Thursday, June 11, 2009

les mis

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went and saw Les Misérables playing in Vancouver... I wasn't sure what to expect, since I'm not really a fan of musicals, and have never really had urges to go in the past. The whole thing was very new to me, so I thought I might as well give it a shot. It took me awhile to accept that every piece of dialogue was sung (naive me thought it would just be interludes of music... lesson learned). Anyhoo, I was pleasantly surprised - it was quite good and several of the singers had very powerful and moving moments. I'm glad we went and that I got to experience my first Broadway-type musical... although, I don't think I am quite ready for Cats. 

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kim* said...

i saw oz...wizard of oz... pretty cool

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our little love nest said...

It is kind of fun to escape reality for a bit and enjoy another world via musicals. I like them occasionally but I am not a broadway type, myself. ;)

soapdeli said...

Oooh. I wish I could have seen that!

M.M.E. said...

Les Mis is one of my favorite musicals. Love the concept of singing everything. Glad you enjoyed it.

Christie Cottage said...

Musicals are fun!

Pretty {much} Art said...

I love musicals! And I really like Les Mis. I'm glad you could enjoy it too. It's good to be open minded!

BeckyKay said...

Oh, that is just one of the best musicals ever!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

The Stapelia Company said...

No one's EVER ready for Cats... I've seen it, and I wasn't ready. I love musicals and I've always wanted to see Le Mis however. :)

Little Lovables said...

You chose a good one, wow! Yes, Cats is a little much... I saw it as a teen and loved half of it, the other half... not so much!

CinderLisa said...

I absolutely love Les Mis, but it could be a little overwhelming as your first musical! haha It's the best, though.

And for the record, most of them are just interludes of music. Only a few of them are constant singing like this. :)

Jennifer said...

Les Mis is great. I'm not a huge musical fan, but that is a good one. Glad you enjoyed it :)

contourmysoul said...

I have always wanted to go to a musical! One day :D

amazoncat said...

beautiful photograph you've chosen. Cats is my all time favourite ever (the versions I've seen have had words as well as songs) and is well worth seeing.

byapryl said...

My sister was obsessed with Les Mis in highschool and I got to see it on broadway when i was living in NY state. I'm not a musical fan either but i really really enjoyed it also.

Almay Alday said...

That's so great that you went to see a musical! I see them all the time now that I live close to NYC. It's nice getaway from everything!

readingsully2 said...

Valerie...I love musicals. I just saw The Jersey Boys. That is a great one too....glad you tried it. Cats is fabulous too.

Stacey said...

I have found that I really enjoy musicals, I saw Spring Awakening in New York a few years ago, it was fantastic. I've never seen le mis, but would like to.

Little Gray Pixel said...

That's a great show! I saw it 13 years ago. Timeless.

Hey Harriet said...

I haven't seen a Broadway-style musical yet. Glad you enjoyed your first! It's funny that you mentioned Cats, as I saw it advertised on the side of a bus today and the friend I was with at the time asked if I wanted to see it. I said no. Maybe I should reconsider. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised too! :D

Sarah Knight said...

my sister was big into France in high school (she spoke the language and lived in the country for a year), and Les Mis was totally part of that
: )

Robert W. Leonard said...

I love musicals, and Les Mis is my favorite of them all. I've seen a few in New York, but I've never seen that one unfortunately. I would also recommend Phantom of the Opera, there is a great film version of it. There is also a good non-musical version of Les Mis on film. The beauty of the it is that it is a powerful book as well, so it translates to many tellings. Sorry this comment sort of rambled on. :)

Samantha said...

Yup, I'm a huge musical fan. Way jealous. Awesome.

Katy said...

Cats is DEFINITELY not for people who haven't seen many musicals. There's really basically no plot...just a whole bunch of different cats showing up to a big meeting of cats and...well, introducing themselves as they arrive. Yeah. That's about it.

cabin + cub said...

wow.. lots of musical lovers!.. ok.. so i am getting the vibe, Cats maybe out of my element.. but thanks for all the other suggestions everyone! Will keep you posted of any others in the future. ;)