I'm a full-time substitute teacher and coordinator of CMT's at a large middle school. Married with two grown sons (both redheads)! I'm not afraid of anything! One son just graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Journalism - he minored in Cinema Studies. The other just began his freshman year at The University of Hartford where he is a student of the Hartford Art School. We are owned by a smelly, old cat, a frenzied dachshund named Otis and a chinchilla!
As many of you know, my husband and I travel to Hartford, CT approximately 7 times per year to see a show on national tour. Today we had tickets to see 'Les Miserables'. We were both anxious to experience this because neither of us had ever seen it before and had only heard tales about the splendor of the show. We were in for quite an awakening. This is the 25th Anniversary production and it was unbelievable. I had a feeling that we were going to view something special when I checked the Bushnell Theater's website (www.bushnell.org) and discovered that all shows were sold out! That meant we had to leave early just to secure parking. We arrived half an hour before show time which was a good thing because parking was already scarce.
A pic from the new tour
The show was magnificent. If you have an opportunity to see this 25th anniversary production make the effort. We didn't know what to expect and part of that is an embarrassment. Victor Hugo is said to have written one of the most influential books of the 19th century. Neither of us knew anything about it. Really. Read more about the book and the plot at this wikipedia link - beware, this is a spoiler alert! My new goal is to read the book and play the music over and over. Did I tell you how good it was? Below is a quote from 'Les Miserables' - so true. Every single person in the audience was reduced to tears over and over. It was a beautiful thing. Life is a beautiful thing. My father-in-law is going to hospice tomorrow. The end is near. Love your family while you have the opportunity.
Below is the You-Tube preview of the new tour. Go see it!