Oh wow guys. This show was just wowowo there are seriously no words this is one of my new favorite shows and stage door experiences.
I don’t even know where to begin like WOOOOW
ok so the show. THE SHOOOOOW.
For those of you who have yet to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, I highly recommend that you do. The cast is stellar, the show i soo well done. AND THE MUSIC!? I WANT TO SING ALL OF IT OMG.
I SAT FRICKING SECOND ROW CENTER ORCHESTRA I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
LOOK AT THAT. THERE IS ONLY ONE ROW IN FRONT OF ME I MIGHT HAVE CRIED A LOT A LITTE
Ok. I’ll save everything that has to do with Lisa for last. So stay tuned!
Jeff Kready is the greatest just wow. Vocally he was just SO on point tonight, and I have never heard man with such a strong falsetto before in my life. He’s just so perfect, and the subtlety of his humor realllyyyyy added to Monty’s character - it made him less of an over the top character, and far more relatable. Also, I found myself buying into Monty’s shenanigans and sympithizing with him, which like wow if you can make a character like that lovable kudos to you Jeff Kready! (I HAVE A LOT OF STAGE DOOR STUFF ABOUT HIM TOO SO STAY TUNED FOR THAT LATER)
CATHERINE WALKER WOWOWOWOW. To be honest I hadn’t heard much about her, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect from her performance walking in. But lemme tell you. That girl can SING. Like wwoooooow I was so blown away. Her sound was very clean and clear and just wowowo she was so incredible. Seriously spot on.
JEFFERSON MAYS IS A GODSENT AND MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS I REALLY DONT THINK I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT HIM OR HIS PERFORMANCE BECAUSE LITERALLY THAT SUMS IT UP OMG
Ok. Lisa. Lisa perfect person O'Hare.
She was just. There are no words for how incredible she was tonight. During “I Don’t Know What I’d Do” she held it together so well until the very end where she is hugging Monty from behind, and a single tear fell down her cheek. My heart actually broke omg.
SHE WAS SO COMEDICALLY ON POINT TONIGHT IT WASNT EVEN FUNNY. SHE WAS SO SPOT ON. LIKE EVERY LINE GOT A LAUGH AND A FEW GOT APPLAUSE IT WAS SO GREAT.
SO SHE HELD IT TOGETHER PRETTY WELL. UNTIL “SIBELLA” AND LET ME TELL YOU I WAS CRYING RIGHT ALONG WITH HER. SHE WAS SO SAD AND LIKE OMG
She literally had to bite her lip at one point to keep from crying and I just omg bb I was so sad for her because you could see how hard she was trying to keep it together throughout the entire show, but especially in that moment.
OK SO BOWS.
When Lisa came out (first of all she was a wreck. Like she was crying so hard it was so sad) the entire cast just starts screaming and clapping, and at one point Catherine grabbed her hand and squeezed it and mouthed “I love you” to her.
Jefferson Mays blew her a kiss, and Jeff basically dedicated his bow to staring at her and making everyone give her another round of applause.
She was so appreciative.
STAGE DOOR HOLY SHIT
Jeff Kready was the first to come out and lo OO kAT ALL THE CUTE PICS I GOT WITH HIM
So basically I had taken pics with him on my phone, and then my dad was like “Wait I want some too!” And I go “ugh dad!” And the first two pics of us are him imitating me and being like “yeah, come on dad hurry up!” And I was just laughing so hard. I have a very special place for Jeff Kready and his adorable smile in my heart lemme tell you like wow he’s the nicest.
Ok. Catherine Walker was next. and She was just the absolute cutest like wow. She was so nice and I told her how incredible she was and she was just like “thank you so much! I’m so glad you came” And I just love her a lot wow
JEFFERSON MAYS WAS SO INCREIDBLE AND A GENTLEMAND AND WOWOWOWOW. We talked for a good five minutes and he just asked me a bout myself and what I thought of the show, and I told him how incredible he was and he goes “aren’t you the sweetest, thank you! It is such a joy to do every night”
I love him so much and I got to hug him it was great.
OK SO ARE YOU READY TO TALK ABOUT LISA
BECAUSE IM SURE AS HELL NOT.
Ok. Lisa. LISA. When she came out she got a HUGE round of applause and everyone was so excited and she just put her hand on her cheek and teared up and just omg she’s the sweetest person on the planet.
Wow she is SUCH a sweetheart. I was kinda a wreck when she came out … like I wasn’t crying but I just kinda rambled and I told her what an inspiration she was to me and how incredible I thought she was and I was look “sorry Im totally embarrassing myself”. And she just put her arm on my shoulder and goes “no you aren’t, you’re being so kind!” She was so gracious and lovely and SHE HAD THE CUTEST HAT ON.
(You can see the tears in her eyes in that last pic oops)
At the end I wished her happy trails and she pulled me into a hug. I wanted to cry and she was crying and just wow I can’t even deal with how incredible tonight was.
All in all, tonight was incredible and I cried a lot.
Lisa O'Hare gave the performance of a lifetime. She’s just a perfect human being and I don’t even know what else to say because IM SO IN SHOCK WOW
On this day in 1907, a screen legend was born…bowing down with great respect for Lord Olivier! (b. Laurence Kerr Olivier; May 22, 1907 - July 11, 1989)
“I’d like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God’s a workman. I don’t think there’s anything better than a workman.”
“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness.”