#007: Musical Theatre Couples with Louise and Andrew Symes

#007: Musical Theatre Couples with Louise and Andrew Symes

“If music be the food of love…play on!”

 Dim the lights. Light some candles and enjoy this Fantastic Fantastix Valentine’s Day special where we discuss the top 5 musical theatre character couples with Louise and Andrew Symes – one of Paul’s favourite musical theatre couples. What makes a quality musical theatre couple? Is Andrew correct for wanting to include Valjean and Javert? Can Louise and Andrew narrow down a top 5 between the two of them?


  • Journey, growth & real are key words in this one (feel free to play along a la episode #004 drinking game)
  • Louise & Andrew’s shared first show, the same show performed in two different locations
  • Before Louise realised she could sing
  • Favourite roles
  • Duo’s vs romantic couples – the criteria
  • Lessons in love from Eliza Doolittle
  • Romance and tragedy
  • The Le Cage Couple that Paul gets passionate about and mixes up
  • That time Louise played Paul’s on-stage mother
  • An awesome free download of our Ultimate List of 100 Musical Theatre Character Couples

Louise’s Top 5

  • 5 – Edna & Wilbur (Hairspray)
  • 4 – Emile & Nellie (South Pacific)
  • 3- Yum Yum & Nankipoo (Mikado)
  • 2- Angel & Collins (Rent)
  • 1 – Aida & Radames (Aida)

Andrew’s Top 5

  • 5 – Eliza & Higgins (My Fair Lady)
  • 4- Mable & Fredrick (Pirates of Penzance)
  • 3- Baker & Bakers Wife (Into the Woods)
  • 2-Tony & Maria (West Side Story)
  • 1 – Emile & Nellie (South Pacific)

Paul’s Top 5

  • 5 – The Thenadiers (Les Miserable)
  • 4- Captain & Maria (Sound of Music)
  • 3- Golde & Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 2- Georges & Albin (La Cage) – not Renata, Paul!
  • 1 – Edna & Wilbur (Hairspray)

Honourable Mentions

  • Cosette & Marius (Les Miserable)
  • Elphaba & Fieryo (Wicked)
  • Curly & Laurie (Oklahoma)
  • Belle and Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Kim & Chris (Miss Saigon)
  • Gomez & Morticia (Addams Family)
  • Mrs & Mrs Enoch Snow (Carousel)
  • Seaweed & Penny, Tracy & Link (Hairspray)




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