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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center...

The other night, my husband treated all of his girls to a night at the theater. We went to see Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center.

Again, we forgot the real camera
and had to work with the
cell without a flash

Our girls love to sing and dance and definitely feel that their talents are worthy of being on stage. Of course, we agree...because they are ours and we think they are super cute & talented even when they are off key and make up the words! They haven't been to a play in a long time so Chris decided this would be a good start. He was right...

The play was incredible! Jean Valjean, the main character, was played by J. Mark McVey. I could honestly listen to this man sing all night. His rendition of "Bring Him Home" brought tears to my eyes. There was a brief pause after this song and the audience was cheering and clapping like he just won the Tony for his role. I love that feeling when you know that the performer knows they have done a wonderful performance. Even as he went on with the play, the next few minutes you could see that our loud cheers stayed with him.

The ceiling at The Kennedy Center.
Bean thought it was made of gold and diamonds.

And what person doesn't love the song, "I Dreamed a Dream"?! It was so hard not to sing along with that one. I am so used to blasting Lea Michelle's Glee rendition in my car and belting it out right along with her that I feel pretty confident but I am pretty sure as good as I think I sound...the rest of the audience would not agree!

Another dark picture but Ash is
smiling so I went with it ;-)

The girls stayed up for the entire show. It didn't start until 7:30PM and let's just say that with intermission it was a long night. They were on their best behavior though and we were some very proud parents! (Chris was the only one I had to scold for opening up mints during the show. It is one of the 10 Golden Rules of the theater, ya know! No opening of candy!) 

What was the last play you saw? Was it in a fancy theater, children's theater, high school or church?



At October 21, 2011 at 2:06 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Sounds like an amazing night! The last play I saw was Annie at a community theater, but my husband is taking Evie to see the Wizard of Oz downtown next week for her birthday. I'm excited for her.

Sweet picture! I cheat and lighten all of my pictures on Picassa. :)

At October 21, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Jon said...

Ha! I saw Annie, too, community theater, because a couple of Lori's volleyball girls were in it. Daddy Warbucks kept having trouble with his bald wig. It was great to see the little kids having so much fun, and nice to support Lori's girls in their other endeavors. Next up is the Evil Dead Musical downtown next weekend.

At October 21, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time I was at the theater your dad an I went to the
Opera. I was a little nervous, after it was the "opera". We were both pleasantly surprised to find we loved it, but what's not to love about beautiful music and great voices. The lyric theater had been recently remodeled and added to a wonderful evening. We told ourselves we would definately go again. We want to take you and the girls to the hippodrome theater to see the lion king for Christmas. Hopefully those plans will work out. Mom

At October 21, 2011 at 11:39 PM , Blogger Heather said...

My oldest loves to go to the theater. My son is not a big lover and unfortunately I have not had a chance yet to take my youngest.

My oldest loves Wicked and both my girls love to sing the soundtrack. We loved loved Mary Poppins on Broadway.

At October 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Love, love that musical! Haven't been to the theater in years...

Stopping by to say I used your response to one of my posts in a new post today. You can check it out at

Have a great weekend!

At October 23, 2011 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Kim said...

I ADORE Les Mis!! My husband and I went and saw the play for one of our first dates and can't wait to take Autumn one day! "On my Own" makes me cry every time I hear it and you're right, "I Dreamed a Dream" is a great one! I'm gonna have to pop in that soundtrack on my way to work tomorrow morning :)


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