I have a nasty cold coming here from California to Texas that I was so drugged up on cold medicines to the point that I’ve missed the new “Once Upon a Time” episode. I hope it was as good as I’ve imagined it. I’ll watch it tomorrow.
In other words, that “Les Mis” 2014 Broadway Revival is good (well according to the audio). It’s totes a lot better than the 2006 revival that’s for sure.
First Performance of the 2014 Les Miserables Broadway Revival- March 1st, 2014
Ramin Karimloo (Valjean), Will Swenson (Javert), Caissie Levy (Fantine), Nikki M. James (Eponine), Andy Mientus (Marius), Samantha Hill (Cosette), Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras), Cliff Saunders (Thenardier), Keala Settle (Mme Thenardier), Angeli Negron (Little Cosette), Gaten Matarazzo (Gavroche), McKayla Twiggs (Young Eponine), John Rapson (Grantaire/Bamatabois)
Full Cast + Ensemble
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I was sitting fourth row from the back in the orchestra, almost right under a speaker, so the sound is good. I’ll admit that I haven’t had a chance to listen to all of it yet, and it is untracked. However, I hope you enjoy it! It was a fabulous show! I also apologize for how late I’m posting this, but I had some technical difficulties.
The “I don’t care if you’re Death, I will do what I want on my own terms, you clear?” song :) Always and forever my favourite number in the show.
(Although I do like the first Schatten to see what kind of Death we’re dealing with)
international productions » Elisabeth in Hungary
“I fell back against the wall and he came up to me, grinding his teeth, and, as I fell upon my knees, he hissed mad, incoherent words and curses at me. Leaning over me, he cried, ‘Look! You want to see! See! Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my cursed ugliness! Look at Erik’s face! Now you know the face of the voice! You were not content to hear me, eh? You wanted to know what I looked like! Oh, you women are so inquisitive! Well, are you satisfied? I’m a very good-looking fellow, eh? … When a woman has seen me, as you have, she belongs to me. She loves me for ever. I am a kind of Don Juan, you know!’ And, drawing himself up to his full height, with his hand on his hip, wagging the hideous thing that was his head on his shoulders, he roared, ‘Look at me! I AM DON JUAN TRIUMPHANT!’ And, when I turned away my head and begged for mercy, he drew it to him, brutally, twisting his dead fingers into my hair.”
“Enough! Enough!” cried Raoul. “I will kill him. In Heaven’s name, Christine, tell me where the dining-room on the lake is! I must kill him!”
“Oh, be quiet, Raoul, if you want to know!”
“Yes, I want to know how and why you went back; I must know! … But, in any case, I will kill him!”
“Oh, Raoul, listen, listen! … He dragged me by my hair and then … and then … Oh, it is too horrible!”
“Well, what? Out with it!” exclaimed Raoul fiercely. “Out with it, quick!”
“Then he hissed at me. ‘Ah, I frighten you, do I? … I dare say! … Perhaps you think that I have another mask, eh, and that this … this … my head is a mask? Well,’ he roared, ‘tear it off as you did the other! Come! Come along! I insist! Your hands! Your hands! Give me your hands!’ And he seized my hands and dug them into his awful face. He tore his flesh with my nails, tore his terrible dead flesh with my nails! … ‘Know,’ he shouted, while his throat throbbed and panted like a furnace, ‘know that I am built up of death from head to foot and that it is a corpse that loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you! … Look, I am not laughing now, I am crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again! … As long as you thought me handsome, you could have come back, I know you would have come back … but, now that you know my hideousness, you would run away for good… So I shall keep you here! … Why did you want to see me? Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me! … When my own father never saw me and when my mother, so as not to see me, made me a present of my first mask!’
- Chapter 12: Apollo’s Lyre, from The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux. Illustration by Greg Hildebrandt.
Um can we make wax seals a thing again? Cause these are just classy as fuck.
Wax Seals | BacktoZero
GUYS! IT’S NOT JUST SOME COOL, CUTESY DESIGN!
I have been looking for original looking stamps for YEARS!
They even have super nerdy ones! (I SO WANT THIS!)
Plus really fun whimsical ones too!
Seriously, if you have 20 to spend on something you’ve been wanting for years, GO DO IT!
My friend puts them at the end of her letters, inside the envelope so it doesn’t come off. I’ve been looking for some nice ones of my own, and I think I may have found them.
REBLOGGING AGAIN JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE SO PRETTY
ALSO IN CASE ONE OF YOU WANTS TO BE UBER GENEROUS FOR MY BIRTHDAY THIS IS MY FAVORITE
I live in a tiny town in a small country and they sell these in a local bookstore and these are so fucking cool,I’m telling you these made me wanting to write letters
Here is the Overture to Phantom from the 1986 vinyl LP single that featured the title song with Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley. While the orchestrations are the same as the final version, this version of the overture was quite different with more emphasis on the synthesizers in order to give it a rock and roll edge. It’s also a bit heavy on the brass a la the Canadian cast recording in 1989.