OK, I do realise that I've been falling in love a LOT lately, but it's happened again. To the max. We went to Les Miz today and it was - it was. . . So. Bloody. Stunning. Really, I am just not going to be able to say enough about it. And where to start? OK, well that's an easy one, actually. Jean Valjean. Randal Keith was not just a shining star, he was some kind of supernova. His voice is so incredible it's unbelievable. He can sing with power and then go and do something high and soft and it's still sharp and clear as a well. (bell isn't good enough, and wells have a lot more depth - think deep, clear, sweet, thirst-quenching and you'll have a little bitty fraction of an idea of this man's talent) Oh, my. OK, so I'm raving. Sigh. I want to go again. And then I went to his website when we got home and saw how he said to stop by the stage door and say "hi" and I kicked myself all over the house for not thinking of at least trying that. Argh. I tried to convince dh that we should go back to the end of the last show and try, LOL! Oh, and dh was as blown away as I was. Ah. It was music heaven. The entire cast was splendiferous. Oh, yeah, and how weird is it that the older Cosette is played by the neice of one of the TKD parents? *shakes head in wonder*
You will think me uncultured (ok, I'll admit that probably most of my previous posts have led you to that conclusion anyway) but I was actually unfamiliar with the story until today. I had heard some of the music, but only this last week or 2 because my friend gave me a CD. I really enjoyed not just the music, but the story. And of course all the set stuff and the rotating stage is just fascinating. And I love the music - some very witty stuff - but now that CD is ruined for me because it's not performed nearly as well as the show I heard tonight. :-P
Some of the effects were very cool, like the way they achieved the look of Javert jumping off the bridge, and the slo-mo effect when everyone at the barricade died. The sewer scene looked great. There were just a lot of amazing things going on in the whole show.
Well, I haven't really packed yet, and considering that I only got about 3 hours sleep last night, I should prolly get crackin' before I drop. Au revoir!
Oh, by the way, I'm quitting everything and joining a musical touring company.
*exits, stage left, singing*
edit - we are playing "trump that photo" with Sheila's SO via phone. Any suggestions?