I think its all based on like "show tunes" type of stuff. Like a "specialized" musical thespian thing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show. It has now been adopoted as the Thespian Conference theme. : ] My friend is absolutely in love with this show. She watches it all the time. Great references to shows andi hear that the girl who plays rachel is AMAZING in spring awakening. Great show, cute, silly, funny, and i love Kyle (i think that's the gay kid's name, correct me if i'm wrong its been a while since i've gotten to see an episode!) Greatest show EVER!!!