What is the musical that just makes you cry?

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What musical(s) do you leave awestruck and crying? What musicals are moving to you?


For me:

The Light in the Piazza
Grey Gardens
Sunday in the Park With George
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Sunday in the Park with George, without a doubt.
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Sunday in The Park With George. <3!
(I'm sensing a trend here...)
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Les Miz and Miss Saigon
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Spring Awakening. I start crying in the beginning because I'm just so excited I am there, and then it keeps me going because it gets so sad.

EDIT: Paul's monologue in A Chorus Line made me sob!
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Company, Sunday, Rent.
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When done right I will cry during A Chorus Line at:
"At the Ballet"
"Music and the Mirror"
"Paul's Monologue"
"One (Finale)"
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Grey Gardens
Sunday In the Park

Only 2 musicals that have ever made me cry.
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The current revival of Grease (tears of pain)

No, but seriously... The Color Purple got me on Fantasia's last night... it was amazing
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Spring Awakening, Company, Sunday in the Park, Light in the Piazza
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RENT. Every time.
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I was all set to be the only person to say SUNDAY and GREY GARDENS.
I chose, and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken. The choosing was not.
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Spring Awakening made me cry. Not in a good way. I cried because I realized that there were a dozen other things I could have done instead of seeing that show and was upset that I waisted my time and money on it.


But to actually answer the question. I would say Paul's monologue in A Chorus Line made me cry the two times I have seen the show. And, I cried last night at Sunday In The Park With George.
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Grey Gardens
Sunday in the Park with George
Spring Awakening
Gypsy
Sweeney Todd (When Mrs. Lovett sings: I love you I'd make twice the wife she was, ect. Gets me everytime)
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Parts of Les Mis made me cry. Other than that, I usually don't cry at musicals (I must sound so insensitive now, haha).
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the very end of Gypsy with Bette Midler is always a tear-jerker to me. How she reaches out longingly to teh spotlight, and then gives up shrugs and exits! How beautiful! LOl!

Also Miss Saigon. Although when I saw it Kim was crap, so I actually cried in Bui-Doi. And Drew Sarich's version of the LesMiz finale made me cry.
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Miss Saigon and Sunday in the Park with George are the only ones that truly left in mixed emotions. Both are beautiful and at times depressing.

"A Little Fall of Rain" always gets me at Les Mis, as does "I'll Forget You" from The Scarlet Pimpernel.
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THE KING AND I breaks my heart every time.

I was crying tears of happiness each time I saw PIAZZA.

I hold it together pretty well through LES MIS, but when Eponine and Fantine come for Valjean, I'm done.
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MAN OF LA MANCHA and ASSASSINS. Both shows are very flawed (I don't like most of LA MANCHA) but the "Impossible Dream" and "Dulcinea" reprises at the end always get me, as does "Another National Anthem" and the Oswald scene in ASSASSINS. Something about broken dreams...
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Sunday in the Park With George
Gypsy
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I'll admit it.

I cried the first time I saw Rent.

Not anymore though, not since.
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RENT, Spring Awakening, during For Good in Wicked, West Side Story.
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Miss Saigon I can cry just listening to the cast recording. Parade also had me bawling just from the cast recording, though I've never seen the stage show.

And, honestly, I cried during the end of Aida when I saw it.
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