wip 3 - I’m doing a slightly different painting style than usual on this peice - I’m actually blocking everything out first before I begin to add details =w= It’s a bit of a pain in the ass in places, but I think it’s actually gonna help out a ton in the long run!
I have been trying to stream, buuut it’s a large file and my laptop’s barely limping along - so, as to not lose any more work, I’m afraid that’s out of the picture (picture, geddit? huhuhu)
I saw the Comet August 17th at 7 and I saw the OBC except Scott Stagland as Pierre and Courtney Basset as Mary. Here are some highlights (things that I found funny/ interesting)
✨In Moscow when Natasha greets Marya, she’s all smily and then when Sonya does she literally looks down at her lol
✨ Sonya and Natasha are so bouncy in this song and Marya seems just as excited.
✨Marya’s voice is so hard that when you listen to her, you would think she’s angry or something, but She’s literally so excited when she says they could read to her while she knits. It’s adorable
✨Bolkonsky is HILARIOUS– just listening to him isn’t enough. 99.9% of the time is tongue was not in his mouth and he’s very VERY shaky
✨Bolkonsky basically nibbles one of the audience members ears
✨Denee killed it during No One Else. Natasha is literally all smiles
✨Andre is actually on stage during part of No One Else surrounded by ‘snow’
✨Dolokhov is so flouncy and Helene is in love with holding onto her skirt because 98 percent of the time she’s twirling in it.
✨Dolokhov kisses an audience members hand, and he has her kiss his
✨When Anatole comes in he kisses a girl on the cheek and slaps the guy next to her on the back
✨ What the heck was the opera? Omg it’s gonna haunt me for ever.
✨It was so scary wow. Like my ears were filled with so many screeches and deer/ dolphin noises.
✨I was literally blinded when Anatole Came on stage. Not by his beauty, by the lights. The lights burned my eyes out and that wasn’t the only time that happened to me.
✨As you can probably tell, Anatole is so extra. He looks at himself in the mirror a loooot.
✨The whole thing where they were at the club was WILD. Like I temporarily lost my vision. Everything was moving in slow motion because the lights were flashing so fast.
✨I was not prepared for all the glow in the dark ensemble members.
✨The ensemble members need soo much more love. They’re all so talented and they don’t get enough credit. I was getting sweaty just watching them dance. The people on the violins and the girl on the accordion who ran down the isle screaming during the ‘Opera’ (or the abduction I can’t remember) were all so good. I wouldn’t be able to move like that with a FRICKING ACCORDION in my hands.
✨After Dolokhov takes his shot at Pierre in the duel, Pierre stands there dramatically not moving and then after a minute he’s like ‘oh my god, I’m actually okay’ and he’s holding his heart.
✨Helene and Anatole kiss on the lips multiple times
✨During charming Helene literally walks into Natasha’s room when she is half clothed
✨Anatole and Natasha have complete silence as they make out for at least two minutes lol.
✨During Letters, they hand out a bunch of letters to the audience.
✨Dolokhov hands the ‘letter which he composed’ to the members in the very first row.
✨he has them pass it along the isle until it got to Natasha who was sitting on the stage waiting for the letter. She made the last guy who had it (he was really old) get up and walk it to her onstage and everyone applauded him.
✨Brittain Ashfords voice as Sonya gives me chills.
✨Sonya takes the letter from out of her hand when Natasha when she is sleeping
✨during preparations Dolokhov grabs Anatole by the neck and throws him down the stairs
✨During the Danatole Balaga Moment™ Dolokhov grabs Anatole'a jacket lapels and pulls him in to whisper in his ear. Anatole pulls back but Dolokhov pulls him back in to kiss him and they they break into dance and singing the song.
✨During the abduction, I clinked glasses with Helene 😉
✨Before he sings ‘here’s to… happiness freedom and life’ Pierre, is bent over trying to catch his breath. He starts to sing, but holds up his finger and wheezes some more. Then he sings
✨At the end of the Abduction when Anatole says ‘WAIT FIRST WE MUST SIT’ he pushed a women over in her seat and sat in the space he’d created.
✨The audience literally sat in silence for 30 seconds as Anatole sat with his head back and eyes closed (looking like he was having a frigging orgasm)
✨The he jumped up shrugged and was like ‘okay’
✨You can’t put Anatoles extraness into words it’s like wow
✨Dolokhov mentions the fur coat and Anatole takes a purple fur shawl off of one of the violin players before kissing her really hard
✨Anatole and Dolokhov are literally just atop the stairs when the whole room goes red and Marya blinds everyone with her voice (Grace was amazing)
✨ Pierre is literally all over the stage running and saying 'find Anatole’
✨Natasha has a glass of water and she pours the arsenic into it before drinking it, screaming and running away
✨Sonya runs after her
✨Pierre and Natasha was so good, and Denee looked so fragile it was kinda sad
✨All the other cast members are sitting down while Pierre sings the Finale.
✨The comet is like a giant chandelier and it glows really brightly before the lights dim, marking the end of the show