CURTAIN UP. LIGHT THE LIGHTS.

You people should ask me questions about BrOaDwAy and theatre and tv shows
Really I’ll appreciate it I’m bored on spring break

make me choose | anonymous asked: r&h’s cinderella or matilda?

But nobody else is gonna put it right for me; nobody but me is gonna change my story!

LES MISERABLES BROADWAY REVIVAL REVIEW:
Overall, it was a good show, but not mind blowing. It didn’t pack the emotional punch it could have, but it still was a very good show. I think the main reason why it didn’t affect me as much as I would have liked it to is because this show is around too much. We had a Broadway revival a mere 5 years ago, a movie, 500 cast recordings, and every school does Les Mis. Les Mis needs to disappear for a good 10-15 years so it can truly be reimagined and reborn.
If you have never seen a live production of Les Miserables before,  go see it. It’s a basic - a staple of MT. If you have seen it before, you can probably skip this revival. Go see Neil Patrick Harris rock the stage with glitter and heels in Hedwig instead.
This was my first time seeing Les Mis live, and to be honest, I couldn’t care less that there was no turn table. If you’ve never seen it on stage, you won’t miss it - trust me. The staging was absolutely fine and the lights were beautiful.
Ramin Karimloo is indeed the best part of this show. I can’t even describe his performance - his voice is ridiculously good - he has a great range. He’s a great actor as well - he got angry when he needed to be, still and poignant when he needed to be, and full of joy when he needed to be. Well done sir.
Will Swenson was out (which pissed me off at first) but his understudy was PHENOMENAL! Well done Adam Monley, well done. I think that might’ve been his first performance as Javert too! You really wouldn’t have believed he was the understudy. His voice and acting were great. He got all nutty and angry during Act 2 and it was awesome. Stars got some of the biggest applause of the afternoon. The two leading men were the strongest of the cast for me.
Let’s be honest - Marius and Cosette are boring parts. Andy Mientus and Samantha Hill were good but not memorable. They did a fine job with their uninteresting parts.
Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle were quite good (not amazing, but good) as the Thenardiers. They did some funny things here and there that caught me off guard (that eating cake thing that Keala does got me.) I have to give credit to Cliff Saunders though - an ensemble member accidentally dropped 3 plates during the Cosette/Marius wedding and he covered it up REALLY well and in a hilarious way.
Nikki M. James (like Sam Hill and Andy M) was fine but not memorable as Eponine.
Kyle Scatliffe, Joshua Colley, and John Rhapson were EXCELLENT as Enjolras, Gavroche, and the Bishop, respectively. Kyle and John have amazing voices, and Joshua has quite the charm/charisma.
Angeli Negron was a little nasally as Little Cosette but was fine.
And last but not least, Cassie Levy. I’m still mixed about her performance. On the one hand, Fantine’s death was the only time I cried during the show. On the other hand, Fantine’s death ALWAYS makes me cry. I don’t know if Cassie made me cry or the lyrics to Fantine’s death made me cry. She does have a good, powerful voice though. I guess I expected her to be a little like Patti LuPone. Patti has THE most powerful belt, but made sure her voice sounded sweet and strong during I Dreamed A Dream. I just wanted Cassie’s voice to be a little sweeter sounding? Listening to Patti’s audio alone makes me cry. I did enjoy Cassie in ghost form a lot though. Overall she was good.
Ramin, Cliff, Kyle, Andy, Angeli, and Joshua all came out of the stagedoor and signed my Playbill. They were all very pleasant but Cliff and Kyle are literally some of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.
Sorry this wasn’t much of a review but I’m SUPER behind on homework and I needed to get my thoughts out as quickly as possible. Anyway, hit Les Mis up if you haven’t seen it before. Everyone should see it at least once and you’ll most likely enjoy it.

