11 Tweets About The Tonys That You Won’t Get Unless You’re A Theater Nerd

The first movie I ever fell in love with was Singin’ in the Rain. Of course I had favorites before it, but this was the first movie that ever found a permanent home in my heart, stunning my seven-year-old self into silence with its song numbers, its tap-dancing, its perfectly-executed dialogue. It still makes me smile with every scene, with every word.

There is something about the jazzy music, synchronized dancing, and gorgeous costuming of the theater that is so much more enthralling than a movie or TV show can ever be. The connection between actor and audience is so much stronger, the live nature of the show so much more powerful.

If you have not picked up on it yet, I adore the theater. If you feel the same, these tweets about 2017’s Tony Awards may resonate with you.

As @Racheldoesstuff shows up backstage at the #Tonys, every single person watching said in unison: "Wait, why isn't SHE hosting!?"

— Margaret H. Willison (@MrsFridayNext) June 12, 2017

Well, you can't miss my mom at the Tonys this year#GIMMETHEBOOT pic.twitter.com/DdH3nJAeGG

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 11, 2017

me whenever @EvaNoblezada sings #Tonys pic.twitter.com/vicBiOq0lW

— corey mach (@coreymach) June 12, 2017

2016 Tonys: Broadway is edgy now! hip hop! rap! Alexander Hamilton!

2017 Tonys: tap dancing in a top hat

— Sensitive Jack Kelly (@SensitiveJack) June 12, 2017

I can't wait for the Tonys to thank Cate Blanchett for allowing them to nominate her!

— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 11, 2017

I can't trashtweet the Tonys. Theater is hard to do, easy to mock, and now, under siege from some terrible people. I'm always on its side.

— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) June 12, 2017

me, watching the oscars: argh no why didnt that person win instead

me, watching the tonys: i love everyone, they all deserve everything

— jonny sun (@jonnysun) June 12, 2017

The most famous person at the Tonys is always the least famous person at the Oscars

— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) June 11, 2017

I appreciate that the Tonys have basically given up on the idea of making this for anybody but die-hard theatre nerds. #TonyAwards2017

— 🎅🏻🎄⛄️jingle bell jeff⛄️🎄🎅🏻 (@jeffsoubirous) June 12, 2017

The annoying thing about The Tonys is you can tell everyone believes in their dreams.

— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 12, 2017

Honestly the only cure for Tonys fever is a Ben Platt high note and a Patti LuPone zinger.

— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) June 11, 2017

Happy watching, theater nerds.

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