Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Snapshot -- Les Misérables

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My daughter Grace has the acting bug. And I believe most musical actors are enthralled with Les Misérables. She tried out this spring, and although she didn't get a big role, she decided to continue with it, just thrilled to be part of the production. Her main role is as one of the barricade students whose boyfriend goes to fight, but she also gets to be a whore in the scene with Fantine and Woman #6 in a solo singing role.
At the end of the show, she was in tears from the sheer joy and emotion of the show. Here she is right afterwards, still wiping away tears.
The show went off with only a small hitch. In the whore scene, a banging off stage ended up with the women kind of standing around for a few minutes, still in character, but unsure what to do. 
It turns out the conductor fainted. He had been going through cancer treatment and a stand-in conductor continued the show.
It could have been a little uncomfortable for us, Grace's parents, to watch her portraying a whore, but Earl jumped right into the stream of things and leaned over to me to whisper, "Hey! Grace got a client!" as she walked off stage with one man only to return a few minutes later and be taken off stage by another. 
Grace was enchanted by the 10-year-old playing Gavrotte. He's a heckuva singer and actor and has quite the good cockney accent for an American. 
And here are Grace and her friend Carmen dressed as whores. No wonder they were getting all the business on stage.
I'm also joining in with Paris in July this month cohosted by  Thyme for Tea and Bookbath.

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16 comments:

Christine Harding said...

What a lovely experience for your daughter to take part in the show - and you must be so proud of her. I love the colours and the stripes, and it looks incredibly even. Well done! My snapshot is at http://goo.gl/LUiDP

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Lovely photos Paulita ....Gracie & her friend make beautiful whores ......what a wonderful experience for all!!

Wrighty said...

Gracie is so beautiful! It sounds like a wonderful show and you all have a great sense of humor too. I hope the conductor was alright (and you have to have something go wrong to laugh about later!). So glad she enjoyed the experience. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

What an experience! So moving to see the photo of your daughter wiping away tears!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a great opportunity for your daughter, even if the role is as a "whore," lol. She looks lovely...and very French.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OMG, that is something these girls will never forget.

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like Grace was a team player! If she keeps at it, I'm sure she'll go far!

rippleeffects said...

What a wonderful post for Paris in July. I'm impressed by the sheer emotions involved in the production. Despite her role, I'm sure you're one proud mom. Feel real bad for the conductor though.

BookPlease said...

You must be very proud of her - and rightly so, she looks fantastic and I expect she (and the rest of the cast) sounded wonderful too. I do hope the conductor is OK.

Louise @A Strong Belief in Wicker said...

What a wonderful production they did. Great photos. I haven't seen Les Miserables live, only saw the movie version with the recent one, and brought the doorstop of a book with me to Paris (it remains unopened as yet).

Just Me said...

I'm so happy for Grace. The pictures paint such a moving experience for her. Who could ask for more in life....

Thank you so much for sharing.

Joy said...

What a tremendous opportunity for your daughter. Looks like a great production!

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Elizabeth said...

How nice for all of you.

THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

DoingDewey said...

It's great that she stuck with it! I've yet to see Le Mis, but I'd definitely like too :)

Linda said...

You must be very proud. I'm glad Grace is finding her way.

Martha Eskuchen said...

I always enjoyed the high school and college musicals! Grace looks lovely and I'm glad she enjoyed it.

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