LES MISERABLES BROADWAY REVIVAL REVIEW:
Overall, it was a good show, but not mind blowing. It didn’t pack the emotional punch it could have, but it still was a very good show. I think the main reason why it didn’t affect me as much as I would have liked it to is because this show is around too much. We had a Broadway revival a mere 5 years ago, a movie, 500 cast recordings, and every school does Les Mis. Les Mis needs to disappear for a good 10-15 years so it can truly be reimagined and reborn.
If you have never seen a live production of Les Miserables before, go see it. It’s a basic - a staple of MT. If you have seen it before, you can probably skip this revival. Go see Neil Patrick Harris rock the stage with glitter and heels in Hedwig instead.
This was my first time seeing Les Mis live, and to be honest, I couldn’t care less that there was no turn table. If you’ve never seen it on stage, you won’t miss it - trust me. The staging was absolutely fine and the lights were beautiful.
Ramin Karimloo is indeed the best part of this show. I can’t even describe his performance - his voice is ridiculously good - he has a great range. He’s a great actor as well - he got angry when he needed to be, still and poignant when he needed to be, and full of joy when he needed to be. Well done sir.
Will Swenson was out (which pissed me off at first) but his understudy was PHENOMENAL! Well done Adam Monley, well done. I think that might’ve been his first performance as Javert too! You really wouldn’t have believed he was the understudy. His voice and acting were great. He got all nutty and angry during Act 2 and it was awesome. Stars got some of the biggest applause of the afternoon. The two leading men were the strongest of the cast for me.
Let’s be honest - Marius and Cosette are boring parts. Andy Mientus and Samantha Hill were good but not memorable. They did a fine job with their uninteresting parts.
Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle were quite good (not amazing, but good) as the Thenardiers. They did some funny things here and there that caught me off guard (that eating cake thing that Keala does got me.) I have to give credit to Cliff Saunders though - an ensemble member accidentally dropped 3 plates during the Cosette/Marius wedding and he covered it up REALLY well and in a hilarious way.
Nikki M. James (like Sam Hill and Andy M) was fine but not memorable as Eponine.
Kyle Scatliffe, Joshua Colley, and John Rhapson were EXCELLENT as Enjolras, Gavroche, and the Bishop, respectively. Kyle and John have amazing voices, and Joshua has quite the charm/charisma.
Angeli Negron was a little nasally as Little Cosette but was fine.
And last but not least, Cassie Levy. I’m still mixed about her performance. On the one hand, Fantine’s death was the only time I cried during the show. On the other hand, Fantine’s death ALWAYS makes me cry. I don’t know if Cassie made me cry or the lyrics to Fantine’s death made me cry. She does have a good, powerful voice though. I guess I expected her to be a little like Patti LuPone. Patti has THE most powerful belt, but made sure her voice sounded sweet and strong during I Dreamed A Dream. I just wanted Cassie’s voice to be a little sweeter sounding? Listening to Patti’s audio alone makes me cry. I did enjoy Cassie in ghost form a lot though. Overall she was good.
Ramin, Cliff, Kyle, Andy, Angeli, and Joshua all came out of the stagedoor and signed my Playbill. They were all very pleasant but Cliff and Kyle are literally some of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.
Sorry this wasn’t much of a review but I’m SUPER behind on homework and I needed to get my thoughts out as quickly as possible. Anyway, hit Les Mis up if you haven’t seen it before. Everyone should see it at least once and you’ll most likely enjoy it.

twentysevenmatildas:

Matilda The Musical at it’s best

Matilda 30 Day Challenge: Day 1
My favorite Matildas (NOT ORIGINALS OR CURRENTS) are Chloe Hawthorn, Lara Wollington, Hayley Canham, and Jade Marner.

littlebroadwaybabies:

Sophia Gennusa and Rory O’Malley

littlebroadwaybabies:

Sophia Gennusa and Rory O’Malley

georgeblagdiddy:

In a real life cage match who is going to win, Will Swenson or Ramin Karimloo?

Andy’s answer is the best

raminkarimloobr:

Ramin and the cast of Les Mis at the Gypsy Robe Ceremony. (PART 1)

MORE PICS HERE

Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Nikki M. James and the all-star cast of Les Miserables celebrate their official opening night on March 23, 2014 at the Imperial Theatre! (x)

angelofmusic4994:

Is it weird that they remind me of pirates? Especially Ramin’s shirt and waistcoat?

angelofmusic4994:

Is it weird that they remind me of pirates? Especially Ramin’s shirt and waistcoat?

emmasbroadwayblog:

#me #everyday

LES MISERABLES BROADWAY REVIEW:
Ramin Karimloo is attractive.
That’s it. That’s the entire review.
Haha just kidding people I’m going to eat dinner now and I’ll post a review later. But he really is attractive.

I’m literally dying of laughter
I’m in the Disney store and they’re playing Demi Lovato’s Let It Go and all the kids are looking around in confusion as to why the song sounds so bad