A Heart Full of Love Analysis

When it comes to love triangles in musicals, the ones that automatically come to mind are the ones in Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Mis. A Heart Full of Love serves as the romantic duo in Les Mis- it is between Marius and Cosette, who are the two lovers.

(Marius)
A heart full of love
A heart full of song
I’m doing everything all wrong
Oh God, for shame
I do not even know your name
Dead Mad’moiselle
Won’t you say?
Will you tell?

(Cosette)
A heart full of love
No fear, no regret

(Marius)
My name is Marius Pontmercy

(Cosette)
And mine’s Cosette

(Marius)
Cosette, I don’t know what to say

(Cosette)
Then make no sound

(Marius)
I am lost

(Cosette)
I am found!

(Marius)
A heart full of light

(Cosette)
A night bright as day

(Marius)
And you must never go away
Cosette, Cosette

(Cosette)
This is a chain we’ll never break

(Marius)
Do I dream?

(Cosette)
I’m awake!

(Marius)
A heart full of love

(Eponine) He was never mine to lose

(Cosette)
A heart full of you

(Eponine) Why regret what could not be?

(Marius)
A single look and then I knew.

(Eponine) These are words he’ll never say

(Cosette)
I knew it too.

(Eponine) Not to me…

(Marius)
From today…

(Eponine) Not to me…

(Cosette)
Every day

(Eponine) Not for me…

(Cosette & Marius)
For it isn’t a dream

(Eponine) His heart full of love

(Cosette and Marius)
Not a dream

{Eponine) He will never

(Cosette and Marius)
After all!

(Eponine) Feel this way…

A Heart Full of Love, Les Mis

Yes, my love for Marius and Cosette is an unpopular opinion.Their relationship is so adorable and they help bring hope into Les Mis. That is why Marius had to survive the barricades. A Heart Full of Love may be the romantic duo, but it is clever towards the end when it becomes a trio. You already are feeling joy for Marius and Cosette, but at the same time you start to feel heartbroken for Eponine- that is what happens when the duet is turns into a trio. In the love triangle, my favorite character is Eponine, but I still love Marius and Cosette.

The Biblical Musicals I Love

Yes, there are musicals that are based off of stories in the bible. I actually have fallen in love with two of them, and each of them were written by famous composers. I decided to talk about the two of them today. As a matter of fact, I ended up seeing both of them live at Central Piedmont Community College- seems to a kind of coincidence.

Godspell

I am going to start at Godspell, the 2nd Stephen Schwartz musical I fell in love with. Due to already falling in love with Wicked, I was convinced to give Godspell a chance. When I saw Godspell, I remember loving the costumes- from a hippie to a pink dress holding a white star and a guy with a black and red theme with a red mohawk. Little did I know I would see some of those actors again in future CPCC productions.

Ryan Deal, the Jesus, would eventually play Valjean and also would be in the Musical Revue, Some Enchanted Evening. One of the female ensemble members would be in the female ensemble of Les Mis and would eventually be Laurey in Oklahoma. The Judas would later play Will Parker in Oklahoma. I thought that was actually amazing that would happen- the fact I would see those three actors again.

Godspell has an incredible collection of fun and exciting songs. It feels like a modernized version of Jesus’ story- due to those fun costumes.

Favorite song: We Beseech Thee

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

I just recently saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Another well-done production and crazily enough I saw an actor from the past- in the children’s choir, my Young Cosette from CPCC’s production was in this choir (glad to see her again). Really talented narrator and Joseph. After all, Joseph really shined during “Close Every Door”- I was in tears during that number (yes, I knew the song was heartbreaking, but wasn’t expecting that reaction. Even loved the group of brothers. Loved the colorful and fun costumes and that was an amazing ending.

Joseph has an amazing mix of fun and emotional songs- the way you want a musical theatre soundtrack to me. Makes a show more believable and relatable. What made Joseph meaningful was that it was the first musical I saw in person after musicals closed when the pandemic began. Seeing musicals was something I strongly missed- going to them is one of my biggest escapes. Still have a hard believing this was Webber’s first musical- after all, he was only 17, and it is an incredible musical.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Review

Today was one of the best days ever! It has been a LONG time since I stepped foot into a theater to see a musical live. Being able to see one felt like forever- July 25th was when that chance finally came. So, it was a pretty exciting experience for me. Yes, it was at Central Piedmont Community College, but seeing a musical there is similar to seeing a musical professionally.

