Stage Fright: The 20 Scariest Characters of Broadway Past!
Halloween has arrived! On this spookiest of days, we are shining a spotlight on the twenty creepiest characters of musical theatre past. From chilling to thrilling, outright maniacal to downright diabolical, check out who made out list below!
Which Broadway character do you think is the scariest?
Throughly Modern Millie
"So welcome all ye bright young ladies
You're checking into Hotel Hades
I won't stand by while critics praise ya
You're getting shipped to Southeast Asia
But they don't know, they don't know"
"And I will not stop 'til you are squashed!
'Til this rebellion is quashed!
'Til glorious, sweaty discipline has washed
This sickening scent...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
And let her taste the fires of hell
Or else let her be mine
And mine alone"
The Phantom of the Opera
"I gave you my music
Made your song take wing
And now, how you've repaid me:
Denied me and betrayed me
You will curse the day you did not do
All that the Phantom asked of you!"
Little Shop of Horrors
"You gon' git it
If you wanna be profound
Then you really gotta justify
Take a breath and look around
A lot of folks deserve to die"
"I ain't gonna dream 'bout her no more!
I ain't gonna leave her alone!
Git myself a bride,
Git me a woman to call my own."
The Little Mermaid
"Come on, you poor unfortunate soul
Go ahead, make your choice!
I'm a very busy woman
And I haven't got all day
It won't cost much
Just your voice!"
The Child Catcher
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
"There's no denying
It's most gratifying
To catch sweet
kiddy widdy winkies
So till they're found
I just chase them to ground
One by one
Oh, it's fun!"
"Those assholes are the key!
They're keeping you away from me!
They made you blind, messed up your mind
But I can set you free!"
"Rich men hold their five pound notes out
Saves me emptyin' their coats out
They know I could tear their throats out
Just to live up to
"Have you no sense of shame? (Please don't hurt me)
Pray for mercy, get down on your knees. (Please don't hurt me)
Satan's staking his claim
'Cause your soul is a hole of disease"
Once On This Island
Think you can hold back death?
This boy is mine
I am his dying breath!
Sure as the grave
You must accept what is
Now his life is forever mine..."
Into the Woods
"Think of those crisp, aging bones
Then something fresh on the palate
Think of that scrumptious carnality twice in one day--!
There's no possible way to describe what you feel
When you're talking to your meal!"
The Scarlet Pimpernel
"I'm not a man to hunger for blood, but the spirit can cry
To be younger and fiercer and fly
Piercing into the sky and higher
And the strong will thrive
Yes, the weak will cower while the fittest will survive
If we wait for the darkest hour
Till we spring alive
Then with claws of fire, we devour like a falcon in the dive!"
The Lion King
"I know it sounds sordid
But you'll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
A Tale of Two Cities
"Just for now keep them blind
Patience waits for a spark
Til the time that is right.
We'll remain in the dark...
Out of sight, out of mind"
Jekyll and Hyde
"Do you really think
That I would ever let you go?
Do you think I'd ever set you free?
If you do, I'm sad to say
It simply isn't so
You will never get away from me"
Beauty and the Beast
"Hear him roar
See him foam
But we're not coming home
Till he's dead
Good and dead
Kill the Beast!"
"Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity
For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square
But when a crime's discovered then Macavity's not there!"
"No, we all deserve to die
Even you, Mrs. Lovett, even I
Because the lives of the wicked should be made brief
For the rest of us death will be relief
We all deserve to die!"
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