One of the cut songs from Next to Normal that I wished they didn’t cut
You guys, i have an amazing thought….. What if Aaron Tveit is away from Broadway from 10-15 years, and then suddenly comes back to the Next To Normal revival( we all know its gonna happen someday!) as DAN!
They’ve managed to get rid of me, I’m gone without a trace
But sear the soul and leave a scar no treatment can erase
Well it’s times like these i wonder how i take it. And if other families live the way we do. if they love each other, or if they just fake it. And if other daughters feel how i do too.
they’re the perfect loving family, so adoring
For an actor, love is difficult. We say ‘I love you’ so much to people we don’t mean it to that it becomes repetitive. You get used to stage kisses with somebody you called an asshole two minutes beforehand. So, when we do find someone who we actually fall in love with, we try to fill those three words with as much meaning as we’ve ever faked, but we can’t. We know, through years of feeling things that we don’t actually know how to feel, like the burning satisfaction of murder, or the terrified longing of lovers, that people cannot possibly feel emotion through the words that they speak. Sometimes, words can be collaborated to express the essence of a feeling, but of course, can only describe it. A good actor knows that 90% of dialogue is not within the words themselves. It’s in the way your eyes click to meet another’s. It’s the way you tilt your head and how tight the muscle in your neck tightens in fear. It’s the speed at which you trace your fingertips on someone’s skin. It’s not about saying the words ‘I love you.’ It’s about making someone know it without even opening your mouth.
48/∞ musical theater songs you should love: Something I can’t see | Next to NormalWritten by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey using suggestions from fans via the Next to Normal Twitter account. Performed live at an event the song is a scene between Gabe and Doctor Madden. It was never incorporated into the production.
#i love how this song is the illness mocking the doctor for not being able to fix diana. #i love how gabe is not just an illusion to diana but the physical representation of illness and loss. #he tortures everyone in the show. everyone is harmed by him. #mental illness does not only hurt those with the condition. it effects everyone connected to that person. #that’s why next to normal is my favorite. #it addresses something that so many people don’t understand in such a profound way. #the reprise of the theme makes me happy as well.
And that’s why I wish this song was in the show. I know it wasn’t even written until after the show was made but it would have fit so well and it makes it clear that he has an effect on everyone.