Full Circle between Two Musicals

Do you know what it means when a full circle happens? I know that happened, and that was between Wicked and Les Mis. Why do I saw that?

For starters, let’s talk about my first experience with Wicked. That was back in August 2006. I was 12 and my mom went to NYC alone. Part of it included seeing Wicked on Broadway. All I can remember is that I was with mom and that “Popular” was my favorite song. That musical sparked my love for musicals. I was able to understand emotional connection and discover the complex and emotional side to musicals: the core emotions were excitement, love, joy, and sad (which I thought I knew). I had no idea how much one musical would challenge everything I knew about in musical theatre.

Where does Les Mis come into play? While Wicked sparked my love for musicals, Les Mis turned that love into a passion. I believe that if Wicked never entered my life, there is no way Les Mis would have been able to happen.

I think things truly came full circle when I saw Les Mis in the West End. That date was July 30th, 2015. Just like with Wicked, an incredible theater district and once again it was a date with my mom. Those two musicals combined are where my passion truly comes from. By the time I saw Les Mis in the West End, I had already seen the film, the 25h concert, and the stage show three times. It was because of Central Piedmont Community College’s production that made me develop a dream of seeing the show in London.

“I Dreamed a Dream”

There is one other way things came into full circle with Wicked and Les Mis. My university home is Gardner Webb. In January 2016, I ended up seeing Wicked with GWU. The next year, I saw Les Mis on November 5th, 2017. So, I was able to see both with my university, a school that changed me for good.

Author: mphtheatregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog mainly is about musicals. Every so often I talk about spirituality. Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. I hope you find my blog inspiring.

2 thoughts on “Full Circle between Two Musicals”

  1. This was a really cool post to read! It’s an interesting way to think of your experience with these two, as coming full-circle. I hope that you continue to be able to see these musicals many more times! 😄


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