the next big thing...

look at how excited my brother is about the next big thing. though i know that you are all wondering what you are going to do without your musical moments every day from me... aren’t you? why do i hear crickets chirping? and my brother snoring?

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well, you are going to watch the teaser for the les miserables movie, for one. 

love this talking point from “the week” magazine (b.t.w. a magazine that we subscribe to and i LOVE reading the news the way that they present it. just enough news and views for my taste)...

When the trailers for The Avengers or Christopher Nolan's Batman reboot first went online, they "sent chills down  spines" of comic book fans who had waited years for that footage, says Matt Patches at Hollywood. "That's how I imagine musical theater buffs must feel" now. 

yes, that is how i feel. exactly.

the teaser looks amazing. first of all, how does anne hathaway get to sing also? isn’t it enough that she is so super pretty? really God, singing talent too? we will chat about this more in heaven when i am a bit more sanctified than i am now and can talk with You about it without being bitter.

upon first glance it looks gritty, raw, and and yet there appear to be some great costuming and setting choices. and i like that her voice seems so raw and real. not faked or too perfect. she isn’t a leading lady voice but i think i will be okay with it once it is in the midst of the whole experience. who is in for the midnight movie with me in december?

so what else do i have for you today? i am late blogging today because i have a fever and a summer cold. ugh.

today i have for you THE NEXT BIG BROADWAY HIT of 2013...

now keep in mind that this is coming from someone who saw the bloody awful musical carrie and thought, “hey, cats is a long running musical. i bet this will work too.”  (b.t.w. the use of “bloody awful” to describe the musical i saw in london is so profoundly brilliant on many levels that it has to be the fever talking.)

remember this is coming also from someone with a summer cold. so don’t hold me to this prediction. but if it is a HUGE HIT then by all means say that you read it on my blog a year before the musical even began on broadway...

and the next big thing is....

MATILDA the musical. based on roald dahl’s children’s novel. it is a big hit in london. swept the 2012 olivier awards (the british tony awards). it garnered an award nomination in EVERY category it was eligible for. it features a lot of children. which is tough for a broadway musical. four adorable little girls take turns playing the lead. and it looks like a stage spectacular feast for the eyes and ears. which is how the RSC does things. i should know. i studied there. i am 110% more spectacular than i would have been had i never studied there. and you all wondered where all the spectacularness came from. now you know my secret. 

so now you have a musical movie to look forward to AND a hot new broadway show that none of your friends have even heard of yet. and all this from a feverish lea. the things i do for you all...