History WhamLine / Theatre

24th May '16 10:46:41 AM HamburgerTime
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** "I'm stepping down; I'm not running for President" from Washington. A ForegoneConclusion to the audience, but a major in-universe wham and the point where [[CerebusSyndrome everything starts going wrong for Hamilton]]. It also counts as a wham for real-life politics; as King George points out in his next song, the idea of a leader ''voluntarily'' relinquishing power was unheard of in those days, especially when one knows that Washington was so popular at the time that he could've declared himself PresidentForLife and almost nobody would've opposed him. There's a reason historians commonly rank this as among the most important political decisions ''ever made''.
12th May '16 9:22:29 AM breakinglight11
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* In the {{Theatre/Mrs Hawking}} play series: In part one, ''[[http://www.mrshawking.com/?page_id=98 Mrs. Hawking]]'', when Mrs. Hawking asserts that anyone can hide anything if they really want to, Mary's response: "You couldn't hide it from me."
31st Mar '16 8:31:15 PM NotThisThing
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* ''Theatre/{{Ragtime}}''

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* ''Theatre/{{Ragtime}}''''Theatre/{{Ragtime}}'': The end of the song "He Wanted To Say." Mother's Younger Brother wants to join with a [[FaceHeelTurn Face-Heel Turned]] Coalhouse, and most of the song is the things the men want to say to each other (Mother's Younger Brother wants to fight for the same reasons Coalhouse does, Coalhouse knows Mother's Younger Brother has no idea of the animosity he has experienced because of his race). However:



-->'''Younger Brother:''' [[FaceHeelTurn I know how to blow things up!]]

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-->'''Younger -->'''Mother's Younger Brother:''' [[FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn I know how to blow things up!]]up!]]]]
21st Mar '16 1:48:29 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': [[spoiler: "I AM NOT YOUR BEST FRIEND! I JUST GOT STUCK WITH YOU BY THE MISSIONARY TRAINING CENTER!"]]
** There's another one in "Hasa Diga Eebowai". The first 15 or 20 minutes seem like a complete comedy that just glosses over any darker issues, but then, in the middle of all the [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilarious blasphemy]], the Ugandan villagers [[BreakingTheFourthWall sing directly to the audience]], [[spoiler: "If you don't like what we say, try living here a couple days. Watch all your friends and family die--hasa diga Eebowai!"]] It's the first indication of the show's quite serious themes.
** From the same song: "Well, let's see... 'Eebowai' means [[spoiler:'God']], and 'Hasa Diga' means [[spoiler:'fuck you']], so I guess in English, it would be... [[spoiler:'Fuck you, God.']]
** The first sign that 'Hasa Diga Eebowai' isn't exactly Hakuna Matata is "When the world is getting you down, there's nobody else to blame... [[spoiler: Raise your middle finger to the sky and curse His rotten name!]]"

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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': [[spoiler: ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'':
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"I AM NOT YOUR BEST FRIEND! I JUST GOT STUCK WITH YOU BY THE MISSIONARY TRAINING CENTER!"]]
CENTER!"
** There's another one in "Hasa Diga Eebowai". The first 15 or 20 minutes seem like a complete comedy that just glosses over any darker issues, but then, in the middle of all the [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilarious blasphemy]], the Ugandan villagers [[BreakingTheFourthWall sing directly to the audience]], [[spoiler: "If you don't like what we say, try living here a couple days. Watch all your friends and family die--hasa diga Eebowai!"]] It's the first indication of the show's quite serious themes.
** From the same song:
"Well, let's see... 'Eebowai' means [[spoiler:'God']], 'God', and 'Hasa Diga' means [[spoiler:'fuck you']], 'fuck you', so I guess in English, it would be... [[spoiler:'Fuck 'Fuck you, God.']]
** The first sign that 'Hasa Diga Eebowai' isn't exactly Hakuna Matata is "When the world is getting you down, there's nobody else to blame... [[spoiler: Raise your middle finger to the sky and curse His rotten name!]]"
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* ''{{Cabaret}}'': "But if you could see her through my eyes...[[spoiler:She wouldn't look ''Jewish'' at all.]]"

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* ''{{Cabaret}}'': ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'': "But if you could see her through my eyes...[[spoiler:She wouldn't look ''Jewish'' at all.]]"
9th Mar '16 4:48:34 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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** If you don't know the show going in, then Burr's line "And me? I'm the damn fool who shot him" at the end of the opening song certainly qualifies (the fact that the narrator is Aaron Burr isn't revealed until this point -- it's something of a [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler First Song Spoiler]]).
27th Feb '16 11:22:25 AM HamburgerTime
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* ''Theatre/{{Ragtime}}''
-->'''Emma Goldman:''' But all he said was...
-->'''Younger Brother:''' [[FaceHeelTurn I know how to blow things up!]]
26th Feb '16 6:30:07 PM Prfnoff
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* ''AllMySons'': "Your brotherís alive, darling, because if heís dead, your father killed him."

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* ''AllMySons'': In ''Theatre/AllMySons'', Chris's mother tells him why she won't allow him to marry his brother's fiancée: "Your brotherís alive, darling, because if heís dead, your father killed him."" This inflammatory statement leads directly to Chris CallingTheOldManOut.
4th Jan '16 9:55:02 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'': [[FaceHeelTurn "LIEUTENANT! THEY'RE HERE!"]]
4th Jan '16 3:13:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpringAwakening'': Frau Bergman speaking to Wendla after taking her to the doctor, [[spoiler: "You're going to have a child.]]" Another example is when Melchior is waiting for Wendla in the church graveyard, [[spoiler: "My God, all these little tombs... And here, a fresh one... Here Rests in God, Wendla Berg- No?! Born the.. Died- ?! Of anemia??]]"

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* ''SpringAwakening'': ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'': Frau Bergman speaking to Wendla after taking her to the doctor, [[spoiler: "You're going to have a child.]]" Another example is when Melchior is waiting for Wendla in the church graveyard, [[spoiler: "My God, all these little tombs... And here, a fresh one... Here Rests in God, Wendla Berg- No?! Born the.. Died- ?! Of anemia??]]"
2nd Jan '16 8:17:43 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'': [[RunningGag "On the other hand]]...[[IHaveNoSon There]] ''[[IHaveNoSon is no]]'' other hand."]]

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* ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'': [[RunningGag "On the other hand]]...[[IHaveNoSon There]] ''[[IHaveNoSon is no]]'' [[IHaveNoSon other hand."]]
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