January 16, 2019
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Can you guys believe that this is my 199th Journal Entry?! Next time I write, it will be number 200. That is nuts. I feel like I just started this little blog yesterday…
If you ever notice the time stamp, I’m writing this earlier than usual because I neeeed to talk about Dear Evan Hansen right now. (The Broadway Musical that I attended last night at The Smith Center, here in Las Vegas!!!)
I never really mess about in this main lobby ^, I’m always alone so I don’t have anyone to take a photo with and the line for souvenirs is always a mess. Hate this area but, I will always pause to snap a photo of each show’s little setup.
I like to spend my time waiting for the doors to open in this lobby ^ (pictured above). It’s much more calm and peaceful. But, before I was able to relax, I ran to their dining room and grabbed a little choco chip cookie (def not dairy-free…) and a cup of hot black coffee.
When the doors opened and I went up to find my seat, I somehow stopped a row too early and sat in the wrong spot. I noticed right when I put my butt down that the view wasn’t the same as it has been all the previous times LOL. I don’t know how it happened but, I got up right away– I felt bad because I had to make two trips squeezing through the same people… well, actually three trips, because I forgot my bottle of water and had to go back to get it. Oh my gosh, I was looking like a crazy person but, I didn’t let myself sweat it. 😛
Finally, I was situated in my seat and comfy enough to flip through the pages of the program. I go into every play blindly, as in, I never read what it’s about first. Fortunately, even though so many people talked about this one, I was able to avoid all spoilers and even synopsis’. I knew nothing about Dear Evan Hansen and I’m ever so glad I was able to go in this way.
This musical deserves all the praise it has been receiving. It’s touching, emotional, beautiful, modern, and even funny. I laughed out loud more than I have at any other show but, I also heard the audience (and maybe myself, as well) sniffling sooo much. I’ve never been in a crowd of criers before!
Every single one of the cast members was incredible– they were so believable in their roles. Evan’s (Ben Levi Ross) voice was absolutely flawless. It gave me teary-eyes and goosebumps; I never heard him falter or fumble once. Zoe (Maggie McKenna) was also a shining star. Her voice was music to my ears, not only when she sang, but also when she simply spoke. I wish there had been more songs with Connor (Marrick Smith); I needed to hear more of that manly, smooth voice! That’s already almost the entire cast but, I have to mention one more actress that stood out to me, Heidi (Jessica Phillips). She was just wow! She stirred up the most emotion in the crowd with her second act songs. First, in my personal favorite, “Good For You” but, especially (by the sounds of the sniffles around me getting thicker) in “So Big/So Small.” My throat was closing up at both.
I do have to admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of Alana’s (Phoebe Koyabe) voice. Every time she sang, I cringed… thankfully, she only sang like two lines on her own. Though, I have no complaints about her acting– she cracked me up! I was also almost bored to death by “To Break in a Glove.” Not only did I not like the song but, Larry’s (Aaron Lazar) voice wasn’t that great and his stage presence was very weak. He wasn’t fun to watch at all.
Okay, dinner is done so I must photograph and eat it now! BRB!
Ooo-weee, that was delicious!! ❤ Now, where was I??
Oh right, I was telling you my minor complaints about the show… I don’t have anymore about the songs or singing but…
I wish there had been different backgrounds, settings, and scenes. The weird digital, social media, Microsoft Word, baby pictures thing kind of creeped me out. It seemed like a cop out, too, they really only had beds, couches, and tables for props? Where’s the creativity in that?
Overall, the story line flowed extremely well, even with the small time jumps. I was incredibly invested in everything that was going on, so much so, I kind of forgot to worry about the most important bit… it surprised me and broke my heart when it was revealed.
Other than “Good For You,” “Requiem” and “Sincerely, Me” were my other two favorite songs. All of the other ones I didn’t mention were amazing, too. Dear Evan Hansen has been the best show of my 2018/2019 Broadway Season.
BUT, I better quit yammering away now… or this post should’ve been titled My Dear Evan Hansen Review lol.
It was raining quite heavy yesterday and it stayed dark all day. I slept in super late and it was so peaceful. When I woke up, I showered, ate dinner, and wrote my post for The Book of Essie before it was time to head out for the musical. When I got home, all I did was play The Sims. 🙂
My oldest daughter finally moved out and I got the family a cute little kitten. Now, they have an adult female dog named Mochi and a male kitten named Oliver! They are both adorable. I wish we could do more with them though. Like, maybe even be able to switch controls to them like with toddlers.
Today, I woke up early around 10:30 AM. I read some blogs on my Reader but sadly, there weren’t that many new posts. I finally have caught all the way up on reading your blogs!!! I am a bit sad I have nothing to read on the toilet now though hahaha.
Instead, I decided to read The Accidentals which I started a few days ago and am now more than halfway through. From what I’ve read, it’s enjoyable and easy. I found this one on a Goodreads Best of 2018 list, too… hopefully it makes up for the last one.
I took a shower at almost 2 PM, kind of woke boyfriend up…(hehe), took some pictures of my January Ipsy and Boxycharm products before the sun set! Then, I hopped onto here, started writing this, and I’ve been here ever since. (Minus my quick dinner/Futureman intermission.)
Now, I’m gonna smoke a blunt with boyfriend, drink some hot black coffee, possibly make some cookies… and, you guessed it, spend the rest of my night playing The Sims!! 😀 When will this addiction end?!