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Theater Character New Year’s Resolutions to Inspire You

December 22, 2016 by Juliana Panzera
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2017 is coming. And whether you’re ready for a fresh start or not, time is running out to make those resolutions!

Need some inspiration for what you need to do more or less of next year? Take a look through the resolutions of these theater characters and see how yours measure up. Some might even inspire you!

1. Aladdin – “Stop stealing bread.”

Photo Credit: Cylla von Tiedemann

Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat.

2. Jean Valjean – “Ditto.”

Photo Credit:
Photo Credit: Michael Le Poer Trench

Don’t want to spend another 19 years locked up, do you?

3. Hamlet – “Be more decisive.”

Photo Credit:
Photo Credit: Johan Persson

To be or not to be- that is one of many, many questions.

4. Monty Navarro – “Stop killing relatives.”

Photo Credit:
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Why are all the D’Ysquiths dying?

5. Yente – “Gossip less.”

Photo Credit:
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Right? Of course right!

6. Johnny – “Make better decisions.”

Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/ The New York Times

American idiot no longer.

7. Matilda – “Stand up for myself.”

Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Nobody but her is gonna change her story!

8. Jenna – “What Matilda said.”

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Less Earl, more pie.

9. Salieri – “Control my jealousy.”

Photo Credit: Zoë Dominic

MOZART! I’m very happy for you.

10. Tracy Turnblad – “Dance more.”

Photo Credit: Hairspray Live
Photo Credit: Hairspray Live

She can’t stop the beat!

11. Bobby – “Make some new friends.”

Photo Credit: Craig Bierko
Photo Credit: Craig Bierko

Preferably single ones.

12. Sally Bowles – “Just, get it together in general.”

Photo Credit:
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Don’t tell momma… or anyone else.

13. Rum Tum Tugger – “Be less self-absorbed.”

The Rum Tum Tugger is a… considerate cat?

There you have it! Feeling ready for next year? Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know what your resolutions are for 2017.