Anyway, enough of that! What shall I say that's interesting? Well, for one thing, I just noticed that a lot of my blog titles recently (within the last month or so) have been song titles or lyrics. So there's a fun fact. And speaking of songs, if you like Les Miserables and awesome flashmobs singing in Polish, you should watch THIS!...Just so you know. It's not weird that I've watched this like 5 or 6 times...right??? And it really confuses me how some people in the mall are just looking like whatever, when there's this spectacular bunch of fantasticalness happening right in front of them. I'm pretty sure if I witnessed this flashmob, I'd be hyperventilating with excitement. Then again, that's me.
So, what else can I write about? Oh! I learned something cool recently...that might actually be boring to you guys. Oh well, here goes. There's this actor named Ramin Karimloo, and he has the voice of...I don't know what. An angel? Melting chocolate? There's really no epithet to describe this man's voice. I'm listening to him as I write this and falling more and more in love.
Anyway, interesting facts: Ramin played Enjolras in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables (which used to be on YouTube, before it got taken down. But if you ever get a chance to watch it, it's fantastic, and definitely worth the three hours!), as well as other productions of the show. In the 25th anniversary, he was Enjolras and another actor, Hadley Fraser, played Grantaire. But in another production, Ramin was Enjolras and Hadley was Marius. And then in yet ANOTHER production of Les Mis, Ramin played the lead role of Jean Valjean, and Hadley Fraser played Javert. But that's not even all! In the Royal Albert Hall production of Phantom of the Opera (in 2011), Ramin was the Phantom and Hadley played Raoul! So that's fun, right? I don't know. I just really like cool connections like that. Because I'm a nerd.
So going along with that, fun facts and connections and all, here are some more:
- Ramin, who played the Phantom in the stage show (as well as the original London production of Love Never Dies) also played Christine's father in the movie of Phantom of the Opera.
- Hadley Fraser, who was in lots of productions of Les Mis, got to be in the movie of Les Mis as well. He played an army officer.
- Hadley Fraser was also in Doctor Who! He played Gareth in Army of Ghosts.
- And to veer even more off topic--if there is a topic here--there's Colm Wilkinson. He originated the role of Jean Valjean in Les Mis, and then in the movie he played the Bishop. How cool is that?! Also, he was the original Phantom in the Canadian production of Phantom of the Opera. You know, in case you weren't already convinced of his awesomeness.
Yeah...I just bored you all to death, didn't I? Sorry about that...I didn't know what else to write about, so I totally geeked out.
OH! Road trip news: We reserved our campsite for the Grand Canyon! YAAAAY! =) And we found out that there's a place there called Ooh-aah Point, which is a fantastic name.
Yeah...I kind of ran out of things to say, so I guess this is the end of the blog.
THERE IS NO WAY TO GO OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!