Can I just say... I LOVE Les Miserables. To the very core of my entire being. I know it sounds a little dramatic, but it is so true. I grew up listening to the music of this play with my mom. We'd just sit there and imagine ourselves being the character's and just sob together at the sad parts. I will forever be thankful to my mom for introducing Les Mis to me. The story is so incredibly moving and the music is just so completely powerful that I get teary almost every time I listen and sing to it. Luckily, Nate loves the music as well so he will sometimes join me (in the singing, not the crying :)) and I am sure our neighbors think we are crazy, especially me since I am the one who belts out with a voice that is not so grand, haha!
Anyway, I have wanted to see Les Mis in the theater ever since, well, forever ago. Actually, I guess I saw it when I was around 13 years old, but I don't remember any details from it. So, when Nate and I got married, I told him that if Les Mis was ever playing where we were living, that we HAD to go because it was hardly ever in the US! So, when it came to our very own Chicago for Les Miserables 25th Anniversary, my wonderful husband got us tickets and we saw the show, and we saw it last night.
The night started out rough due to traffic. So we missed our nice dinner and ended up scarfing down Dunkin' Donuts and arrived to the theater just in time. But all that stress was forgotten when we got there and when the play started. I just have to say... IT. WAS. AMAZING. Seriously. SOOOO good! We had awesome seats and we were able to see EVERYTHING on the stage! If you've only heard the music on the CD, wait until you hear it from the stage, LIVE! Holy crap. And there were so many songs that are not on the CD that are also just wonderful and I really wish I could listen to them on a regular basis. And, in true Kelly fashion, I sobbed practically the entire time like a total idiot. I'm pretty sure no one was quite as emotional as I was, but that's okay. It made Nate laugh, at least :)
Thanks to my awesome husband for fulfilling one of my dreams to see Les Mis. I am a very, very happy wife :).