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Famous Last Words: Theater

Famous last words in theatrical productions.

  • Cabaret
    • "Auf wiedersehen... A bientot... Good night." The Emcee, in the stagings that imply he was taken to the camps
  • Chicago
    • "Sweetheart!" Fred Casely
  • Children Of Eden
    • "I want to go with Cain." Abel
    • "Someday you'll come home...." Eve
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
    • "Ce soir, quand j'entrerai chez Dieu, Mon salut balaiera largement le seuil bleu, Quelque chose que sans un pli, sans une tache, J'emporte malgré vous, et c'est...mon panache" ("To-night, when I shall enter unto God, my salute will grandly sweep the threshold of blue; one thing shall I take with me, without blemish, without stain, despite you all, and that is... my panache"). Cyrano
  • The Duchess Of Malfi
    • "Go, tell my brothers, when I am laid out, / They then may feed in quiet." The Duchess
    • "I am quick with child!" Cariola
    • "I go, I know not whither." Julia
    • "Let my son fly the courts of princes." Antonio
    • "Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, / Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust." Ferdinand
    • "And now, I pray, let me / Be laid by and never thought of." The Cardinal
    • "Mine is another voyage." Bosola
  • ''The Flying Dutchman:
    • "Here I am! Faithful to you, until death itself!" Senta.
  • Evita
    • "I saw the lights, and I was on my way." Evita, on her deathbed
  • Godspell
    • "Oh God, I'm dead..." Jesus
  • Into the Woods
    • "I'M NOT THE LAD!" The Narrator
    • "Jack..." Jack's mother
    • "And now it's time to leave the woods." The Baker's Wife
    • "Because of the way you treated me, I'll never, never be happy!" Rapunzel. At least, these are the last words we actually hear her say in a scene prior to her death, aside from screaming.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    • "You have murdered me, murdered me, murdered me...." Judas
    • "Father! Into your hands I commend my spirit!" Jesus, but you should know this.
  • A Little Night Music
    • "Only the last." Madame Armfeldt
  • Little Shop of Horrors
    • "Are you satisfied? I've laughed myself to..." Orin
    • "Seymour? Seymour?! SEYMOUR?! SEYMOOOOOOOOOOOOOUR!!!!!" Mushnik
    • "I'm feeling strangely happy now, contented and serene. Oh don't you see, finally I'll be, somewhere that's green..." Audrey
    • "Open up! Open up! OPEN UP!!! NOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!" Seymour
  • Les Misérables
    • "And tell Cosette I love her and I'll see her when I wake." Fantine
    • "And rain will make the flowers...." Eponine
    • "Let others rise to take our place until the Earth is FREE!" Enjolras
    • "There is nowhere I can turn; there is nowhere to go OOOOOONNNN!" Javert
    • "To love another person is to see the face of God," OR "Forgive me of my trespasses and take me to your glory," depending on the production and staging Jean Valjean
  • Ragtime
    • "President! Mr. President!!" Sarah
    • "Thank you for your kindness to my family." Coalhouse
  • Rent
    • "It's gonna be a happy new year." Angel, whose next appearance is dying on a hospital bed.
    • "I should tell you... I love you." Mimi. She gets better.
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    • "All right, then. I don't care. I've had enough. To tell you the truth, I'm relieved." Rosencrantz
    • "Now you see me, now you—" Guildenstern
  • The Sorcerer:
    • "Be happy all/Leave me in my despair/I go/It matters not with who/Or where." John Wellington Wells
  • The Yeoman Of The Guard:
    • "...Who sipped no sup/And who craved no crumb/As he sighed for the love of a lady." Jack Point
  • Sunday In The Park With George
    • "Goodbye, Mama." Marie
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    • "You like-a my plan?" Pirelli
    • "Well, sir, I take that very kindly." Beadle Bamford
    • "Fire, and I will stop!" Jonas Fogg
    • "Hey! Don't I know you, mister?" Lucy Barker
    • "Benjamin Barker!" Judge Turpin
    • "Just keep living it, really living it–" Mrs. Lovett
    • "And she was beautiful. And she was virtuous. And he was...naïve." Sweeney Todd
  • West Side Story
    • "Hold him!" Riff
    • "Come on, you yellow-bellied Polack bas-" Bernardo
    • "Hold my hand and I'll take you there, someday, somehow..." Tony

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