Quotes / Stage Mom

Rest your shoulders, Peaches and Cream
Everywhere a Judas as far as you can see
Tori Amos, "Professional Widow"

Sing out, Louise!
Rose, Gypsy

By what we're sure is a total coincidence, Jackie Coogan is the namesake of the Coogan Act, which safeguards the financial earnings and other rights of child actors and came about after an adult Coogan sued his mother and stepfather for squandering all of his money. So Jackie's family wasn't merely terrible — they were groundbreakingly terrible.
Cracked on the making of The Kid (1921)

There were movie-star demands — big rooms, the mother there, all the stuff. ‘We need the presidential suite at The Bristol!’ It was just a sense of entitlement. The biggest stars don’t do that kind of thing.
—Anonymous crew member on 27 Dresses

Lisa's fashion-spree racked up a debt of $386; an ungodly high sum that has her frantically stuffing essentials into a suitcase to run away from home, suggesting her father is a frightening Joe Jackson figure, who'll whup her with a NES controller 'til she ain't got no butt left.
Stuart Millard, So Excited, So Scared: The Saved by the Bell Retrospective

Using your children as proxies for fulfillment of dreams you never realized yourself is an excellent parenting technique endorsed by both Dina and Michael Lohan.
Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel

Sergeant Asshole McPlasticFace tells her child army that she (read: the producers) have all sorts of 'fun things' planned for Spring Break. Nobody makes 'fun things' sound like the opposite of fun the way Kate Gosselin does. After 13-year-old Mady lets her mom know that she isn’t into 'fun things,' Kate goes full dramatic Game of Thrones and tells her daughter that she has one last chance at REDEMPTION! ...Basically, Kate Gosselin knows this is really HER show and the bitch is going to perform.
Michael K., "Basic Cable’s Most Terrifying Blonde Botox Monster Is Baaaaaaack"

But that’s what happens when you spend 90% of your day in the Kardashian Khompound’s ‘lower office’ (aka the 7th circle of Hell) kounting your kash and brainstorming new ways to pimp out your family with Satan’s public relations expert; you really start to forget about the things that truly matter, like encouraging your 17-year-old to get plastic surgery.
Dlisted, "Kim Helped Konvince Kylie To Get Lip Injections"

Sadie: Please, Mom. Don't make me do this!
Barb: Make you? You said you wanted to sing!
Sadie: Yeah, I did! I did! I did, I did! Just like I say lots of things! Like, "Hey Mom, swimming looks fun," then bam, suddenly I'm anchoring a 400-meter relay for the Beach City Seals! "Hey Mom, I thought signing up for softball would be nice!" Six birthdays later, I'm still getting nothing but knee pads and batting helmets! "Hey Mom, I want to sing in this year's Beach-a-palooza," and what do I get? This! I just thought, for once, I'd get to do things my way, but you came in and took over everything like you always do!
Barb: I just wanted everyone to know how talented my daughter is!
Sadie: This is not your daughter!
Steven Universe, "Sadie's Song"