Friday, July 15, 2011

Do You Hear the People Sing?

I will tonight.

Going to Les Mis!

The first time I saw Les Mis, I really didn't know anything about it and after growing up on music from Phantom of the Opera, that's all I really wanted to see when I got to New York for the first time.  But alas, I went to visit Scott, we went to the TKTS booth at the World Trade Center and ended up with 3rd row seats to Les Mis for that evening.

It blows everything else out of the water.  It's just incredible.  I would even dare to take musical haters to see it.  It would soften your heart at least a little.

The second time I was in London, and friends and I had ventured to the West End one morning to see what shows had cheap tickets.  We ended up buying tickets to Jerry Springer, the Opera, since that was about all that wouldn't break out budgets.  A few hours later I was having dinner with a friend who had seen 'the opera' and mentioned that he probably should've walked out.  I knew that if he didn't like, I'd probably hate it.  What was plan B?  Even though I couldn't get rid of my Springer ticket, I found a lone balcony seat for Les Mis that wasn't too terribly pricey and decided to see it alone.  My friends ended up laughing through Springer, but I clearly made the better choice.

Third time's the charm tonight - I'm sure it will be fantastic.

1 comment:

Erin said...

so jealous! i was obsessed with les mis growing up. seen it twice, but a very long time ago. too pregnant right now ... darnit!

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