It looks like Spring Awakening Jr.
Totally Fucked got turned into some song about being Naughty.
I saw Cinderella on Broadway last night. It was good. Not outstanding, but it was fun and obviously the music made everyone feel all warm and gushy inside. It’s R&H’s Cinderella. The new story could have been worse! It was a bit forced at some points, but I was honestly expecting worse.
All of the actors in the show are really good. I personally don’t love Laura Osnes, she hit really pitchy high notes when I saw her in South Pacific and Anything goes, and her voice has definitely improved since then, but she’s still just really breathy, and it bothers me. It’s bad technique. But she looked the part…
Victoria Clark was best. She was amazing and gorgeous and had so much fun with the role and got to fly and was adorable and I love her. She can do no wrong.
Random side note, in the second act, Cinderella (Laura Osnes has brown hair) wears a yellow-gold dress. And then brings a book to a banquet. I’m sorry, but Belle much? That’s all I kept thinking.
And speaking of costumes… THE COSTUMES FOR THIS SHOW WERE WONDERFUL!
The lighting could have been a bit better, but that’s because I’m a lighting snob and notice more about lighting than most people.
All in all, it was a really magical evening, and I’ll probably see the show again. I kind of want to force every child I know to go see it too. They’d all like it. AND there are no children IN the show, so no pitchy awful voice changing little ear shatterers!
I meant to post these a while ago, but then I got distracted. :-P
These are from the 15th Anniversary concert performance of Ragtime, which is one of my favorite shows ever. I sobbed the entire way through the show. It was so good.
Seriously, I love that man so much. I cried when he passed away, and I cried again because… Oscars gave me feels. And I feel like I’m the only one who had any Marvin Hamlish feels…
Hey, so this one time, I went to see Ragtime, and all these amazing people were in it and I cried all the way through and then the writers came out to take a bow and I sobbed my eyes out and screamed due to shock. Oh yeah, that was last night.
A conversation that just occurred:
- Kayla: I was explaining to my sister that the line in the Finale "It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light" always creeps me out...
- Me: Wait, why?
- Kayla: Because....they're all DEAD....and they're climbing to the light....from the grave.
- Me: Kayla, it's not about zombies!
- Bri: I smell a spinoff...
- Kayla: .....LES MISERZOMBLES.
- Me: ......
- Bri: ......
- Kayla: RED! THE BLOOD OF TASTY MEN!
- Bri: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE GROAN?
- This happened. And then it got better.
- Bri: How does Javert play into this?
- Tori: He's a zombie hunter. The baton is his boom stick.
Norm Lewis, The Senator from Scandal was in the Les Miserables 25th anniversary special.
I wish he was in the movie instead of Russell Crowe…
Love. This is my love. He is the sweetest man on Broadway and always has the nicest things to say and he always makes time to stop and talk to people who wait outside the stage door to see him. And yeah, he should have been Javert in the movie. Or, honestly, Terrence Mann. Mann has had television roles! He’s got a bit of mainstream fame… Or Shuler Hensley who was in Oklahoma WITH Hugh Jackman. All three of those men played Javert on the stage and were amazing and have some mainstream coverage and would have been ten times better than Russell Crowe was.
But seriously. Respect this great man.
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