Guess what musical is now the world’s largest running musical. Well, the title of this post probably gave that away. But what you might not have been able to infer is that I was finally among the 65 million people who have seen this production. Thanks to my Aunt Karin for inviting me and to my Uncle Doug for not being interested enough so she could.
The performance at The Midland Center for the Arts lived up to my expectations, for sure! Javert and Eponine were especially incredible, though I thought everyone apart from Valjean was awesome. Valjean wasn’t bad by any means, but his singing wasn’t quite up to par with the others so it got a bit distracting at times– he even cracked during “Bring Him Home” (but maybe I’m just nit-picky).
Despite the show being 3 hours long, not once did I think it was dragging along. I imagine the scene changes occurred swiftly because they were able to use two major pieces for the bulk of their set. One of the pieces spent the first act as a platform that went over the orchestra pit to extend the stage, but after the intermission it became the barracade and was utilized for the scene in the sewers, too. The other piece not only made an ideal backdrop whether they were in a church, at the inn, or outside, but it was also used as both a bridge and a balcony and there was a rotating staircase to accomodate the latter. It was all very impressive (though a bit hard to explain).
The cast and crew have nothing to feel miserable about!
So here is the part of the post where I find a way to incorporate the show I saw with the theme of my blog like I did for both Jekyll & Hyde and Avenue Q. I have become pretty good friends with a fellow blogger here on wordpress– you can find her at Nerd in the Brain. The reason I am bringing her up is because she does this thing on Thursdays called “Three Things Thursday”– she even featured a postcard from me as one of her three things once.
It’s not Thursday, but it is a Tuesday which is close enough as far as I’m concerned, so here is my take on Three Things
Thursday Tuesday, but I’m calling it “Reasons I’m not among the Miserable Ones” hehe.
1. Because of the musical, I stayed at my grandparents’ that night. It just made sense considering how it was 3 hours long and an hour away from where I live. My grandparents are so good to me; not only did they let me crash in their guest room, they treated me to a fish dinner on Friday and a pancake breakfast on Saturday. I got some letter writing in while I was there, too.
2. I got one of my beloved frozen hot chocolates from the Sweet Boutique on my way back home. Logan’s a fan of these, too; he told his trucks and tractors all about ’em Saturday afternoon while I was in the living room (writing letters, of course).
3. This is what graced my mailbox with its presence yesterday– AHHH!
So why aren’t YOU miserable? 😉
Sincerely, Kate ~!~