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1[[quoteright:350:]]께''Portal 2: The Unauthorized Musical'' is a fan-made stage show adaptation of the beloved video game [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} of the same name]]. It is a product of the Vancouver-based musical theater burlesque comedy troupe Geekenders Theatricals. It was performed in January of 2015 at Vancouver's Rio Theatre.께The show retells the story of Valve's game, that of captive test subject Chell and her robot tormenters in Aperture Laboratories. It does this with the help of clever, Portal-ized parodies of show-tunes, giving us numbers such as "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Poor Unfortunate Subjects]]," "[[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Suddenly Wheatley]]," and "[[Theatre/LesMiserables Do You Hear the Turrets Sing]]." Fairlith Harvey, the show's SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}}, added additional dialogue for the show that is very much in the vein of the darkly comic world of Aperture.께The entire thing is available to view on Website/YouTube [[ here]]. Its soundtrack is available for purchase [[ here]]. Geekenders' home page can be found [[ here]].께In June of 2016, Geekenders launched [[ an Indiegogo campaign]] for their 2017 update of the show. The 2017 remount, with an updated script, set, and costumes, can be viewed [[ here]]. 께Because the plot sticks closely to the source material, this page will only feature tropes exclusive to the musical, and spoilers for the plot of Portal 2 will be left unmarked. Tropes already present in the video game itself can be found on [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} its page]].께----!! ''Portal 2: The Unauthorized Musical'' contains examples of:께* ACappella: Three female turrets lament their lot in life with "Here in the Darkness We're Free."* ActorSwap: Patrice Bowler and Erin Mudry play Chell in the same show so the character can leap through one portal and instantly emerge from the other. They also sing a duet together at one point.* AdaptedOut: Doug Rattmann only appears in the show via his trademark wall scrawlings. However, Rattmann appears physically [[spoiler:and sings]] in the 2017 reboot.* AdaptationalHeroism: The Cores, who were largely passive in the game, take on a more active role in the boss fight against Wheatley. Special mention goes to the Space Core, who physically drags Wheatley through the portal into space.* AdaptationalVillainy: Wheatley comes off worse because his MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment from TheStinger is cut. He also seems far more in control of his actions, unlike in the game where it was implied his FaceHeelTurn was due to the mainframe corrupting him. Thus, Wheatly comes off as someone who ''never'' had Chell's best interests at heart and was just using her to get what he wants. The DarkReprise of "Suddenly Wheatley" in the 2017 production further cements this.* AdaptationSpeciesChange: {{Downplayed}}. [=GLaDOS=], the spherical cores and the turrets are now humanoid. It's actually very effective.* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations* AmbiguousDisorder: Space Core is incapable of talking about anything other than space, and his body language is very reminiscent of a five year old. He's only slightly more stable appearing as the human scientist he originally was...but not much.* AscendedExtra: The three corrupted cores who only show up in the boss battle of the game make significant appearances throughout the entire show, even in the Old Aperture scenes.** Also Caroline, who, though important, has only a handful of short lines in the game, and becomes a prominent character in the musical.* BadBoss: The cores are TERRIFIED of [=GLaDOS=], and during the piece 'Poor Unfortunate Subjects' it's easy to see why; throughout the scene she randomly controls their movements, attacks them, or touches them in ways that make them grimace. Wheatley spends a majority of the song on the floor in the [[CowardlySidekick fetal position]], with the exception of the end of the song, which he spends unconscious after trying to argue on [[LovableCoward Chell's behalf]].** Wheatley also becomes this, in his abusing the other cores once he takes over Aperture. * TheBigDamnKiss: There is one between [[spoiler:Chell and Rick]] during the boss battle.** [[spoiler:Cave and Caroline]] also have one.* BrainUploading: [=GLaDOS=] as in the game, but also the Fact, Space, and Adventure Spheres.* BreakingTheFourthWall: Many instances, including:--> '''Turrets:''' Do you hear the turrets sing?