|Does your leading lady:||Sing about a non-relationship goal||Achieve that goal (spoilers)|
|Hairspray (2002)||Yes. Good Morning Baltimore.||Yes. She gets to dance on TV, then teams with Maybelle to integrate the show.|
|Wicked (2003)||Yes. The Wizard and I.
|Almost. She liberates the imprisoned animals but fails to overthrow the Wizard.|
|Legally Blonde (2007)||Yes. So Much Better.||Yes. Though Emmett and Vivienne get her to the trial she wins the big court case herself.|
|If/Then (2014)||Sort of. She shares the song A Map of New York.||Sort of. Elizabeth is split between alternating marriage and career timelines.|
|Honeymoon in Vegas (2015)||No. Betsy's Getting Married.||She's passed between two men and marries one of them.|
Monday, March 30, 2015
Modern Musical Tropes : Running the test
Last week my friends and I drafted a short quiz to see which modern musicals had "progressive gender politics." This week I put a few modern shows to the test.