not 2 be overdramatic but when J ValJ sings “another story must begin” , rips up his yellow ticket in time to the string and horn beats, then throws the pieces in the moment of nothingness and then your entire soul is suspended in that silence cause u know in 1 second everything is about 2 change then suddenly the waterfall strings of At the End of the Day burst through the silence like a man gasping for air moments after nearly drowning combined with a holy chorus of seraphim ushering in the end of days, is maybe one of the best parts of les mis
one of the les mis quotes that breaks my heart the most is in enjolras’ barricade speech where he says “the nineteenth century is great, but the twentieth century will be happy”
it’s just so hopeful and naive and i think it was something victor hugo himself probably believed. That all the great dramatic events of the 19th century would be a thing of the past and that the 20th century might be a little less romantic, but there would be peace and people would be happy. But he was totally wrong and the 20th century was both world wars and france was occupied and took huge blows to it’s spirit as a nation probably more so than anything before in hugo’s time. It’s such a great line honestly, and it’s perhaps even more poignant because of it’s tragic irony from a modern perspective. Idk that part just breaks my heart to pieces every time.
highkey having a crisis bc you’re a broke kid who lives very far away from New York and therefore can’t watch shows on Broadway but respect the cast & crew of every single show and don’t want to undermine their hard work by watching bootlegs!!
I DID NOT LIVE THESE PEOPLE'S HEROES I WILL FOLLOW ON MY OWN HOW CAN I LIVE THEIR LITTLE SECRETS THERE A LITTLE TOUCH ONE DAY MORE TOMORROW YOU'LL BE REVOLUTION WE WILL NIP IT MIGHT HAVE KNOWN AND YET WITH YOU MY FOR THESE TOMORROW WE'LL BE FAR AWAY TOMORROW IS THE JUDGEMENT DAY