Tonight we were getting together a birthday present for Dot (Craig's mum) and as an added bonus I downloaded & bought the "Les Miserables" CD because she loved the show when we watched it in London in 2005. She particularly loved the song "On my own" - I did too. I tried to save the movie from YouTube but have no idea how ( Brian, help?)
Anyway, that got me thinking. We all go and watch shows and it's the kind of thing we don't really share. We've only seen a handful and these are our favourites:
Miss Saigon: The story: American GI Chris in Vietnam meets prostitute Kim, falls in love, marries, he gets taken back to USA. She struggles in war time, has his child, her pimp needs her for his "American Dream" so as soon as he knows she has an American child he helps her but then Chris comes back. I haven't spoilt the plot - there's much much more. This video captures the story wonderfully.
We saw this on stage in London 2005 - the same day those 4 people tried to blow up the trains & subways. Story: Jean Valjean gets imprisoned unfairly, then does something bad, but then makes it right by looking after Fantine until she dies. He then takes her daughter Cosette and makes a new life for him and her. But the police chief is always one step behind. Anyway, as I said before this is Dot's & my favourite song, sung by Fantine.
Story: Best friends squatting, no money, want to make the world better. Turns out they have AIDS, are addicted to drugs an/or are unloved - but still conquer! Very wonderful story and very sad. You won't believe this but Craig knows all the words to this one too!
The title to this blog refers to the fact that Craig and I once watched "Cats" which we both thought was AWFUL.
We would love to see: Spamalot & The Color Purple next...