we entered the theatre.
clutching our tickets.
walking calmly...but in our hearts, we were running.
we found some seats.
got a refreshment.
and waited with baited breath.
the lights dimmed.
the crowd hushed.
the music began.
we looked at each other and squealed.
the intro gave us chills.
at the end of each song we wore big goofy grins.
we wished to sing along.
sometimes we did.
by intermission...our hearts were on fire!
act two was even better.
if that is possible.
and by curtain call...we were weeping.
we thought it was over.
but then the original cast came out.
the four valjeans sang bring him home.
in perfect harmony.
there wasn't a dry eye.
and when they sang one day more.
we sang too.
and at the end...even though we were only in a movie theatre.
wiped away our tears.
and exited the movie theatre.
singing at the top of our lungs.
les miserables 25th anniversary concert.