the last big thing...

it is the LAST day of may AND the LAST day of school! i love the beginnings of things. and i love the ending of things. it is the murky middle that sometimes gets to me. so i do so love the last day of school...

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so one more musical moment to leave you with this may...

and i saved THE BEST for last. i had this moment in mind from the beginning. my blog stalker/now a friend, eva, sent this to me when she heard of my love for the musical les mis. she is a musical lover (no wonder she was a blog stalker and now she is a friend.)

i saved it for last because i had to convince you all of my deep love of musicals. and introduce you (or reacquaint you with some old friends) so that you would be in the right frame of mind for this last clip. 

because one day in the near future i will be turning 50. in a scant 5 and 1/2 years. which sounds like a long time. but i think it is just enough time for some of you to begin putting together a broadway number flash mob in honor of my birthday. some of you may need those 5 years to take singing lessons and/or dancing lessons. but you can’t say that i didn’t give you ample heads up. 

and you also can’t say that i didn’t give you some suggestions...

one day more from les miserables (without nick jonas. maxx would be so much better.)

and i’m telling you from dreamgirls. because i am not going anywhere. and you can’t make me.

we bessech thee from gospell. perform this on mini trampolines. thanks.

any song at all from carrie the musical. just because that would be fun to watch you all perform. pyrotechnics please.

astonishing from little women the musical. i just need to make friends with sutton foster.

practically perfect from mary poppins. a song that they must have based on my life. because i do wear shoes of the sensible kind...

nobody does it like me from seesaw (start it at about 35 seconds into the song). which i always sing as “nobody does it like lea.” another song they must have written with me in mind.

for good from wicked. because let’s hope that someone’s life has been made a tiny bit better because they knew me. “so now whatever way our stories end, know you have rewritten mine by being my friend.”

i hope that you have enjoyed this month of EVERY day in may salute to musical theater. it has been fun for me. i have listened to a TON of great (and some not-so-great) broadway songs this month. it has kept me singing all the way through may and into summer...