Hallo, Leute!For today, I thought that I’d do a little post on some of my favorite characters from musical theatre! I am a person who truly believes that one of the biggest driving factors of a story are characters and when a character is well-written, the story can become so much better! So, los geht’s!
Sisi, more commonly known as Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, is one of the characters that I strongly relate to. Her strong want to be free, her strong sense of individuality, her dreams for the future, all make her very easy to relate to. While it’s undeniable that Sisi isn’t the most saintly character, I think that that really speaks to how human she is. She falls into despair sometimes, she makes bad decisions. But through it all, she somehow manages to find herself. Overall, Sisi is a character that I can relate to.
There are so many great characters in CATS, but I think that, of all of them, Munkustrap is my favorite character. Like Sisi, he’s a character that I can relate to. In the tribe, he’s the storyteller, he’s the protector. It’s really easy to like Munkustrap. He’s always doing what’s right, and while he can sometimes be stern, he does know how to let loose and have a good time. It’s also clear that he has hobbies and a strong sense of responsibility. I absolutely adore his character.
Raoul de Chagny (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)
In my opinion, Raoul is a much-maligned character by no real fault of his own. For the most part, I think that it is highly unfair that so many people hate him so much. Overall, he’s a really sweet guy who does what he can to fix things and make people happy. Throughout the story, it would have been completely reasonable for Raoul to forsake his post at the Opera House and to leave Christine to deal with her problems on her own, but he stands by and sticks around until the end.
Éponine (LES MISÉRABLES)
One of my favorite characters of all-time is Éponine. She’s one of those characters whose strength never ceases to impress me. I think that it was Éponine’s character and story that really intrigued me about LES MIZ the first time and made me want to revisit it again and give it a second chance. Reading the book by Victor Hugo only made me love her character even more. Overall, she’s just an exceptional character with so much bravery, so much strength.
Belle (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)
The first character that I truly remember loving and connecting to was Belle. When I first saw the movie when I was little kid, I remember falling in love with her character. As a kid, I’d always loved reading and something about finding a character who loved reading as much as I did was absolutely amazing. Seeing the stage show only increased my love for her character, her songs like “Home” and “A Change in Me” really struck a chord with me. Belle’s one of those characters who I view as a personal role model and I am so grateful that I grew up with the musical.
Sydney Carton (A TALE OF TWO CITIES)
For the most part, Sydney Carton isn’t the sort of character that I usually find myself liking. However, something about Sydney is impossible for me not to love. Ever since I first read the book, I’d loved his character. The musical version only made me love him even more. He’s one of those characters who suffers through so much and yet remains strong somehow. As much as I wish that Sydney knew that he isn’t the worthless person that he always seems to think that he is, I admire his selflessness.
Since about the time I was in middle school, Elphaba has been a character that I can relate to. In so many ways, I think that she’s a character that most people can relate to in some way. Everyone feels a little out of place sometimes and I think that Elphie brings that to life. One of my favorite things about Elphaba is her staying true to herself. She suffers through so much but she always is herself and she always does what she knows to be right.
And that’s it for me! Who are some of your favorite musical characters? Vielen Dank und tschüss!