my first ever broadway show

SOME SHIT ABOUT MY GREAT COMET EXPERIENCE

•mind you this was my first Broadway show EVER so I was already excited and pumped to the max
•the Russian music before the show was 👌👌👌👌
•I WAS THROWN A DUMPLING?? AND LIKE IT WAS RLLY AUTHENTIC (my family heritage is from Eastern Europe near Russia so my dad makes dumplings often)
•THE SIREN
•the clarinet player came up to where I was sitting and shouted “SO THERES STROBE LIGHTS DURING ONE OF THE SONGS, IF THAT BOTHERS YOU, LEAVE” to the ppl around
•all the cast came out and were reading
•"if you record this performance, you will be taken by security and KGB"
•the couNTING DOWN
•AND THEN PIERRE WALKS OUT
•ohmyyod it’s just aaaaa
•Grace Mcclean’s growl in her voice
•pierre is fuckin done during Pierre
•the lighting is amazing???????
•helene just kinda jeering at Pierre all the time
•when shit gets intense in The Private And Intimate Life of The House after Gelsey’s chromatic drop
•Mary picks a guy from the audience to be her “suitor” and Bolkonsky chooses a random lady lmao
•natasha and Mary and their stools they put in the audience
•"and from the FIRST GLANCE I do not like Natasha"
•"SaYs thE meAn olD maN in hIs UndErThinGs"
•holy shit just Denee’s voice all the time
•the snow in No One Else
•When Anatole comes in during The Opera oh my
•Gelsey is the female opera singer??
•"you ought to come, please come"
•Just anatole in general aaaa
•the confetti after the Opera within The Opera
•"and kiss me on the NecK Aaa"
•Pierre the cuckold
•"I AM ENJOYING MYSELF AT HOME TONIGHT"
•LITERALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THE DUEL OMFG
•Anatole slapped Dolokhov on the ass at one poiNT DURING THE DUEL
•Pierre in The Duel holding his arms out when it’s Dolokhov’s turn like “do it. Pls.”
•DUST AND ASHES I LITERALLY STARTED CRYIBG
•Pierre’s conviction in his voice
•(also during this the cast sans Pierre comes up to a balcony to sing “ahh” and OH MY GOD LUCAS WAS WITHIN TWENTY FEET OF ME
• “TIME FOR CHURCH”
•Charming is v gay I’m like wow both the Kuragins want Natasha
•holy shit The Ball
•I was seeing this during pride month so there were same sex couples for the ball!!!
•"I will Loooove you anatoLEEEEE"
•Intermission w Russian music
•pierre in Letters is just “KILL NAPOLEON AA”
•So the audience has to pass the love letter to Natasha, and this lady just held onto it at first and Amber was like waving her arms like “c'mon c'mon Jesus Christ”
•anatoles hand movement when he sings “a Loooove letter”
•Poor Sonya my child omg
•Dolokhov is like “anatole no” and pins him to a railing at one point in Preparations
•HEY BALAGA HO BALAGA
•the god damn dancing omg
•WHOOOOooaaaaaaaOOOOHHHOOOOOAAHHOOOOAAAA
•Anatole in The Abduction
•during the “Sit Down, Sit Down” part, anatole like made a lady move so he could sit w her, and what happens is he leaned over her and you can hear the lady say “Oh Yes” like in an excited voicE lmaO
•someone was still shaking their egg and anatole looks down and goes “shhhh”
•also at one point anatole sang rlly long and everyone cheered then we stopped and then we waved his hand like “c'mon you got more”
•then he CUT US OFF
•GRACE ABD AMBER MAKING OUT
•painting smashed over Balaga
•"you will not enteR MY HOUUSEE"
•Marya is fucking savage during In My House
•"whAAAAAAAAAAAAT"
•"There’s ruiN AT THE DOOR"
•Hooooooooo man anatole like knows he fucked up
•pierre fuckin shaking anatole left and right
•"Fine, I take it back"
•"For saint PETERSBURGUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUURGGGG"
•the shadow vowel on petersburg makes anatole sound annoyed and insolent which is v good for his character
•Natasha Very Ill made me sad man
•andrey is kinda an asshole :/ (read as: very much asshole)
•PIERRE AND NATASHA OH MY GOD
•I CRIED SO MUCH
•AND THE ONLY FUCKING SPOKEN LINE I WAS SOBBING
•AND THEN THE COMET??????????
•THE MUSIC IN IT MIRRORS THE MUSIC FROM “PIERRE” WHICH LIKE SHOWS TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: PIERRE
•AND THE LIGHTS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
•AND JUST
OH MY GOD
•and then there’s curtain call and lots of cool dancing!!!
•im just like AAA
•also afterwards, I tweeted about Great Comet and the official Great Comet Twitter replied to my tweet?????) And Nick Belton Liked it??????? I was shOOOK

