Now it’s December, and that means it is time to highlight the memories of November.
November 3rd was when I saw Les Mis when my mom. It was my 2nd time with the US Tour, but this time I saw it in Charlotte, my hometown. It did have a similar cast, but the cast was slightly different (both years were home to Josh Davis (Javert), Jillian Butler (Cosette), Joshua Grosso (Marius), Matt Shingledecker (Enjolras), and Allison Guinn (Madame Thenardier). In addition, I saw the musical at a different theater- Ovens Auditorium. The post below explains the show more in detail- I did end up with an understudy for Jean Valjean: It was going to be Nick Cartell, but I got Andrew Maughan instead. The tears flowed, and the laughter was there: that is what I want in Les Mis. So 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 were all the years I saw the stage show of Les Mis: this would make the 6th time I saw the stage show. Well, I am still not sick and tired of the musical.
- Well, December is a month I always look forward to every single year. The Christmas songs, the lights, the spirit, the decorating, etc…. Christmas is my favorite holiday. My favorite Christmas services are Lessons and Carols and The Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. I may be a millennial, but my favorite holiday movie is A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version), and watching that movie is tradition in my family to watch. I was raised watching A Christmas Carol, and that is where part of my love for the story began- and where much of my love for Charles Dickens came from- a tradition that began quite a long time ago. Just saying- December is one of the most wonderful times of the year.