\쾋ou've nothing left from us to fear.\쾆hat is until [[Creator/ValveSoftware Valve]] lets us know that the sequel's here!** Wheatley refers to [[spoiler:his attack mode as the "boss battle sequence"]] and complains about having to fall repeatedly on the hard stage in the original version.** [[Creator/ValveSoftware Gabe Newell's]] face appears on the moon, in the original version.** In Chapter One, Wheatley explains to Chell (not realizing who she is) why [=GLaDOS=] is currently offline, summarizing the plot of the first game and what happened in between (ie, basically nothing). Then he and Chell both turn and give ''very'' large grins to the audience. This is cut in the 2017 production-->'''Wheatley:''' That's pretty much the whole story, folks. You're all caught up.** In the 2017 production, Wheatley tells Chell that the cores are never supposed to disengage from their management rails "unless it's a very big production number."* CharmPerson: [=GLaDOS=]'s introductory song, "I'm Alive," features the line "Come closer, come closer." Chell does, as if entranced, and Wheatley has to yank her back.[[note]] In some performances, Wheatley is the one entranced instead of Chell.[[/note]]** Taken UpToEleven in the 2017 show. During the same number, [=GLaDOS=] takes control of Chell and all four of [[SummonBackupDancers the cores]], making them [[PlayingWithPuppets freeze, dance, and bow to her]] throughout the entire song.* CondescendingCompassion: During "Suddenly Wheatley:"--> '''Chell:''' Limited guidance...--> '''Wheatley:''' [[SarcasmMode Well now, that's grateful...]]--> '''Chell:''' get through this floor!* CreatorCameo: Gabe Newell's face graces the moon during the final battle in the original version.* CurseCutShort: During "Mr Johnson:"--> '''Scientists:''' You're a class your own above other classes!--> '''Cave Johnson:''' Gonna kick some Black Mesa-- *cough** CuteMute: Chell is considerably less stoic in this version of the story.* DarkReprise: In the 2017 show, of [[spoiler:"Suddenly Wheatley"]] when Wheatley gets the upper hand in the boss battle.* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Wheatley shows hints of this during "Good Morning Aperture."--> '''Wheatley:''' I care for this place,\콹 care for you folk.\콽y life has a meaning,\콹'm not a joke!** And again, very strongly, in "Suddenly Wheatley."--> '''Wheatley:''' Suddenly Wheatley\콹s standing beside you.\쾋ou've given me purpose.\콹 know what I'm for.* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens to Caroline when Cave asks her how he looks for their trip to Black Mesa. She gets lost in thought, realizes it, and awkwardly blurts out, "Science!... sir!"--> '''Cave:''' You always know what to say.* DuetBonding: "Suddenly Wheatley". Although the two have been working together the whole show, this song cements their relationship as partners, especially for the heretofore unmotivated Chell. Bonus points for basing the song on "Suddenly Seymour," the romantic duet from LittleShopOfHorrors. * EvilLaugh: [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Wheatley}} Graeme Thompson, J.D. Dueckman,]] and [[SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS Fairlith Harvey]] can do particularly creepy ones.* {{Fainting}}: The Fact Core does this, of the Girly Man Faint variety, when Chell says [[spoiler: "Apple" ]].* FauxAffablyEvil: Wheatley becomes this instead of AffablyEvil like he is in the game due to his AdaptationalVillainy.* FilkSong* {{Flashback}}: The action of [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Chapter Three]] takes place before the creation of [=GLaDOS=].* {{Foreshadowing}}: Caroline regularly quotes lyrics from "Still Alive."* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Adventure Core repeatedly expresses annoyance towards Space Core and makes fun of him, but when Wheatley does it, he stands up for him.* IAmGreatSong: "Mr. Johnson"** "I Am Aperture" for Wheatley, as well. For everyone else participating, it's an IAmSong.* IAmSong: "I'm Alive"* IAmBecomingSong: "Running the Whole Machine"* IncrediblyLamePun: From the 2017 reboot:-->'''Wheatley:''' What would you say to a bit of Netflix and ''Chell?''\''*Audience boos and groans*''** Also from the 2017 reboot, when Wheatley has put [=GLaDOS=] into a potato battery and is flaunting his new power:-->'''Wheatley:''' Did you see that? 'Course you did, you're a potato. You're covered in eyes.* InsultComic: Wheatley does a bit of this in "Why Can't the Subjects," cracking jokes about Black Mesa and humans in general. The other Cores find him hilarious. Chell does not. It serves as subtle {{Foreshadowing}} that Wheatley doesn't have Chell's best interests at heart.