There seemed to be a coincidence seeing Joseph at CPCC- that was because the first time I remember seeing another musical at that community college was another biblical musical. That’s right- outside of Joseph, I also saw Godspell there.

My cast- wish I could bring up others, but will only bring up the narrator and Joseph. It will be too hard to bring up everyone

Narrator- Lindsey Schroeder

Joseph- Rixey Terry

About the narrator, she was incredible in her role. I loved her in every moment I saw her in. Even Joseph was incredible- he truly shined in “Close Every Door”, a moment I teared up in- coming into the show, I knew it was heartbreaking, but wasn’t expecting that reaction. The brothers together made up an incredible ensemble. I even loved seeing the child choir- one of which played my Young Cosette when I saw Les Mis here.

The costumes were incredible- so beautiful to look at. I even loved how the show ended- with the dancing and the confetti exploding at the end. A wonderful way to start musical theatre up again.

True Love Analysis

My favorite added song in Frozen is True Love. However, I still don’t understand why it eventually got cut from the production. It happens a pivotal and emotional moment in Anna. At least, it still is on the Original Broadway Soundtrack.

I’ve sat alone in this room before
Hours and hours on end
I know this delusional ‘Wish the door
Will open to reveal a friend’

I know this solitude
I know this kind of cold
But I had faith in what the stories told
Of true love
How I’d find true love

And here I am in this room again
Just as lost and small
That lonely girl with a desperate heart
Is who I am, after all

There’s no escaping her
But now the dream is gone
Because I spend a lifetime counting on
True love
True love

I was looking for a fairy tale
And dove headfirst into his
Turns out, you cant find love
If you don’t know what it is

And now it’s clear I’ll never leave this room
It ends as it began
With no one but myself to blame
I played my part
In the plan

Dreaming got me here
And yet the dream won’t die
I can’t wish it away
No matter how I try

True love
True love
True love

Frozen, True Love

True Love is a heartbreaking love song, which Anna isn’t expecting. For those who know Frozen, at first we think Hans loves Anna, but in reality it isn’t what we think it is. It later turns out that Hans is pretending. Anna needs an act of true love to save her life due to a frozen heart- but Hans betrays her and plans to kill her sister, Elsa. This is a way of taking over Arendelle. Ever since hearing of Hans plans, Anna is heartbroken. She doesn’t even know what to do- where will her act of true love be in order to save her life???? True Love happens after Hans betrays Anna- despite the song being cut, I still see it as a part of Frozen. Just like “I’m Not That Girl”, it is another ironic song.

Corner of the Sky Analysis

It was Corner of the Sky that got me interested in seeing Pippin in the first place. I saw the musical May of 2015 as a date with my mom. Pippin almost didn’t enter my life- mom and I ere lucky to get the last two tickets when the show toured to Charlotte. In my opinion, Corner of the Sky is one of the best “I Want” songs in musicals. In addition, it is one of those songs several people can relate to.

Everything has its season
Everything has its time
Show me a reason and I’ll soon show you a rhyme
Cats fit on the windowsill
Children fit in the snow
Why do I feel I don’t fit in anywhere I go?

Rivers belong where they can ramble
Eagles belong where they can fly
I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free
Got to find my corner of the sky

Every man has his daydreams
Every man has his goal
People like the way dreams have
Of sticking to the soul
Thunderclouds have their lightning
Nightingales have their song
And don’t you see I want my life to be
Something more than long…

Rivers belong where they can ramble
Eagles belong where they can fly
I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free
Got to find my corner of the sky

So many men seem destined
To settle for something small
But I won’t rest until I know I’ll have it all
So don’t ask where I’m going
Just listen when I’m gone
And far away you’ll hear me singing
Softly to the dawn

Rivers belong where they can ramble
Eagles belong where they can fly
I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free
Got to find my corner of the sky

Stephen Schwartz, Pippin

The song is about figuring out where you belong. What Pippin wants is to figure out where he truly belongs, which will be his “corner of the sky”. This is something he is searching for throughout the musical. In real life, we all want to find our “corner of the sky”- the place we truly belong.