10 Telltale Signs You Might Be a Theatre Kid

Do you  break out in random song and dance? Do you have a kitten named Grizabella? Have you spent hours upon hours searching out the perfect audition piece? Did you previously fail to fit our Band Geek, Orch Dork or Choir Nerd lists? Well, my musical friend, you might just be a Theatre Kid.

There are more than a couple former Theatre Kids working at Musicnotes headquarters, and we’re always on the lookout for the next great Broadway, West End, Off-Broadway (or even Off-Off-Broadway) show to offer sheet music for. Take a look at some of our unmistakable Theatre Kid signs below, and offer your own Theatre Kid traits in the comments to win an exclusive Musicnotes “Theatre Kid” T-Shirt (sorry, matching character shoes not included).

Sign #10


Your stage hair could survive a hurricane.

Sign #9


Having a strong voice is both a great blessing and an unbearable curse. Perhaps you’ve also been accused of over-dramatizing.

Sign #8


Because when you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your last dyin’ day!

Sign #7


Bonus points if any of them are signed/framed!

Sign #6


… and that before that she was Maureen in ‘Rent.’ Also, that ‘High Society‘s’ Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony at age 12 (way before she was playing ‘Cups‘).

Sign #5


Showtunes really are the perfect music for studying, and driving, and doing chores… heck, when AREN’T they the perfect music?

Sign #4


You can’t let a rouge chair get in the way of your ‘stamp STEP step HEEL heel.’

Sign #3


So. Much. Blush.

Sign #2


And then you get confused when a fellow Theatre Kid starts to walk downstage left.

Sign #1


Exhausting, stressed, frantic and soooo worth it come opening night.

Did you agree with the items on our list? Any in particular that you could relate to? What would YOU add and why? Leave a comment detailing your proudest Theatre Kid moment in the comments section below, and one participant will be randomly chosen to win a FREE Theatre Kid T-shirt, courtesy of your fellow kids at Musicnotes.

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  1. Kayla

    I’ve got something to add: You sing so much, your parents are yelling at you to shut up.

    • Kayla

      I am adding this because I sing musical theater almost every 5 minutes.

    • Yep, that sounds about right! Musical theatre is what I want to do in my future, so I go around singing not only it, but also jazz all day long. XD

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  3. Sofia

    New one: ever word that comes out of anyone’s mouth you can make a reference to a musical

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