What Does Your Favorite Musical Theatre Couple Says About You

edited February 13 in Theatre Concerts

Emily Skeggs and Roberta Colindrez in ‘Fun Home’

Emily Skeggs and Roberta Colindrez in ‘Fun Home’

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! The season of love filled with chocolates, flowers, hearts, teddy bears, and gooey romance... I can practically feel the cheesy social media posts in the air! And you know what that means? That’s right! It’s time for me to put on my comfiest pajamas, grab my most fattening snacks, and overanalyze couples from musical theatre productions instead of forming any sort of real relationship.

Musical theatre couples can be pretty messed up. Just look at Sweeney Todd! They fall in love and sing beautiful duets of romance and desire, but they also cheat, face villains, and overcome immense obstacles. Sometimes they even try to literally murder each other. Sure, most of the time, they end up happily ever after. But not always…

What does your favorite musical theatre couple say about you?

Cosette and Marius from Les Mis

Let’s start with a simple one. If this is your favorite musical theatre couple you’re a little basic, but hey, you still made a good choice! They may be young and sometimes a bit silly, but Cosette and Marius face intense challenges and trauma together, and still manage to come out of it as a strong couple. You’re not afraid to admit that you like things that are popular and you’re also not afraid to root for love.

Angel and Collins from Rent

Ok, you are fantastic. You have a huge heart and you love so deeply! You care a lot about the people who are close to you and you have a kind of genuine optimism that the rest of us wish we had. I’m sorry this couple has such a sad ending, because you definitely don’t deserve it and neither did they.

Orpheus and Eurydice from Hadestown

Did you go through an emo phase? Maybe you were a little goth? Or into steampunk? I just get the feeling that you probably cry a lot. Still, you’re definitely a determined person who doesn’t give up. And even though this story doesn’t end happily, you’re still going to listen to the soundtrack on repeat and wish for a different result every time.

Joan and Medium Allison from Fun Home

You’re super cool. Seriously, how did you get so cool? If I had to guess, I’d say you’re probably a part of the LGBTQ+ community. You also have a unique sense of style, you’re artsy, and I’m definitely jealous of your vibes.  Don’t be afraid to embrace your uniqueness!

Hamilton and Eliza from Hamilton

Ummmm…. Are you sure? Maybe rethink this one.

Jenna and Dr. Pomatter from Waitress

Ooh forbidden love! You’re not afraid to take a little risk even if you’re sometimes a little unsure of yourself. If it’s important, you’ll set aside your fear and go for it. Still, deep down, all you really want is for the right person to see you for who you really are.

JD and Veronica from Heathers

Seek help.

Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd

No seriously, seek help. Find a good therapist.

Jamie and Cathy from The Last Five Years

Are you okay? Maybe you just went through a bad breakup? It just seems like you’re going through a rough time. It’s okay! If you listen to “Summer in Ohio” and “Shiksa Goddess” enough times, I’m sure you’ll cheer up soon.

Elle and Emmett from Legally Blonde

Personally, I think these two might be my top choice. What a beautiful, healthy relationship! If this is your favorite musical theatre couple, you are all about strong romantic partnerships with balance and support from both sides. You aren’t afraid to fight for what’s right, and you’re a total go-getter. Keep on working hard because your ambition will take you far.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the dysfunctional couples of the musical theatre world, and may we all find relationships with a little less drama!

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