--> '''Wheatley:''' Well, the subjects don't care what they do, as long as they make the biggest mess possible.* InvoluntaryDance: [=GLaDOS=] forces this upon Chell and the cores in the 2017 version of "I'm Alive."* IronicEcho: "Say goodbye, Caroline."* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rick the Adventure Core mocks the Space Core throughout the show, but comes to Space's defense when Wheatley menaces him after "I Am Aperture."* KickTheDog: Wheatly has a rather nasty one in the original version. After getting fed up with Space Core, Wheatly convinces Space Core he actually is in space, even acting it out with him, only for Wheatly cruelly bring him back to reality and make sure he understands that he is ''[[TemptingFate never]]'' going to space. It seems the creators agreed this was too cruel, and the moment is all but removed in the 2017 version, with only the final part being kept.* LadykillerInLove: It's implied that Rick was this for Caroline when he was human. He rather blatantly hits on her... and starts kicking himself for screwing it up and talking about wanting to ''marry'' her as soon as she's out of earshot.* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the 2017 remount when Wheatley is trying to hack the code to abort [=GLaDOS=]'s re-activation, he runs over to the band and uses the electronic keyboard. He even plays the notes that match his password attempts.* LongingLook: Cave throws some at Caroline, and vice-versa.* ManChild: The Space Core.* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Cave Johnson tells his underlings a parable about a scorpion and a frog that he quickly forgets the purpose of.--> '''Cave:''' I came out of the metaphor somewhere back there, but the point still stands.* {{Montage}}: Chell's trek through [=GLaDOS=]'s testing track is compiled into one song, "Under Attack."* MoodWhiplash: The audience is only slightly less surprised than Caroline, but no less saddened, when Cave's ballad to her becomes, well, this:--> '''Cave:''' You know, Caroline, I always said that if I died before they can pour me into a computer, I wanted you to run this place.--> '''Caroline:''' That's very flattering, sir, but I don't think----> '''Cave:''' And I knew you'd argue. You're modest like that. [[RecordNeedleScratch But we can make you.]]--> '''Caroline:''' ... What?* TheMusical* MurderTheHypotenuse: Almost immediately after the scene showing Rick flirting with Caroline, Cave Johnson volunteers Rick for the most lethal test the facility is testing at the moment: the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System. Apparently Rick survived the process to become the Adventure Core, but it certainly wasn't for a lack of trying by Johnson.* {{Nerd}}: The Fact Core is shown to be this. Wheatley even calls him this during the boss fight sequence.* NonSequitur: Most of the Fact Core's lines.-->'''Fact Core:''' Conquistadors are still here!* OnlySaneMan: Adventure Core acts as this among the cores, though the other two don't provide much competition.* OralFixation: The Space Core occasionally sucks his thumb.* PatterSong: Cave Johnson's verson of [[Theatre/TheMusicMan "Trouble,"]] in which he tries to sell the portal gun to some [[VideoGame/HalfLife Black Mesa]] scientists fending off headcrab zombies.* PeoplePuppets: [=GLaDOS=] takes over the movements of Chell and the cores in the choreography of "I'm Alive." Wheatley similarly makes the turrets and cores dance for him once he takes over Aperture.* PepTalkSong: "A Quick Pair of Portals," in which Chell prepares to go take down "that psycho core who's taken over."** Also the purpose of Wheatley's verse in "Under Attack."* PluckyGirl: Chell's {{Determinator}} personality is adapted into this. Even after being betrayed and punched down an elevator shaft by Wheatley, she finds the motivation to sing an optimistic Mary Poppins-inspired song about her skill with a portal gun on her way to defeat him, [[spoiler: which becomes a TriumphantReprise during the final battle]].* PoorPredictableRock: Wheatley, to the point where he has his own version of Rock Paper Scissors called... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Rock Rock Rock]]. When Rick uses paper, Wheatley is taken completely by surprise.* PostKissCatatonia: Wheatley falls to the floor after Chell kisses him on the cheek.* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Parodied with the Fact Core's line, spoken during the boss fight sequence.--> '''Fact Core:''' "Hillary Clinton became a politician after seeing The Brave Little Toaster!"