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'Composition Must Be Stiff': Did the 'Fun Home' Composers Pay Homage to an HBO Show?
Lauren Ambrose and Michael C. Hall, "Six Feet Under" costars (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

The theatre is a community. While there may sometimes be competition or infighting, sharing in the joy of this art is a communal experience.

This might be why many great shows aren't afraid to include shoutouts to the themes or stories that inspired them, further immortalizing them onstage—whether it's through the score, the text, or the visuals.

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