Yesterday was my sister’s birthday and for her requested activity of the day she asked me to go see Les Miserables with her. We’ve been anxiously awaiting Les Mis coming to the theaters and it was super hard to wait until the 31st to see it, but it was worth the wait. I really enjoyed the movie and tried my best not to sing out load while watching it! There were times when I was mouthing the words right along with the actors. I knew it would be an emotional movie, but I didn’t expect to find myself sobbing at the end of it. I didn’t bring any kleenex, so I was really trying to hold it together. I asked my sister to wait for the theater to clear out a bit before we left. I needed to regain my composure. It was a great movie that brought back so many memories for me.
Les Mis has always held a special place in my heart because it was my high school musical. My senior year I decided that I wanted to do an extra curricular activity. I had been in choir all four years of high school, but most of my time outside of school was dedicated to church. I wanted to break that trend and do something different. It was my last year, so why not! I will admit that I might be biased, but I think for a group of teenagers, we did a pretty good job pulling off this complicated production. My sister fell in love with the music because I had a practice CD that I had to listen to over and over again. We would belt it at the top of our lungs and let the emotion of the music over take us. It was so much fun! The whole production and experience is one that I’ll never forget. I was only a chorus girl, but I had a couple of solos and I got to play a nun which had no speaking parts, but a really cool outfit! Most of my choir friends were in the production and had major parts, so it was a fun environment to take part in. I will always remember fondly my senior year high school musical. It gave me a deep love for the story and for the music. Below are some pictures from the archives of my computer! It wouldn’t be a complete Les Mis blog if I didn’t show off my nun outfit!