Today I went to go and see Evita at a local theatre which I thought was wonderful. There was a place on the GCSE group trip so I went along as a 'responsible adult' (teehee!). I'd never really heard much about the show before. I knew it was by Andrew Lloyd Webber - but not a lot after that.
I thought the show was absolutely brilliant. The performers were amazing and so professional - I was in awe. I couldn't believe how many lines they had to learn either! lol - I get stuck remembering the words of a three minute song...and that's usually a song that I've written! Actually, when I was about thirteen I was Cinderella when we performed it with the theatre group I was a part of - there were lots of lines in that as I was on in every scene. :-S
Learning lines in acting has never really been a big problem for me. I used to do festivals and won a few cups and stuff for reciting poems. I also got honours for my grade 8 acting. :D That was a while ago though. I don't really do acting anymore - only through my songs. I did enjoy acting though. Maybe I'll start again one day.
Anyway...Evita. :) I thought the story was absolutely fascinating. I'd never heard of Eva Peron before. I guessed it was true because there were portraits of her on the stage at the 'shrine' kind of scene and so I read a bit about her when I got home. I think her story is wonderful, though very tragic. I'd love to see it again soon actually - now I've looked into the history a bit more.
Here's a link to a YT video with pics and a little info at the side...
She seemed a bit like Princess Diana in a way. - The people's princess, tragically lost so young. :(
I'd still like to find out more about Eva Peron and her story. Maybe that's a thing for the gap year. :) I really need to go and see more musicals in my gap year! I've seen Wicked in the West End (Idina Menzel playing Elphie :)) and Evita and that's it. I'd love to see The Lion King. :) I used to absolutely looooooooove that film (and still do!)...but it's so sad when poor Mufasa dies. :'(
Anyway, I'd better go now - need to wash my hair!
Lots of love,