lucas steele

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
  • 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
  • just check it out okay

do come to the costume tournament, countess
do come!
you will be the prettiest there
you will be the prettiest there
do come, dear countess, and give me this flower as a pledge


his smile is most naïve
cheerful and good-natured
and he’s as handome up close as at a distance