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Did you guys see that Broadway got its first African-American Jean Valjean ever this past Thursday?  (Sorry if this is old news, but I just heard about it!)

Kyle Jean-Baptiste usually does the Courfeyrac track, but he went on as an understudy for Valjean this week, and at only 21 years old (!) is also the youngest JVJ ever to hit Broadway.  I heard he did great (there’s an *ahem* bootleg of his “Soliloquy” on youtube that would be unethical to link to here, but…).  

Big congrats to him, I’m sure it was a thrilling experience!!

Home alone
  • Family:*leaves house*
  • Me:OmgOmgOmg *races to go get speaker* *plays music*
  • Me:*looks into mirror* *sings* ANGEL OF MUSIC GUIDE AND GUARDIAN...
  • Me:*gets broom from pantry* *stands on couch* AND NOBODY IN ALL OF OZ NO WIZARD THAT THERE IS OR WAS IS EVER GONNA BRING ME DOOOWN...
  • Me:*throws off crown* THE PAST IS IN THE PAAAST LET IT GOOO...
  • Me:*plays guitar* c c c c c c a a a a minor f f f f f f g g g g7
  • Me:DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? SINGING THE SONGS OF ANGRY MEN
  • Me:STAY WITH ME WHO OUT THERE COULD LOVE YOU MORE THEN I...
  • Family:*comes home*
  • Me:*puts speaker away* *does chore*
  • Family:Omg She doesn't do anything
I love how during One Day More it's all like
  • Everyone else:I DID NOT LIVE UNTIL TODAY/ONE MORE DAY ALL ON MY OWN/I WILL LEARN THEIR LITTLE SECRETS; I WILL KNOW THE THINGS THEY KNOW/WATCH 'EM RUN AMUCK; CATCH 'EM AS THEY FALL; NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK WHEN THERE'S A FREE-FOR-ALL/AND YET WITH YOU MY WORLD HAS STARTED
  • Valjean:one day moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore
  • Valjean:*pause*
  • Valjean:one day moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore
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Musicals in Real Life: Les Miserables! Javert might be a little too intense… (W/ Kyle Tapley) 🎭

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Alice as Fantine – Les Misérables 99′