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great comet on broadway

i saw great comet on december 28 and my life has never been the same, this is a summary of my experience 

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I had a dream that I was going to see Great Comet and I couldn’t find the stage door but I found Lucas Steele somehow so instead of helping me to find the stage door he brought me to meet the entire cast and I don’t know Lucas but I feel like that’s something he would do

reasons why you should listen to Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812
  • is described as an electropop opera based on a seventy page slice of War and Peace
  • is described by a friend of mine as eastern european folk music but also country
  • but he’s wrong so actually don’t listen to that
  • phillipa soo is in it
  • PHILLIPA SOO
  • why would you pass up a chance to listen to pippa’s amazing voice belt to this crazy lovely strange music
  • I was blasting it the other day and my parents came home and my dad’s reaction was basically, “we step out for five minutes and you’re throwing a rave”
  • no, dad, this is not a rave
  • because it’s tolstoy, there’s just so much nineteenth century russian etiquette and I’m a nerd who is incredibly entertained by it
  • and the characters narrate their own actions as they happen, which always sounds idiotic when I do it, but here I am just inexplicably charmed by it
  • there’s this one note that lucas steele, who plays anatole kuragin, sings that apparently was written as a joke because nobody was going to sing that ridiculously high note
  • but lucas fucking HITS THAT NOTE
  • I swear from a technical standpoint this musical is unbelievable and between lucas and pippa I basically spend the entire time freaking out because hot damn your range
  • and the music
  • the music is just so cool dammit dave malloy
  • it is certifiably one of the coolest things
  • PHILLIPA SOO
  • just check it out okay

I NEED to tell people about something amazing that happened when I saw The Great Comet last week!

So in the song “The Abduction” Anatole silences the rowdy cast and sits down in the audience and there is supposed to be silence for a moment before he says “alright” and the commotion happens up again. WELL when I saw it an older women was sitting behind where Lucas Steele sat and in the silence kept shaking the shaker she got in his ear. In character he slowly looked behind him and saw it was this elderly woman and he turned around and struggled to hold in his laughter as she kept shaking it in his ear as he waved his hand for her to stop (in character). This went on for a good minute until Lucas just gave up throwing his arms in the air and laughed out “alright” and got up and the show continued as normal.