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Post Do you have an interesting Quote
I work at the Palace theatre, Manchester, England, and i have been commissioned to paint quotes from musicals on the walls, most musicals have visited this theatre but i am looking for some interesting if slightly less obvious quotes, can anyone help me?

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I think the R-W mods need to move this to the misc forum, it deserves a better audience!

Either that or you can re-post?


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GREASE 1997 (Chorus boy)
JOSEPH... DREAMCOAT 2001 (Swing/Lively Lad)
JCS 2003 (Apostle/Swing)
IOLANTHE 2004 (Peer)
EVITA 2007 (Swing)
CANAJUN EH? (2007)

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Post Re: Do you have an interesting Quote
LisajaneGalloway wrote:
I work at the Palace theatre, Manchester, England, and i have been commissioned to paint quotes from musicals on the walls, most musicals have visited this theatre but i am looking for some interesting if slightly less obvious quotes, can anyone help me?

Thanks for your time

You work at the Palace? Cool! I'll be there for Chitty in a few months. Where are you painting these phrases? I'll keep an eye out.

My recommendations:

Sunset Blvd:
Joe Gillis: "You used to be in pictures, you were big!"
Norma Desmond: "I AM big, it's the PICTURES that got small!"


Norma Desmond: "Shut up, I'm rich! Not some platinum blonde bitch! I own so many apartments I've forgotten which is which!"

Rocky Horror
Dr Frank N Furter: "I see you shiver with antici... ...pation!"


Dr Frank N Furter: "I hope your plans are flexible, Dr Scott... I know Brad is."

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Lumiere: "But what is dinner, without a little... music?"
Cogsworth: "Music?!"


Gaston: "I can see that we will share all that love implies, we shall be the perfect pair, rather like my thighs!"

Inmates: "Pop. Six. Squish. Nuh-uh. Cicero. Lipschitz."

"Can you sing at the same time in more than one key?"

The Phantom of the Opera
Christine Daae: "It's him, the Phantom of the Opera!"
Carlotta: "YOUR part is silent, little toad!"
The Phantom [from above]: "A toad, madame? Perhaps it is you who are the toad!"

La Cage Aux Folles
Georges: "You have certain mannerisms, albeit charming mannerisms which can be seen as no less than suspicious!"


Phaedra: "We could throw him a shower!"
Mercedes: "You dont throw boys showers!"
Phaedra: "You threw me a shower!"
Mercedes: "I rest my case!"

Thoroughly Modern Mille
Mrs Meers: "So sad to be all alone in the world!"

Jerry Springer the Opera
Tremont: "She said that he said that I said, that I said that she said that he said, that they said that we said we both said that he said that I said that YOU said something or other I forget!"

My Fair Lady
Eliza Doolittle: "Not a brass farthing!"

Les Miserables
Thenardier: "Charge them for the lice, extra for the mice, 2% for looking in the mirror twice! Here a little slice, there a little cut, 3% for sleeping with the window shut!"

Widow Corney: "You hard hearted brute!" [she cries]
Mr Bumble: "Cry away ma'am, crying opens the lungs, exercises the eyes, softens the temper and washes the face, so cry away!"


Dr Grimwig: "If that boy returns, Mr Brownlow, I'll eat my head, sir!"

Anything Goes
"In olden days a glimpse of stocking was once seen as something shocking but now God knows, anything goes!"

Miss Saigon
The Engineer: "What's that I smell in the air? The American Dream!"


Chris and Kim: "So stay with me and hold me tight, and dance like it's the last night of the world"

Guys and Dolls
Sarah: "Carefully introduce him to domestic life, and if he ever tries to stray from you, have a pot roast!"
Adelaide: "Nah, have a "headache!"
Sarah: "Have a baby!"
Adelaide: "Have two!"
Sarah: "Six!"
Adelaide: "Nine!"
Sarah: "Stop!"

...well thats all I can think of right now! Hope it helps you! If you need anymore, let me know! :)

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From Sweeney Todd:

Judge Turpin: In order to shield her from the evils of this world, I have decided to marry Johanna this Monday.

Beadle: Ah sir, happy news indeed.

Wed May 03, 2006 8:49 am
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Post From Sideshow, Les Mis, Sunset Boulevard, Evita...
I love the Sideshow recording and would love to see a UK production. Some of the lyrics are questionable but some are really sweet. Les Mis rocks, Sunset Boulevard is the next on my 'to buy' CD list, Evita's tops and who doesn't like the Sound of Music?

Daisy and Violet: Who will be part of my circus? Who will love me as I am?

Daisy: You've made us all alone now...
Terry: All alone, but only in my mind!
Daisy: A mind is very private. We often meet in mine. Let me show you what we do there. The way we kiss, the way we intertwine.

