incredible power from Satan, and (in early versions) the two walk arm in arm off stage. The end.]]

* KnightTemplar: Reverend Parris, the judge and the prosecutor probably qualify for this.

* LetsDuet: ''God will take care Will Take Care of us'', Us'', by Sarah and Dorcas Goode.
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