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Jen

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Re: The Broadway Channel
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2015, 09:45:59 PM »
Still on Sondheim. Sorry, it's Tony Week.

"No One is Alone," from the original production of Into the Woods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHPDEDSo5XI
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Re: The Broadway Channel
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2015, 02:51:32 PM »
Today it's Les Mis?rables-- eminently appropriate, sigh. "I Dreamed a Dream:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uFww9a3D4E
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« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2015, 11:00:56 PM »
I've been listening to Phantom. I know it's cliche, I don't care. I still love it. These are the songs that resonate right now:

"Think of Me"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SF33K1ts-E

"All I Ask of You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnptZC341nM

Not, for some reason, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again." Not tonight. Weird.

This was our favourite musical Jen.
We closed our wedding reception with our last dance to All I ask of you......

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« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2015, 02:52:42 PM »
Ever since it came out, I've wanted someone to sing that song with-- and mean it. I dreamed of singing it at my wedding. Well, I never actually had a wedding-- eloped both times-- and neither my ex nor Jim could carry a tune in a bucket, lol. Xh wouldn't have considered it, in any case-- Jim would have, if he was a singer. And he definitely would've meant it. He loved Phantom too, and he wanted nothing more than to be my protector and shelter.

Is it pathetic that I still hold out the tiniest hope that someone might find meaning in it with me... someday... ? :(
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2015, 03:24:01 PM »
Not pathetic at all Jen.....I feel the same way.......or maybe I'm pathetic as well......

DH couldn't sing either!
I often longed for someone to sign romantic songs to me......

Maybe one day...maybe not....

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« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2015, 08:30:29 PM »
Broadway music is back in the C house. DD is home for three weeks before returning to New York for summer classes. She is blasting her playlist while awaiting the Tony's to be shown on the west coast. It will be fun watching the awards together tonight, especially having seen some of the nominees this year.
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« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2015, 07:40:28 PM »
It wasn't the best Tony Awards show ever, but I still enjoyed it-- as much as I can enjoy anything these days. I got my car back today after a month (total transmission rebuild, yikes!)-- I've been sharing my mom's car, and the only plus to it has been that she has Sirius. I've been immersing myself in Broadway for the past few weeks, and I've come across songs that hit me square in my lacerated heart-- some I knew, some I forgot I knew, some I'd never heard. Hair, for example, has never loomed large on my radar, but this song (from the 2009 revival) went straight to my core:

"Easy to be Hard"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz-ofKAC31s

Lately I've had a profound sense of disconnect from-- well, everything. I feel so lost, and no one is looking for me anymore... :(
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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Re: The Broadway Channel
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2015, 12:12:26 PM »
Found this one. It's a bit tongue in cheek-- come on, it's Shrek-- but it pretty well sums up how I feel today. :-\

"Story of My Life": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBN38hL9KY

Lyrics: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/shrekthemusical/storyofmylife.htm
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« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2015, 10:26:53 PM »
All right, I'm still on Shrek. This song-- well, Fiona's part at the beginning-- really resonates for me. I had my fairy tale, and it was a good story, but it ended. Now it's time to write a new one.

"This is Our Story" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFX4s-AerLc
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« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2015, 07:13:01 PM »
So I get an email today about Phantom touring again and advance ticket sales.

I just bought two primo tickets and I'm taking my oldest daughter (will be 17) in January!  She needs to see it live!!

I think this was a sign today...

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« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2015, 11:53:15 PM »
Our big performing arts center is being remodeled right now, catwalk to orchestra pit, and they just announced that when it opens next year, Phantom is coming here! My daughter *loves* it, and I haven't seen it since 1990 (!), so I think we'll have to get tickets too. She'll be 16 in December, we'll just call it a late birthday present. I need to take my mother, too... she took me to see it back in the day, it's high time I returned the favor. :)
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« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2015, 10:17:24 AM »
Fantastic Jen!!
I really am excited! My tickets arrived in yesterday's mail too!
It must have been around 1990 for me too!

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« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2015, 07:27:46 AM »
I saw A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder last weekend, it was fabulous and amazing and wonderful. I've been listening to it pretty much nonstop since I got home, and for some reason, this song has been stuck in my head. It has nothing to do with anything, really, but for reasons I can't explain it just resonates with me right now. Foolish to think anyone would ever want me... foolish to think that pigs could fly... :-\

"Foolish to Think": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RVEuDEI4EM

I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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« Reply #73 on: December 15, 2015, 06:33:38 PM »
Lately I've been listening to Shrek: The Musical a lot. This is the opening number. "It's a Big Bright Beautiful World, with happiness everywhere... it's peaches and cream and every dream comes true... BUT NOT FOR YOU."

Sigh. Just how I've been feeling lately. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55uS2w2LtdM
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2016, 03:38:34 PM »
Took my daughter to see the new Phantom production last night.

My daughter loved it! I think I may have created a live production monster!

This show brought back so many memories of seeing this in the past with my husband and dancing to some of the music at our wedding.

In many ways, this production was not as magical as the first for me. In many ways it was more magical sharing it with my daughter this time. 😊