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An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Jenny Garrison: There are some things success is not. It's not fame. It's not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It's getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It's finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. It's falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is love.
Doris Finsecker: I'm about as flamboyant as a bagel.
Doris Finsecker: I mean, if I don't have a personality of my own, so what? I'm an actress! I can put on as many personalities as I want! Montgomery McNeil: [raises his glass] To schizophrenia! Doris Finsecker: [also raising glass] Abso-fucking-lutely!
Shorofsky: No! No! No! Hold the bow like this! Not like this! This isn't your dick you're holding! It's a violin bow! Hold it with respect, like... Bruno Martelli: ...Your dick?
Doris: I HATE Ralph Garci! I must remember this feeling and use it in my acting!
Doris Finsecker: Everybody falls in love with their analyst! They have a word for it, don't they? Montgomery McNeil: Yeah. Homosexual.
Hilary van Doren: [about Leroy] Son derriere noir... c'est formidable! Lisa Monroe: Wow, I love your accent. What did you say? Hilary van Doren: I dig his black ass.
Montgomery McNeil: You wanna get a pizza? We could split an Angie's special - with anchovies! Ralph: Anchovies? Man, fuck anchovies. Man, I died out there and you're talking about fucking pizza? Montgomery McNeil: No, I'm talking about eating pizza.
Mr. James Dowd: Everything you're ashamed of, all the parts of yourself that you keep secret, everything you want to change about yourself - it's who you are. That's your power. Deny it and you're nothing.
Hilary van Doren: You see, I was offered this place in the San Francisco Ballet. I haven't told anyone yet, but I'm gonna take it. I don't care what they think. I'm a good dancer. Better than good. Maybe even the best in the school. And that's not conceit, it's just simple honesty. If I stay in New York, everyone will think I bought my way into ABT. And I'm not starving myself for Balanchine's City Ballet. Not that I mind doing the corps de ballet bullshit. I'd sooner do it out of town. I'll pay my dues on the west coast, come back to New York a star. You see, I've always had this crazy dream of dancing all the classical roles before I'm twenty-one. I want Giselles and CoppÈlias coming out of my feet. And Sleeping Beauties, and the Swan. I want bravos in Stuttgart and Leningrad and Paris. Maybe even a ballet created especially for me. You see? There's no room for a baby. Nurse: Will this be Master Charge or American Express, honey?
Leroy Johnson: I's young, I's single, and I loves to mingle!
Montgomery McNeil: Never being happy isn't the same as being unhappy. Is it?
Malik Washburn: [from trailer] Mom, I'm talented! Malik's Mom: And who in the world told you you were so special? Malik Washburn: You did.
Rocky Horror Announcer: Good evening, everyone, and welcome to The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Rocky Horror Announcer: Boy is he in for a surprise!
Montgomery McNeil: 'A pie in the face comes with the job.' That's what my mom says; she should know. Doris Finsecker: I don't get it. Montgomery McNeil: A real artist must never be afraid of what other people are gonna say about him.
Angelo: [Starts playing his son's tape on top of loudspeakers on his cab] My son's music! My son Bruno, Bruno Martelli, he wrote the music! Today 46th street, tomorrow Madison Square Garden!
Malik Washburn: I have talent. I AM special. Malik's Mom: And who on Earth told you that? Malik Washburn: You did.
Rocky Horror Announcer: This is the show! If you don't like it, go to the one in Staten Island!
Shirley: It's just not fair. I didn't wanna come here, anyway. This school sucks. You done me a favour, shithead. You saved me four fuckin' years from this ass-lickin' school. You're lookin' at one happy lady. Who wants to go to a fuckin' school to learn to dance, anyway?
Coco Hernandez: [the girls are fighting over Leroy] You know what they say? The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Hilary van Doren: Yes, but who wants diabetes?
Marco: She's hot, but she thinks she's like the most talented person in the school. Victor Tavares: So maybe she is.
Joy: First you spurn me for Eddie,Then you throw him off like an old overcoat for Rocky! Joy: You chew people up, and then you spit them out again! Joy: I loved you, you hear me I loved you, and what did it get me? Joy: I'll tell you a big nothing, you're like a sponge you take, take, take, and drain others of thier love, and devotion! Joy: Well I've had enough, you've got to choose between me, and Rocky, so named because of the rocks in his head!
Montgomery McNeil: What do you want, insurance? You know, back in the Middle Ages, actors - they didn't even want to bury us.
Miss Berg: Where's the sweat, Lisa? Lisa Monroe: I'm working on it.
Miss Berg: [to Lisa] Less lip, Monroe, more sweat! Dancer: [about Miss Berg] She's just a bitch.
Mr. Martin Cranston: [from trailer] You have talent. Now let's see what we can do with it.
Lisa Monroe: [talking to a black girl during the audition] I like your nose ring. Did it hurt, or is that ethnic?