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Tempting Fate: Theatre
  • In Little Shop of Horrors, much ado is made about the fact that Audrey and Seymour are getting married tomorrow. There's even a Cut Song called "We'll have tomorrow". They're both dead by the end of the day.
  • The Screen-to-Stage Adaptation of The Producers has a song about it being bad luck to say "good luck" on opening night. Therefore, everyone wishes Franz to "break a leg" as he dashes off to the show. It's just his luck that a moment later he literally breaks his leg.
  • In Avenue Q, the number "If You Were Gay" begins with Rod reading alone in his apartment, saying, "No roommate to bother me, how can it get any better than this?" Cue "Oh, hi Rod!" as the door slams.
  • In Chicago: "And I said, 'You pop that gum one more time'... sigh... and he did. So I took the shotgun off the wall, and fired three warning shots. Into his head."
  • The second act of Phantom of the Opera opens with a Masquerade Ball where everyone is having a good time and several principal characters express relief that the Phantom has been unheard from for several months. Yeah, guess who crashes the party and immediately mocks them for thinking they were going to be rid of him that easily?
  • In Julius Caesar, when the Ides of March, previously established as a day of danger for Caesar, arrives, Caesar happens to pass by the soothsayer that predicted that danger would befall Caesar on that day... and proceeds to boast that nothing has happened to him... yet.
    Julius Caesar: The Ides of March is come.
    Soothsayer: Ay, Caesar, but not gone.
  • In the Lillian Hellman version of Candide, after the auto-da-fé is over and Pangloss and the heretics have been executed, the Inquisitors announce to the people of Lisbon that they have been saved from the threat of an earthquake. The earthquake happens as soon as the Very, Very Old Inquisitor says, "The danger is over."

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