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8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

08/27/2013 01:13 pm ET | Updated Oct 27, 2013
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Let's face it, musical theater people are -- how should we say -- "special." They're the people who live in a world where kick-ball-changes are appropriate responses to conflict and iPods are vaults for original cast recordings. I can say these things because after a recent bit of house cleaning and a few surprise visits from ghosts of internet past, it's been confirmed: I am a musical theater geek.

Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you. But chances are that if you can relate to any of the following, you're pretty much a 100 percent, leotard wearing, vocal exercising, cast party attending, Into the Woods singing, jazz sneaker loving, Ethel Merman-adoring, loud and proud Great White Way geek.

So without further ado...

Eight Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek:

1. You have the obligatory goofy behind-the-scenes dressing room photo.

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2. Even though you're a grown adult, you still have signed programs and playbills from your high school theater productions.

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3.
Wigs. Just. Wigs.

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4. You own this decorative commemorative plate of A Chorus Line.

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5. You went out and got that theater degree (with no back-up plan) and rocked it like a Broadway star in front of the American flag.

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6. Not only did you take voice lessons, but you also recorded said voice lessons on cassette tapes and then aptly titled them, "voice lessons."

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7.
You wrote your own original musical and then printed up t-shirts to promote it. (Long live, "16 Bars"!)

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Warning: t-shirt will get wrinkled from lack of wear because no one knows what the hell your t-shirt means.

8. Not only did you perform in the adult tap recital and take a picture like this:

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But you also performed in online instructional tap videos so that others could join in the awesome splendor that is musical theater dance.

Video courtesy of tapmoves. Full step-by-step tutorial found here.

All photos courtesy of the author.