Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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for me, the line that tugs my heart the most is “they will live again in freedom in the garden of the lord”. it’s like the greatest happy ending that everyone who suffered could get.
i wish more people accepted that the movie is better than any production on stage.
my local theater is doing a production of les miserables next year. i’m definitely going to audition, but i’ll be 17 at that time. much to young to play my dream role of fantine. i’d be so grateful to be in any part, even the background roles, but i know i can’t hit the vocal ranges of éponine, let alone cosette. i can hope and pray that the directors will consider having a younger fantine, because her character is very young. this may be the only chance i have to play my dream role, and i can’t stand thinking that it could be limited by my age.
Monday, June 24, 2013
i wish that people didn’t fight over who enjolras gets shipped with. i personally ship e/r, but i don’t hate other pairings.
i loved danielle hope’s éponine and i really liked her rendition of the song “a little fall of rain”. which is saying something because i’ve never liked the song or cared about the character.
i didn’t think anyone could beat philip quast as javert and colm wilkinson as jean valjean, but, after seeing les miserable at the queen’s theatre this year, i think tam mutu and geronimo rauch come pretty damn close. they were superb!
if you think the les mis fandom went nuts after the movie, just imagine if lea michele had been cast, and the fandom was full of hardcore gleeks.
i can’t sleep if i don’t listen to les mis songs, but in the end i can’t sleep more after listening to it since i’m too fired up.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
philip quast is great. michael ball is good. and yet somehow russell crowe is my favorite javert, and nick jonas is my favorite marius. i have no rational explanation for this. i’m not sure i want one.
lately, a friend of mine has become obsessed with les mis, especially the e/r ship. while i’m really pleased that we share something we love now, i also wish she’d stop telling me every headcanon and her analysis of every tiny gesture and offhand line from those two characters. i’m just supremely uninterested in shipping characters from les mis; shipping is not the reason i fell in love with this story.
the original london cast was so awful that they shouldn’t even have been allowed anywhere near a stage.
Monday, June 10, 2013
ramin karimloo’s enjolras really bothers me. his redeeming feature is entirely his singing, but even with that, it’s safe to say he doesn’t make my dream cast.
i identify the most with marius, and ship marius with cosette. but personally, i think i’d rather date éponine!
after having four teachers who prepped me and told me i’d be great, i found out i did not get my dream role of éponine. for years, éponine was my best friend. now, i know what it truly feels like to lose someone you love so much, as she did. like so many of the musical’s characters, my dreams of performing are dying and i am hurting terribly right now.