Saturday, October 26, 2019

Les Mis'

The first time I saw Les Miserables I was 16 years old in 1993 and I saw it on Broadway on my very first trip to New York City. I was with 80 other junior/seniors in high school who were United Methodists from the Florida Conference attending what was called the UN/Washington Seminar on racism that year. In addition to our classes and discussions, we got to do some cool touristy things too, so Broadway it was. I had already seen several musicals in my life - Phantom, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The King and I - but this one was different. I love the history of the French Revolution anyway and then to tie it up with a story about grace and redemption. I've sung the cd so many times in the last 26 years I have the dialogue and the lyrics memorized. But I hadn't seen it in person again until last night. Daryl bought us tickets several months ago when he heard the national touring company was bringing Les Mis to Orlando again.  It was absolutely phenomenal! No words. I sat spellbound the entire time. Better than I remembered. Thank you! 

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