Happy Valentine’s Day fellow ATB members! Today I take you off the normal blog path and taking you down the path of a much...lovelier topic. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I will be celebrating and share with you whom I believe are the Top 5 BEST Musical Couples. Of course almost every couple in a musical is great, but not all of them are...right for each other? Of these couples I feel they are the ones who define “true love” and from what I’ve gathered from their respective arcs, aren’t bad for each other and bring out the best in another. I’ve compiled a list of the 5 couples I believe are the healthiest in all of musical theatre. So grab your honey and enjoy this list.
Angel and Collins- RENT
Angel and Collins aren’t your usual couple, in the sense that their love defies all. Angel and Collins definitely were healthy for each other as they loved each other until the very end. Collins never once looked at Angel any differently and loved her endlessly, and Angel in return gave Collins her love. All of their friends knew how much they loved each other, quoting “I’d be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had”, indicating that Collins loved and supported Angel throughout their time together, through her personality and when she got sick. Collins never once left Angel alone, and that’s why they’re one of the greatest.
Charlie and Lauren- Kinky Boots
Going off of the support statement, when Charlie’s shoe factory was going under, Lauren not only supported Charlie in trying to save it, but also gave him the push he needed. Lauren is a sassy individual who gave Charlie the push and drive he needed to team up with Lola to save the factory. From helping design the shoes all the way to the Milan Fashion Show, Lauren saw Charlie’s potential from day one.
Guy and Girl- Once
Going a bit more humble and realistic, Guy and Girl fell in love so naturally and realistically, hitting home closer to real life. While not exactly a happily ever after for them, they are a couple of what could be, but because of real life situations can’t be. That’s a situation I’m sure of a few of us can painfully relate too, and even though Guy and Girl both have feelings for another, they never once stopped the other from supporting their dreams and relationships, despite their feelings for another.
Cosette and Marius- Les Miserables
Come on, we ALL knew they were going to make an appearance. When you think of musical couples, they’re the first ones to come to mind. Cosette and Marius, while sometimes cheesy, is super sweet. The whole “fall in love at first glance” trope is epitome to them. Cosette is all Marius can think of at the barricade and her own adopted father believes in their love so much that he interject to ultimately save Marius. While we don’t divulge too far into their relationship, they have a pure, soft and sweet relationship and one I know can stand the test of time.
Penny and Seaweed- Hairspray
Finally our last couple! What can I say, I LOVE Penny and Seaweed. Like Marius and Cosette, they both kind of fall under the “fell in love at first glance” trope, but they stood against the odds of the 1960’s and believed their love to be so strong to go against the “norm” of the time. Seaweed even saved Penny from her crazy mother, truly showing to be a knight in shining armour, and a man us women can truly look for. Penny declaring her love for Seaweed at the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant is still one of my favorite moments in all of musical theatre, and they’re such a fun, loving and quirky couple with differing personalities that compliment another SO well.