19. theatre to club back to theatre in three seconds
20. The entire cast works very hard every night to ensure everything goes well and runs smoothly. With all the running and the stairs I’m impressed. It really sucks that this groundbreaking production has to close early. I’m very fortunate to have seen it.
I’m hopping on the bandwagon here to share with you guys some of the stuff that happened today. It was almost a complete surprise that we were going to the show today. I’m making a separate post for stage door whoops. This probably won’t be in order.
- Lucas’ “whoooOOOOAAAA” was like 30 seconds long and got a full minute of applause + one guy yelling “do it again!” and tbh I think he considered it - During Sonya Alone, Andrey is sitting on the side of the stairs and Natasha carries the letter she’s writing to Mary about breaking everything off around the stage until she reaches him - During No One Else, Natasha sang the line “we were angels once, don’t you remember?” to this woman and she nodded back to Natasha and the audience loved it - The guy who had to give Anatole’s letter to Natasha had no idea he had to get up so he’s trying to reach across to give her the letter while Helene and an ensemble member were furiously trying to get him up - those strobe lights are crazy jeez I thought they wouldn’t be on as long as they were - Anatole is basically crying like a little kid on Helene’s lap during Find Anatole - The audience loved Lucas Steele a lot (and so did I) - my mom thought he couldn’t sing and she realized she was horribly mistaken once act 2 came around - the Russian music playing when you walk in is my jam - Ingrid’s Sonya Alone is so emotional and honestly I wish someone could have recorded it because it was SO GOOD - The part in Natasha & Pierre where Pierre says “she began to cry” he wasn’t kidding Denee broke down sobbing for the rest of the verse - I refused to listen to a couple songs until I saw the show live (I didn’t want to spoil everything) and Charming wOW AMBER GRAY IS INCREDIBLE - Anatole looks in mirrors. a lot. - during the crazy part of the Abduction, I thought Heath (he was on a platform in front of me) was kinda normal until he suddenly yanked his hair out of its ponytail and started headbanging into everyone’s laps - Natasha and PIerre look right at each other for the “I see nothing but the candle in the mirror” part of Letters but they’re not talking to each other - Courtney Bassett (Mary) can siNG JEEZ - Everyone was mildly uncomfortable when Bolkonsky was on stage - I literally couldn’t see Balaga at all during his own song where did he go probably the mezzanine - One of the ensemble members completely blocked my view of Lucas when he was doing the jacket swooshy thing at the end of Balaga - Heath was having trouble I think doing the squat things during the Abduction but one of the accordion players came over and she was like “isn’t he great folks aren’t they all great?!” - I feel like Lucas was a little off on the “peteRSBURG“ thing today but heck what do I know I’m not in the show (I wish tho) - anything Lucas did the audience loved and they were usually laughing at him - one of the accordion players came to my section before the show to throw the dumplings but she missed once and hit the sound guy - Hearing Oak sing compared to the rapping from Hamilton was so nice he has a nice voice. He also did a little giggle after the whole crazy part in the Abduction - Natasha kinda stands at the top of the stage at the “sofa” for all of Find Anatole until Marya tells her that Anatole’s married and it’s kinda creepy to watch - Anatole kept doing this hand thing where he would kinda pose with one up and one down and it got messier and messier during Pierre & Anatole as he was slowly having a breakdown and it was kinda cool to watch the whole breakdown and fight scene - During the Duel, Pierre puts the gun up to his head and starts walking while Anatole is frantically shouting “Pierre, hold your fire!” He eventually points it at Dolokhov ofc - I think Oak’s mic might’ve gone out while he was doing the talking bit during Natasha & Pierre but that might’ve been done on purpose idk help me out y’all
EDIT: I forgot some stuff! - Anatole shouts, “Everyone, raise a glass!” and while he’s doing the “whooOOOAAA” he’s trying to get everyone to raise shot glasses at the tables but one guy only had a water bottle so Lucas tried to get him to raise that instead but the guy wasn’t really having it - Oak got so. much. applause. as soon as he stepped on stage with the accordion it just kept going - I think it was during Sonya & Natasha, but I could be wrong. Anyways, Andrey was standing at the back of the orchestra with another ensemble dude and he was like peeking out from behind a pillar with his guitar watching the girls fight - Lucas got so many laughs, especially for that part in Letters where he says, “Just say yes….” He was definitely playing to the audience the whole time it was great - Dolokhov and Helene started making out I think during the Duel before Pierre got mad - After Dolokhov shot at PIerre, Pierre kinda just stood there hunched over for a while before popping up and going “whew” to the audience - The girl Bolkonsky was all over during The Private and Intimate Life… was so uncomfortable but she was laughing the whole time - She kinda started brushing herself off when he walked away though - During Natasha & the Bolkonskys, there’s a long pause while Mary and Natasha hold stools over their heads to try and sit with the people at the tables but they were having a really hard time getting through cause this poor man moved to the side for Mary, but he had to move back over for Natasha and he just had no space and he was really confused - During Letters, everyone enters the stage through the huge doors but Andrey comes in last and stands at the top while Pierre “reads” his letter to him
Well, you might be a bit confused And you might be a little bit bruised But baby, how we spoon like no one else So I will help you read those books If you will soothe my worried looks And we will put the lonesome on the shelf
“I don’t believe anything, don’t trust anyone anymore But I believe you when you say we’re never gonna fall Hand behind my neck, arm around my waist Never let me hit the ground, you’ll never let me crash”