It is hard to believe that July is over today. All we have is the rest of the day and then we are on to August. Time goes by so fast sometimes, it amazes me.
This week is "Les Miserables", so I will be rehearsing and seeing the show and then interpreting on Thursday. I'm excited for the new production and nervous at the same time. I always ALWAYS love the show, but they keep cutting little bits away and I miss those little bits when they go. I'm also nervous about the new set and costumes and everything. I remember people saying, "The show is so GREY." I always thought they were crazy. Eventually, I realized that if you only see it one time and you haven't listened to the music since 1985, the show might seem grey. For me, all the color and soul and beauty is in the words, in the voices, in the stories of redemption, friendship, love, sacrifice. I don't need the chandelier from "Phantom" or the color and movement of an action movie. There is something so rich about this particular story for me and I guess since it is part of me, I've been listening to the music my whole adult life, that makes a difference. Anyway, I am anxious to see what the revival brings.
A new Nablopomo starts tomorrow, as well. I've forgotten the topic of the month, but I never really follow those themes anyway. More on that later.