** [[spoiler: Chell]] gets one to finish off the boss battle of the 2017 show.-->[[spoiler:'''Chell''']]: ''[[TriumphantReprise Just a quick pair of portals...]]''* PromotedToLoveInterest: While the exact nature of their relationship is pretty ambiguous in the game, in the musical there is no room for doubt that Cave Johnson and Caroline have a thing going on.* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "You are NEVER. GOING. TO SPACE."* RunningGag: Wheatley falls down a lot. Justified since he doesn't have much experience with walking, having relied on his management rail for most of his life. Downplayed in the 2017 production, in which it only happens a couple of times at the beginning and stops after GLADOS appears.* SettingIntroductionSong: "Good Morning Aperture"* ShoutOut: ** The Fact Core's section of "Mr. Johnson" pays tribute to [[Creator/ValveSoftware Valve]].---> '''Fact Core:''' We're not crackpots, as some make us seem.\쾉e've got this country's best research team!\콮ut the ones in the hats work on something called [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam]].\쾉hat it's for\쾉e're not sure\콮ut we're living the dream!** Multiple shout-outs to [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]], mostly by Wheatley.*** Wheatley compares his partnership with Chell to be "like Rose and the Doctor."*** In both versions, Wheatley shouts "I don't want to go!" before being sucked through the portal into space.*** In the 2017 version, Wheatley bears a strong resemblance to the Tenth Doctor.*** Also in that version, he says "bananas are good," echoing both the Ninth and Tenth Doctors.** Rick and Caroline's exchange, "How many times do I have to tell you to call me Rick?" "As always, at least one more time" is lifted nearly word-for-word from Elizabeth and Will's dialogue in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''.* SicklyNeuroticGeek: The Fact Core was this back when he was human.* TheSilentBob: Chell is not mute in this adaptation, but the only time her voice is heard is in songs. The rest of the time, she communicates with facial expressions, body language and, of course, jumping.* SilentSnarker: The Space Core of all people behaves like this at times.* SoloDuet: The two performers of Chell have "A Quick Pair of Portals," jumping in and out of said portals.* SongParody: Each song, with the exception of "Want You Gone".* ShipSinking: Wheatley's betrayal ends his romance with Chell real fast, with his AdaptationalVillainy calling into question if it was even real in the first place. The DarkReprise of Suddenly Wheatley from the 2017 version further cements this.* ShipTease:** Chell and Wheatley sing a parody of [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Suddenly Seymour]], ending with Wheatley falling over in shock after Chell kisses him on the cheek. Wheatley's betrayal ensures it [[ShipSinking doesn't last]].** The Fact Core also swoons over [=GLaDOS=], while Rick flirts with Caroline.* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Wheatley uses the wrist variation on Chell during "Running the Whole Machine."* SuddenlyVoiced: Chell, much to the surprise of the cores. And in a bizarre southern drawl, no less.--> '''Chell:''' "Ah buh-heg yer pardon!"** In the 2017 version, this is changed to "Apple!"* TakeThat: The 2017 update launches one directly at President Trump. -->'''Wheatley:''' Most of your facts are spurious--\'''Fact Core:''' They are ''ALTERNATIVE''.\''(the audience cheers and claps for a solid 30 seconds)''* TitleTheAdaptation* VillainLoveSong: Cave's "If You Could See You" to Caroline... which ends with her being [[MoodWhiplash dragged away screaming to have her consciousness poured into a computer]].* VillainSong: One for each villain. [=GLaDOS=] sings "Poor Unfortunate Subjects," gloating over Chell's fate after capturing her, and Wheatley has "Running the Whole Machine," in which he does the same thing to [=GLaDOS=].* VitriolicBestBuds: The cores, sans Wheatley.* WasOnceAMan: The Fact, Space, and Adventure cores were once Aperture scientists who worked alongside Cave Johnson. In the 2017 show, [[spoiler:as was Wheatley]].** Also, as per the game, [=GLaDOS=] was once Cave Johnson's human assistant Caroline.* WelcomingSong: "Good Morning Aperture"* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Chapter Three: The Reunion, set in the days of when humans ran the facility.* YouAreFat: [=GLaDOS=] to Chell, as per usual, but the Fact Core gets in on the action too when he tells Rick "You could stand to lose a few pounds."----


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