I was a bit scared a couple times riding in the car both there and back. Our driver was a young woman with a very strong personality, and made some quick stops and merges. When we arrived, she drove in tight circles several times in the empty parking lot (to tease the people following us) before finally stopping the car.
There were not many people in line when we arrived. But, we were trying to find the best place to wait. A guy with a long white beard and dressed in red was trying to help us.
"What is your name?" One in our group asked him.
"Santa," he answered. He handed out business cards to us that read "Santa Clause," and had some nonsense instructions of how to become Santa. Santa told us that most people lined up at one door, but he showed us a side door that was more hidden where fewer people were waiting.
The stage was very small, and so was the room, but we got fairly good seats close to the front.
My favorite song in the movie is Empty Chairs at Empty Tables. It is a sad song, but I like it because Marius' friends gave their very lives for something they believed in. This song is in memory of those who died in the play. I do not necessarily agree with the cause for which they died, but it challenges me to consider if I would be willing to give my life for something I believe strongly. This is the song from the movie:
I saw Les Miserables for the first time in Korea with my co-worker Nathan when the musical version of the movie came out. I won't tell the story because it might spoil it. I did like the movie, but it does have some graphic scenes, so I can't recommend it for young children.
While watching the play, the girl next to me was very cold. The theatre was a bit drafty. I haven't been in Texas long, but I am so far convinced that the heating systems here are not as good as in Minnesota.
My favorite actor in the play was the person who played Javert, a law enforcement official of some sort, who was trying to track down Jean Valjean. The actor playing Javert was very dramatic, he had a good singing voice, and I could see that he had worked very hard to memorize his lines. He was an older actor, and though his acting was good, it was hard for me to feel that he was the bad guy because he seemed too likable.