50 Favorite Musical Theatre Quotes


Hey blog world! As you frequent readers know I am a HUGE drama geek with a passion for musical theatre! It took me quite a while to comprise this list because I have so many favorites but here are my 50 favorite musical theatre quotes.

#50: “Te adoro Anton” Maria “West Side Story”

#49: “I completely blacked out! It wasn’t until later when I was washing the blood off my hands I even knew they were dead!” Velma “Chicago”

#48: “You always said how lucky you were we were all friends, but it was us baby who were the lucky ones.” Maureen “Rent”

#47: “Tell yourself how lucky you are.” Cat in the Hat “Seussical”

#46: “If you see the wonder of a fairy tale you can take the future even if you fail.” Sophie “Mamma Mia!”

#45: “MORE DRINKS! MORE FUN! YAAY!” Bad Idea Bears “Avenue Q”

#44: “When will my reflection show who I am inside?” Mulan “Mulan” (“Mulan” isn’t a broadway musical but it’s a musical all the same so I figure it counts.)

#43: “You talk of battles to be won, then in you come like Don Juan! It’s better than an opera!” Grantaire “Les Misérables”

#42: “You’ve gotta go after the things you want while you’re still in your prime.” Kate Monster “Avenue Q”

#43: “Right there for all to see way up on a bough. Small and weak but hangin’ on somehow, is a baby apple now.” Carlos “The Me Nobody Knows”

#42: “I have wings and I can fly around the moon and far beyond the sky!” Horton the elephant “Seussical”

#41: “When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad!” Maria “The Sound Of Music”

#40: “For I know I shall find my own piece of mind, for I have been promised a land of my own.” Joseph “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

#39: “If you touch me you’ll understand what happiness is.” Grizabella “Cats”

#38: “Without love life is like my mother on a diet!” Tracy Turnblad “Hairspray”

#37: “Will I lose my dignity? Will someone care? Will I wake tomorrow from this nightmare?” Company “Rent”

#36: “Make believe you’re brave and the trick will take you far. You may be as brave as you make believe you are!” Anna “The King and I”

#35: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Mary Poppins “Mary Poppins

#34: “Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow till you find your dream.” Mother Abbess “The Sound Of Music”

#33: “People always learning, all through their lives. Look at mama bird. She push baby out of nest and that’s it. If baby bird fly, good for baby. If baby bird fall and crack head on ground and get eaten by cat, then it need to do better next time.” Christmas Eve “Avenue Q”

#32: “What would I give if I could live outta these waters. What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand. Betcha on land they understand, bet they don’t reprimand their daughters. Bright young women, sick of swimmin’ ready to stand!” Ariel “The Little Mermaid”

#31: “Dream up a dream, make it come true. Man made an airplane and it flew!” Miss Stacey “Anne of Green Gables”

#30: “There is a lady all in white, holds me and sings a lullaby. She’s nice to see and she’s soft to touch. She says Cosette I love you very much.” young Cosette “Les Misérables”

#29: “The world keeps spinning round and round and my heart’s keeping time with the speed of sound. I was lost till I heard the drums then I found my way.” Tracy Turnblad “Hairspray”

#28: “I don’t care what they’re going to say. Let the storm rage on! The cold never bothered me anyway.” Queen Elsa “Frozen”

#27: “He was crazy and kept on screamin’ “You been screwin’ the milkman! You been screwin’ the milkman!” Then he ran into my knife! He ran into my knife 10 times!” Squish “Chicago”

#26: “You’re never fully dressed without a smile” Burt Healey “Annie”

#25: “Who cares what they’re wearing on Main Street or Saville Row. It’s what you wear from ear to ear and not from head to toe that matters!” Burt Healey “Annie”

#24: “Stretch your mind beyond fantastic. Dreams are made of strong elastic!” Mary Poppins “Mary Poppins”

#23: “Flowers fade, the fruits of summer fade, they have their seasons so do we. If you ever find a moment spare a thought for me.” Christine Dae “Phantom of the Opera”

#22: “Hakuna Matatta!” Timon and Pumba “The Lion King”

#21: “I have confidence in confidence alone!” Maria “The Sound of Music”

#20: “Without a song or a dance what are we?” Sophie “Mamma Mia”

#19: “I think I’ll try defying gravity!” Elphaba “Wicked”

#18: “There’s only us, there’s only this. Forget regret or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today! Mimi “Rent”

#17: “If you reach for the stars all you get are the stars but we found a whole new spin! If you reach for the heavens you get the stars thrown in!” Mary Poppins “Mary Poppins”

#16: “Always look on the bright side of life!” Company “Monty Python’s Spamalot”

#15: “Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong.” Mrs. Potts “Beauty and the Beast”

#14: “There was love all around but I never heard it singing. No, I never heard it at all till there was you” Marian “The Music Man”

#13: “Love is an open door!” Anna and Hans “Frozen”

#12: “Anything can happen if you let it!” Mary Poppins “Mary Poppins”

#11: “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Jean Valjean and Fantine “Les Misérables”

#10: “I am a Mormon, and a Mormon just believes!” Elder Price “The Book of Mormon”

#9: “There’s no place like home.” Dorothy “Wizard of OZ”

#8: “Take me for what I am, who I was meant to be, and if you give a damn take me baby or leave me.” Maureen “Rent”

#7: “Say you’ll share with me one love one lifetime, say the word and I will follow you. Share each day with me, each night each morning. Say you love me, you know I do. Love me that’s all I ask of you.” Christine and Raoul “Phantom of the Opera”

#6: “Everything in life is only for now” Princeton “Avenue Q”

#5: “And with an assist from me to be who you’ll be, instead of dreary who you were… well, are.” Glinda “Wicked”

#4: “Open the window, sweep out the cobwebs. Open your mind to what is going on all around!” Miss Stacey “Anne of Green Gables”

#3: “A person’s a person no matter how small.” Horton the Elephant “Seussical”

#2: “For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!: Company “Les Miserables”

#1: “The sun’ll come out tomorrow!” Annie “Annie”

There you have it! 50 of my favorite musical theatre quotes. What’s your favorite quote from a musical? Tell me in the comments!

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