onelove-onelifetimex  asked:

Funny Phantom story for you: my first ever broadway show was Phantom in march of this year, but I'd actually seen the very beginning of the 25th anniversary version in middle school choir. I had hated it then so I was not expecting to love it so much 4 years later. My friends and I were literally so shook in the theater after seeing it. Anyways, I now feel like writing a personal apology to Sierra, Ramin, and Hadley for judging too soon!

Ahhh, I’m sure they’d accept your apology haha!

I actually used to think that Phantom was literally about Opera, so I refused to watch or listen to it for a long time. I’ve since learned the error of my ways ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Fun fact

My moms first Broadway show ever was The Rink, and my dad got them tickets so they were right in chita’s eyeline at the beginning of the show

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I JUST SAW MY FIRST BROADWAY SHOW EVER, AND IT WAS EVERYTHING I EVER DREAMED IT WOULD BE!!! ❤❤❤ Anastasia was my childhood movie on the Broadway stage! I met the Dowager Empress, sung along to every song, and cried practically every scene! The costumes were breathtaking, the music was memorable, the acting was brilliant, the scenery was picture perfect, the lighting was gorgeous, and so much more! I would see this show over and over again! BEST. GRADUATION. PRESENT. EVER!!!

anonymous asked:

what musical that has opened or is opening this season are you most excited for?

I have wanted CATS back on Broadway for a decade now and this Christmas I am going to NYC for the first time ever to see my first Broadway show which is the show that started my love for theatre in the first place!!!

Originally posted by wattpad

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I was like, new to twitter and new to the whole celebrity thing and I was like, “Superstoked to go to my first Broadway show ever with Lea Michele, yay!" But it was on a night when there was only one or two shows playing on Broadway and they were both across the street from each other… but I didn’t think about that! So when we came out of the show, we were happily greeted, and everybody was… it was a lot of people, it was kind of a mob scene! And we were like, woah! what’s going on?! This is crazy… 

So. Last night happened. And I have literally no words for how life changing it was for me. It’s the only way I can describe seeing Darren own that stage playing Hedwig.

Let me start by telling you that no one can be fully prepared to see what goes on in that theatre, no one. My mouth hung open for at least the first 10 minutes of the show until I realized I was just gaping like an idiot. Darren was born to be on stage, on Broadway. He owned the stage from the second he entered it and the very last second he walked out of it. Hedwig is funny, sassy, witty, sad, feisty and another number of adjectives I can’t remember the name of right now. She made me laugh to tears, she made me cry, she left me breathless at times. 

And before the show I was wondering if I would see Darren behind the make-up and the wigs and the costumes, and part of me thought I would, because come on, how can one person completely disappear like that inside a character? But Darren does. You don’t see Darren at all, you don’t see Blaine, you only see Hedwig. Darren really gives 200% of himself into the character of Hedwig and you end up wondering if she didn’t magically materialize on that stage straight from the movie. Of course she’s different than JCM’s Hedwig in the movie (don’t have a point of comparison for the show) but the very essence of her is there.

I am so fucking happy that Hedwig was my first Broadway show ever, so fucking happy that I flew all the way from Europe to experience what I did last night, and what I’m going to experience again this week (5 more shows!) The joy Darren brings me whenever I see him can’t be described. I cried at different points during the show last night because I was just so proud of him. My eyes kept welling up because DARREN IS PLAYING ONE OF HIS DREAM ROLE and my god is he fucking outstanding doing it.

I have pics and videos from the stage door that I’ll post later because right now I need to get ready to meet some friends at the theater and see my second show at 3pm, front row, baby! :)