Phantom of the Opera was the very first musical I saw on Broadway. Followed by Miss Saigon. Which was followed by The Lion King. But the fourth Broadway musical was Les Miserables.
And I loved it. That opening music makes my whole body tremble.
Usually I make a trip (or two) up to NYC each year, but with so much going on, I haven’t been. As a substitute, I watched the movie version of Les Mis.
Here’s what I learned:
- If you give a thief all of your silver, he’ll feel so guilty that he’ll spend the rest of his life making up for it. Remember this the next time you’re mugged: Give generously.
- If your super power is super strength, never lift anything heavy in front of anyone else. Your cover will be blown.
- It’s impossible to hide in Paris. It must be a very small place.
- Innkeepers will charge you for mice… for lice…and for looking in the mirror twice.
- “On My Own” is the theme song of any girl with a crush.
- “To love another person is to see the face of God.”
Most importantly, I learned that some movie stars can actually sing. Who knew? Maybe they can’t sing as well as the Broadway performers, but they hold their own.
Favorite Comments From Last Post: Everyone who used the puppies pun…and said “asshat.”