As I walked into the theatre, a lot of speculations about the movie circled around in my head. I had heard many commendable reviews about it, such as, "best film of the year" and "exceptionally well done". After seeing it, the expectations became reality.
On Christmas Day a beautiful major motion picture was shown to the world to share its glory. This movie was Les Miserables. My friend and I went to go see it as soon as we possibly could. We could not miss this! This was the first time I saw les Miserables on screen or in the theater, so without knowing the story I didn't know what I was in for.
In The Heights, a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, is a show about life in the primarily hispanic community of Washington Heights, New York. The show was recently put on by Pioneer Theater Company, a professional theater based out of the University of Utah. When I walked into the theater, I was greeted by the monstrous set that was designed to look like an urban street area. The set was gorgeous, every detail, from the bricks, trash cans, and fire escapes was done impeccably and masterfully.
The musical styles of the world have changed so many times over the years. I think this is because as humans heard many sounds that could inspire different emotions, they became set on perfecting it. The earliest forms of music go back as far as history itself. With singing and banging on primitive drums.
Bye Bye Birdie is one of my favorite plays that Judge has performed. Everyone did an amazing job and the music, comedy, and storyline of the play made it excellent. Heading into the auditorium I was full of apprehension as to what this play would bring. I did not read about the play beforehand and therefore had no idea as to what was in store for me. The Mystery of Edwin Drood last year did not appeal to my tastes especially after having to live up to the play of Rent the year before which everyone loved.
Although someone already made a post promoting Judge Memorial's fall musical Bye Bye Birdie, they failed to say when and where you can see this amazing production! The musical will be running November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12th at 7:00 p.m. & November 6 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and $5 for senior citizens and are available at the door and may also be ordered ahead of time.
So I'm part of this musical. It's called Bye Bye Birdie. I don't really have a point with this point except to talk about myself, so in that way it's sort of like a blog. But hopefully someone will read this. (By the way, if you are reading this, you should come see the show. It opens tomorrow.)
I'm the lead, which means that I sort of have/get to act like a leader in the cast. One time I yelled at Dexter or Charlie because we were in the middle of a scene and they totally got everyone off track, but in general I try to be a nice guy. That's kind of my job.
I am in the Judge Memorial Catholic High School's production of Bye Bye Birdie and thought I would do some research on the show. Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army.