I love being in class with a bunch of theater nerds. If there is a song for any situation, you can bet someone will bring it up. Case in point, we decided today to debate Henry Higgins’ sexuality with the teacher, because Eliza Doolittle clearly is barking up the wrong tree there. The teacher actually thinks we’re reading things into the musical that aren’t there, but come on. He called himself a “confirmed bachelor” and everyone knows that was code back then for gay. She kept going on about how the time the musical took place wasn’t very accepting… proving our point. Because that’s why they needed to code it.
Eventually one of us decides to be an asshole* and break into “There! Right There!” from Legally Blonde the musical. I kind of feel sorry for my teacher for having to deal with half off the class singing “Is he gay or European?”, at the same time it was very fitting. And we were right.