100 Acre Personality Quiz
11 September 2006
The Greatest Show EVER!
Many of you may not know this but I am lover of Broadway Musicals... oh yes. I am a sucker for showtunes and dance numbers... they just take you to another place in time. My favorite musical however has no glitsy dance numbers and to be honest - it isn't even a "feel good" kind of show. I always cry through most of the second act!
The greatest show to ever hit the stage, at least in my opinion, is Les Miserables. I know that many people claim to love this show and oh how wonderful Cameron Mackintosh is - a genius if you will. While I agree with these statements, I am not a bandwagon type of person.
Michael Ball has been the most phenomenal Marius to ever wear a fluffy tie and morning jacket. He has such an innocence that is so hard to discribe. Not only can the man sing like an angel but he can captivate you with a single note.
Colm Wilkinson IS Jean Val Jean. I don't care what others think about this Irish born thespian - though he is acclaimed. He has played many different roles, including The Phantom... should you not know of whom I speak then all I can do is lay pity on you for it is another great gem.
Philip Quast was the strongest Inspector Javert I have seen to date. He has the ability to be rigid, as his role calls, but you can see the gentle child beneath who struggles with "gray" areas of life.. and his "Stars" performace will leave your mouth wide open and your heart aching.
Lea Solange has the most beautiful voice and totally transforms herself into Eponine - my favorite character and one I related to for many years. God bless Eponine is all I can say without getting emotional.
With that being said - I strongly suggest that you run out to your local video place and get a copy of the Les Miserables concert at Royal Albert Hall. Here you will see all of the giants together on one stage and if you aren't moved... well, then you aren't human!
Can you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men....