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Witches! The Musical is a play which chronicles the events of the Salem Witch Trials. Written by Conrad Askland in 2012, the musical is described as taking the historical events of the Trials and adding some characterization, with a little bit of fantasy thrown in.\

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Witches! ''Witches! The Musical Musical'' is a play which chronicles the events of the Salem Witch Trials. Written by Conrad Askland in 2012, the musical is described as taking the historical events of the Trials and adding some characterization, with a little bit of fantasy thrown in.\


* BigBad: Possibly Rev. Parris, or Doctor Griggs.


* IncrediblyLamePun: There are a few: Yoke/joke, sand-witch, witch/which.
































































































































































* 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.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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."


* 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.


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.


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


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* 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."


* 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.


* ShoutOut: One to StarTrek.

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* ShoutOut: One to StarTrek.Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}.


''What should you say?\\
What should you do?\\

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''What should ''Watch what you say?\\
What should
say\\
Watch what
you do?\\do\\



* 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.



* BigBad: Possibly Rev. Parris, or the judges.

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* BigBad: Possibly Rev. Parris, or Doctor Griggs.

* BilingualBonus: At
the judges.
end of her BadGirlSong, Bridget Bishop shouts, "Sláinte!" and downs her drink. Sláinte is an Irish word meaning "health" and is commonly used in toasts.



* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually all the girls, but first Mary Warren. [[spoiler: Excluding Abigail, who only pretends to undergo one.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually all the girls, Circle Girls, but first Mary Warren. [[spoiler: Excluding Abigail, who only pretends to undergo one.]]



* InfantImmortality: Elizabeth Proctor ''would'' be hung as a witch, but since she is pregnant she cannot legally be executed, as killing the mother would kill the child.

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* InfantImmortality: Elizabeth Proctor ''would'' be hung as a witch, but since she is pregnant she cannot legally be executed, as killing the mother would kill the child.
child, who has not committed any sin worthy of death.



* ShoutOut: One to StarTrek.
-->'''Reverend Parris:''' Dammit Sam! I'm a reverend, not a doctor!



* TitleDrop

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* TitleDrop
TitleDrop: At the end of the first act.



* WitchHunt: Of course.

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* WitchHunt: Of course.course.

* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Fortunately averted. There are a couple uses of "thee" but they appear to have been used correctly.


* ArcWords: "Everyone dies due to little girls' lies?"



* 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."



* CurseCutShort: Rev. Parris covers the mouth of a church woman who appears to be about to say a curse word.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Rev. Parris taught the girls' Bible study to sing! He's so forward thinking, and a champion of women's rights, too! He thinks women should have the right to cook and clean and care for a husband.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Rev. Parris taught the girls' Bible study to sing! He's so forward thinking, and a champion of women's rights, too! He thinks women should have the right to cook and clean and find a good husband they can care for for.

* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler: John Proctor flawlessly recites the Lord's Prayer just as he's about to be hung, thereby proving he is not
a husband.
witch. But John Proctor died in the historical record, so he still doesn't escape the noose.]]



* IncrediblyLamePun: There are a few: Eggs-actly, sand-witch, witch/which.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually all the girls, but first Mary Warren. [[spoiler: Excluding Abigail, who only pretends to undergo one.]]

* IncrediblyLamePun: There are a few: Eggs-actly, Yoke/joke, sand-witch, witch/which.


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


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* PutOnABus: Betty Parris gets sent away to her cousin's house before the trials begin.


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The judge and prosecutor, who provide much exposition on the trials.

* TitleDrop


Witches! The Musical is a play which chronicles the events of the Salem Witch Trials. Written by Conrad Askland in 2012, the musical is described as taking the historical events of the Trials and adding some characterization, with a little bit of fantasy thrown in.

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Witches! The Musical is a play which chronicles the events of the Salem Witch Trials. Written by Conrad Askland in 2012, the musical is described as taking the historical events of the Trials and adding some characterization, with a little bit of fantasy thrown in.
in.\
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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* AnotherDimension: The invisible world is one of these.


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* TheBlank: Satan.


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* DarkMagicalGirl: Abigail. Perhaps in a literal sense as well.


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* 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.]]

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