When people tend to think of a musical relationship, they tend to think of the romance. But what about all the other special relationships. Listed below is a list of some of the memorable musical relationships that are not romantic.
- Elphaba and Glinda-Wicked
- Newsies- Newsies
- Jack and Crutchie- Newsies
- Enjolras, Marius, Gavroche and the students- Les Mis
- Valjean and Cosette-Les Mis
All of these relationships help develop the storyline. They show that relationships don’t always need to be romantic. The story in Wicked is revolved around the friendship that Elphaba and Glinda have for each other and it starts out with them as extremely reluctant roommates and they eventually become the best of friends.
Newsies has two special relationships in my opinion. There is the relationship among all the Newsies and it is special because they are basically one big family with Jack the leader of them all. Many of the Newsies are homeless, orphans, or runaways. However the most intimate relationship in Newsies is the one between Jack and Crutchie. Cruthcie has a bum leg and Jack has such a special relationship to Crutchie and is worried that Crutchie will be sent to the refuge. Crutchie is basically Jack’s best friend and Jack feels protective of Crutchie knowing just how vulnerable Crutchie is.
In Les Mis, there are two highly important non-romantic relationships. The first is the one between Valjean and Cosette. Out of unexpected circumstances, Valjean has to care for Cosette after her mother dies. Both Valjean and Cosette are broken on the inside and they basically help heal each other. Valjean faced a lot of trauma in prison and Cosette faced a lot of horrible abuse from the Thenardiers. As a matter of fact, Cosette was first person Valjean learned to love after being released from prison.
The second Les Mis non-romantic relationship that is important is the one between all the different students. Like the Newsies, the students in Les Mis have a brotherly love for each other. They are this political group who stand up for what they believe in due to the weak government and they decide to plan an uprising. The leader of them all is Enjolras, who is the most passionate about this group. They basically take in Gavroche, a heroic and brave street urchin, and they treat him like he is part of the group and allow him to take part in the uprising.