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1st-Dec-2011 02:00 pm "The Beat Goes On" by Beatrice Otter (K+)
Fandom: Musical Theater / A Chorus Line
Pairing: None
Length: 7,773 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] beatrice_otter
Author Website: At FFN, Dreamwidth, and AO3

Why this must be read: A textured, emotional look at the aftermath of the auditions. The friendship between Diana and Paul feels real, and, most importantly, the author ties the heart of A Chorus Line--the love and need to dance--into the heart of the story.

“They’re waiting for the X-rays,” the receptionist said. “Are you his girlfriend?” She looked Diana up and down, frowning.

“No,” Diana said, raising her chin and refusing to be intimidated. “I’m his best friend.”

“Oh,” the receptionist said. She glanced around the near-empty waiting room, as if trying to find someone else to pawn Diana off on. “Well, I suppose I could show you where he is.”

Diana bit her tongue and followed.

The Beat Goes On
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1st-Dec-2011 08:50 am Fandom Overview: Musical Theater
 (Mods, we need some serious musical theater tags!)

If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere!Musical theater fandom is an interesting animal. Like any entertainment genre, its topics and themes are as varied as human experience. What’s curious, though, is that Broadway nerds like me often tend to just enjoy musical theater, period, whether it’s the Gothic gore of Sweeney Todd, the feel-good brightness of Hairspray, or the madcap history lesson of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Despite a range of musical styles and diverse modes of storytelling, musical theater somehow lends itself to a comprehensive fandom of sorts.

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