Eponine: Hey, what you doning with all them books? I could have been a student too. Don't judge a girl on how she looks, I know a lot of things I do.
Marius: Oh Eponine, the things you know, you'd never find in books like these.
Eponine: Little he knows... Little he sees.

Fantine, Eponine and Valjean:
And remember the truth that once was spoken; to love another person is to see the face of God.

Joe: Dreams are not enough to win a war.

Joe: Sunset Boulevard, jackpot boulevard. Once you've won you have to go on winning.

Che:Instead of government we had a stage

Mother Abby: Climb ev'ry mountain, Ford ev'ry stream, Follow ev'ry rainbow, 'Till you find your dream

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Oh, gosh...I apologize in advance for this long post I'm about to make.

From 1776:

Dickinson: And is that how new nations are formed--by a nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves?

From Anything Goes:

Reno: In olden days
a glimpse of stocking
was looked on
as something shocking
but now, God knows,
anything goes.

From Brigadoon:

Tommy: What a day this has been!
What a rare mood I'm in!
Why it's almost like being in love.

From Cabaret:

What good is sitting
alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum.
Come to the Cabaret.

Willkommen, Benvido, Welcome!

From Camelot:

Don't let it be forgot
that once there was a spot,
for one, brief, shinning, moment
that was known as Camelot.
If ever I would leave you...

From Dreamgirls:

And I am telling you...
From Fiddler On the Roof:

Tevye: If I were a rich man...
Tevye: Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older.
When did they?

From A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum:

Something familiar,
Something peculiar,
Something for everyone,
a comedy tonight!
Practically any of the lines from Forum could be used for a comedic line.

From Guys and Dolls:

Luck be a lady tonight!...

From Gypsy:

You'll be swell!
You'll be great!
Gonna have the hold world
on a plate!
Starting here!
Starting now!
Honey, everything's comming up Roses!

From Hello, Dolly!:

Hello, Dolly!
Well, Hello, Dolly!...

From Into the Woods:

Baker's Wife:
Sometimes people leave you
half-way through the wood.
Do not let it greive you.
No one leaves for good.
You are not alone, remember,
no one is alone.

Carefully the things you say,
children will listen.
Carefull the things you do,
children will see, and learn.
Guide them along the way,
but children will glisten.
Children will look to you
for which way to turn,
to learn what to be.
Carefull before you say,
"Listen to me."
Children will listen.

From Les Miserables:

My soul belongs to God, I know.
I made that bargain long ago.
He gave me hope when hope was gone.
He gave me strength to journey on.
Who am I?
Who am I?
I'm Jean Valjean!

I dreamed a dream in time gone by...

And must I now begin to doubt,
who never doubted all these years.
My heart is stone,
but still it trembles!
The world I have known
is lost in shadow.
Is he from Heaven or from Hell?
And does he know
that granting me my life today
this man has killed me even so.
I am reaching but I fall,
And the stars are black and cold,
as I stare into the void
of a world that cannot hold.
I'll escape now from that world,
from the world of Jean Valjean.
There is no where I can turn.
There is no way to go on!
Valjean, Fantine, and Eponine:
And remember,
the truth that once was spoken:
To love another person
is to see the face of God.

From A Little Night Music:

Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.
Don't bother,
they're here.

From Man of La Mancha:

Don Quixote:
To dream the impossible dream...

From The Music Man:

Well, ya got trouble, my friends!
I say trouble right here in River City!...


Seventy-Six trombones led the big parade....

From My Fair Lady:

All I want is a room somewhere
far away from the cold night air.
With one enormous chair.
Ow, wouldn't it be loverly?

But, let a woman in your life!...

I have often walked
down this street before
but the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I
several stories high,
knowing I'm on the street where you live.

I've grown accustomed to her face...

From Oliver!:

Oliver, Oliver,
never before has a boy wanted more!

From The Pajama Game:

Hey, there!
You with the stars in your eyes.
Love never made a fool of you.
You used to be too wise.

From The Phantom of the Opera:

practically any of the lines from the well known songs can be recognized by most.

From On a Clear Day You Can See Forever:

On a clear day,
rise and look around you
and you'll see who you are.

From Sweeney Todd:

There's a hole in the world
like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit
and it goes by the name of London.

Mrs. Lovett:
Mind you I can't hardly blame them.
These are probably the worst pies in London.

What is that?
Mrs. Lovett:
It's Priest.
Have a little Priest...

From The Threepenny Opera:

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear,
and he shows them pearly white.
Just a jack knife has Macheath, dear,
and he keeps it out of sight.


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Guys, I would hope the work has been finished... This thread is over a year old :?


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POOP! I didn't check the original date!



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