Tear jerking moments in shows

RENT_is_Wicked2
Understudy
joined:4/4/11
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/4/12 at 11:23pm
Act 2 of Les Mis. "On My Own", "A Little Fall of Rain", the Barricade, and the finale to be exact. I cry like a baby EVERY TIME.

Also, "For Good" from Wicked

"Finding Wonderland" from Wonderland (Don't know why, it just happens)



uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/4/12 at 11:30pm
When Princeton hugs Christmas Eve and says "I miss Nicky". Also the very last line of the show.

The last part of "Lot's Wife"

For Good

Bring Him Home
Just give the world Love.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 12:04am
"The I Love You Song" always gets me.
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 12:43am
Les Miserables from about 15 minutes in, on.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 12:52am
The Lion King- I lose it everytime the giraffes make their entrance during circle of life.
Billy Elliot- Billy's final exit through the audience. Giuseppe Bausilio received a minor standing ovation during this moment when I saw the show on tour.
Mary Poppins- Spoon Full of Sugar Reprise, her final flight, and curtain call bow.
Mercades
Leading Actor
joined:11/6/05
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 01:01am
I'll cover you reprise. RENT.

Kills me .
allofmylife
Broadway Legend
joined:3/8/05
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 05:53am
Any production of "Guys and Dolls" I choke up during "My Time of Day" which I think is the most beautiful melody I have ever heard and also whenever I hear the slow dance portion of "On Your Toes" which I think is the most evocative music of the 1930s, my favorite decade. I wake up with a smile on my face everyday knowing I'm working on a film set in that period.
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Dr. Kitchell
Swing
joined:6/3/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 06:42am
The final scene of "Camelot" gets me every time. From Guinevere's goodbye to the knighting of Tom of Warwick as the Offstage Chorus is singing the title song and Arthur is shouting "RUN".......I am a weepy mess.
Dr. Kitchell
Swing
joined:6/3/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 06:42am
The final scene of "Camelot" gets me every time. From Guinevere's goodbye to the knighting of Tom of Warwick as the Offstage Chorus is singing the title song and Arthur is shouting "RUN".......I am a weepy mess.
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 06:58am
Earliest in a show: The Bishop giving Valjean the candelsticks in Les Miz.

Best Act I Finale tearjerker: The final tableaux of "Sunday" in SITPwG.

Most Melodramatic: Sweeney's "OH NO!" on discovering the identity of the Beggar Woman.

Shmaltziest: The end of The Fantasticks:
Fathers: "Look! They've come back! Leat's tear down the wall!"
Narrator: "No! Leave the wall. You must always leave the wall."
... folowed by reprise of Try to Remember.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 08:04am
So many scenes from FIDDLER, including the first and second act curtains and "Chavale".
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 09:20am
Typically for me, if I see something in a show that makes me tear up, and then revisit it I don't tear up again. I think that this is because part of what makes me tear up is the element of surprise that is lost when I revisit something.

However, there are two things that come to mind that made me tear up multiple times despite knowing that they were going to come.

Those two moments were Paul's Monolauge in A Chorus line as well as the final scene of Ghost.
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doodlenyc
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/04
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 09:32am
The last time I remember crying at one moment in a show was the end of "Still" from Titanic.

Curtain calls can still choke me up.
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AngelorPhantom1359
Understudy
joined:12/25/11
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 09:38am
We Do Not Belong Together - Sunday in the Park
No One Is Alone - Into the Woods
Finale of Les Miserables
Finale of Phantom of the Opera

Not quite a musical, but the last scene of End of the Rainbow had me in tears.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 09:39am
Quiche2: I was also at Andrew Rannells' last performance, and oh man, that was a tear-fest. It was Rory O'Malley who was totally bawling on stage; I felt so bad for him since he was pretty much doing the same thing a few days earlier at Josh Gad's last performance.

To answer the OP's question, I didn't like Ragtime all that much and found myself surprised that I was tearing up at little Coalhouse's entrance!
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Updated On: 11/5/12 at 09:39 AM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 09:40am
The end of TITANIC gets me every time. Even just listening to the cast recording makes me tear up.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 10:13am
Titanic, definitely. As soon as they come in with "We'll Meet Tomorrow", instant chills
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 10:59am
@justoldbill, I remember that production of ALLEGRO and that ending was a killer! The whole thing was remarkable for such a "troubled" show.

"Move On" invariably has me in tears.
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 11:10am
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it but if not I'd like to add LaChanze pouring her heart out with "I'm Here". I bawled.
singaboutlove
Swing
joined:11/2/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 11:45am
Beautiful City from Godspell, the end of the second act of Next to Normal, and The I Love You Song in Spelling Bee all get me every single time.

Icon: a picture I took of my Merrily We Roll Along Encores! playbill.
Updated On: 11/5/12 at 11:45 AM
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 11:58am
Marvin singing "What More Can I Say" from Falsettoland. Michael Rupert brings tears to my eyes as he sings about his lover Whizzer. There's a YouTube clip that I've seen. from RC in Austin, Texas
KBroadway232
Swing
joined:10/14/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 12:03pm
"ill cover you" reprise in rent
end of "if you were gay" Ave q
war scene and end of Cyrano de bergerac
Bess leaving in Porgy and bess
JBC2
Chorus Member
joined:5/4/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 12:08pm
"Eiffel Tower" in The Blue Flower (as sung by Teal Wicks rather than the version on the CD, which was not a cast recording). The pain of Maria's loss was felt with every step she took up the stairway.
Buddy Plummer2
Chorus Member
joined:5/4/12
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 07:50pm
Oh, where to begin:

In GYPSY (or the recent revival atleast), Gypsy beginning to laugh as Patti stares up at the ROSE sign, and bulb by bulb, it begins to fade

Pretty much all of the second act of ONCE, for sheer beauty of the staging, the music, and Cristin Milioti's heart-wrenching performance.

However, the sinlge moment that gets me every. single. time.: the Swan Lake ballet in BILLY ELLIOT. One of the most beautiful moments in theatre today. Period.


jayinchelsea
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/09
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 11:26pm
Yes, the last performance and the final moments in the last revival of SITPWG, as the audience was screaming, we were all sobbing, as was Steve Sondheim across the aisle from us, and Daniel Evans, tears streaming down his face, holding up his hand to the audience to get out his final line (White, a blank page or canvas...)

Never to be forgotten.
strummergirl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/8/09
Tear jerking moments in shows
Posted: 11/5/12 at 11:44pm
I cried during "Gold" in Once and pretty much lost it during the ending, though I agree a lot of the second half had me teary-eyed throughout, even as somebody who saw the film and knew what was going to happen.

I teared up in many parts of Billy Elliot though it has been a while to pick out a particular part except when Billy reads his letter for his mother.

A.LOT. of the Color Purple. Seriously, I prepared and was still unleashing buckets of tears.

I cried when George 'killed' Martha's son and all was revealed. I cried when Honey found out through George what Nick has said behind her back, the betrayal is so palpable.

Fiddler when Tevye feels betrayed by Chava being with Fyedka and when he says goodbye to Hodel when she leaves for Kiev.

Updated On: 11/6/12 at 11:44 PM

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