Thursday, February 26, 2009

1 <3 NY

I first stepped on Times Square two years ago. The feeling was surreal. I knew there would be lights but i didn't think there would be LIGHTS! I could not believe i was really standing in the middle of it all. I was so happy that i wanted to laugh out loud and jump and shout. But at the same time a felt a surge of sadness that i had no one to share my happiness with. All of a sudden i wished my mom, dad and siblings were with me to experience everything there was to experience about NYC.

I went to NYC with 2 purposes: 1) To see snow; and 2) To watch Les Miserables on Broadway. I had memorized the lyrics by heart since college and i have been dreaming to watch it on stage.

It did not snow. (it did 2 days after i left NYC)

Les Mis tickets were sold out. I couldn't get tickets then. Sadly, it finished it's Broadway stint over a year ago.

2009. I went back

At the Winter Garden theater.
Mamma Mia, how can i resist you?!

By the end of the show everybody was singing and dancing. I purposely did not watch the movie version because i wanted to see it on stage. It did not disappoint.

Made me want to quit my job and join theater.

At the Minskoff Theater.

There's more to be seen than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done. On the path unwinding, in the Circle of Life.

Elaborate costumes.
Justify Full

At the majestic Theater.

Celebrating 23 years of Broadway's most haunting love story, it is currently the longest running musical in Broadway history. The Phantom of the Opera is a must see. This International phenomenon has won 8 Tony Awards in 1988 including Best Musical.

Very very impressive set.

The Phantom of the opera is here..inside your mind!

At the Imperial Theater.

My best experience so far....Billy Elliot.

It will make you cry and force you to a standing ovation. Days after watching it, it is still on my mind.

As the New York Post put it, "It is the BEST gift from Britain since Harry Potter."



Blogger jho said...

wow! talangang bakasyon engrande ka ha... btw, ok lang yung tagalog na book. Medyo may pagka-rated ng konti.

4:57 PM  
Blogger The Scud said...

waahhh... inggit ako!

was the play (Billy Elliot) better than the movie version?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous totobear said...

I'm really happy for you Don. It's nice to see you enjoyed your trip. Kainis ka. Haha! Now I have to add Billy Elliot to my list.

When do I get to read your posts on our San Francisco (non)adventure? :)

12:50 AM  
Blogger atticus said...

yahooooo. fun. i wish i'm there with you. i promise to be nice.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Abou said...

manonood din ako ng broadway pag nanalo ko sa lotto

hay kainggit ka naman

4:31 AM  
Blogger lucas said...

oh are one lucky guy! i would kill for those tickets! i love musicals and plays and unfortunately i don't have the means to watch'em on broadway yet.

i didn't know billy elliot was a play too! i love the movie adaptation. i can't imagine how it's like to watch the 'phantom' in a stage. whew!

is RENT still showing?


4:15 PM  
Blogger Mac! said...

Wow! Ang daming napanuod na musical!!!

1:52 AM  
Blogger Lene said...

Uy, musical-ly inclined ka pala. :)

8:29 PM  
Blogger Alan Tanga said...

may audition sa teatro.. ok ka lang ba maging puno? hehe.

8:31 PM  
Blogger joanne said...

tama na ang pang-iinggit.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you memorized the lyrics of Les Miserable by heart?
ok ka ah. "Bring Him Home" lang ang alam ko dun.

as for your name on my blogroll, Duke Unsimplified.
Duke Complex sounded like a psychological condition kasi. O kaya isang subdivision sa Bulacan.ΓΌ

God bless!

5:54 AM  
Blogger - litol figgy - said...

negs, pwedeng-pwede ka sa theater. madala mangailangan dun ng props na puno. minimal make-up na lang kelangan mo pag ganun o. :) hehe.

5:40 PM  
Blogger _ice_ said...

putchak pare i love new york.. wish ko lang makapunta me jan..

musta na?

1:48 PM  
Blogger duke said...

Jho. magastos! hahaha.

The Scud. Wag ka mainggit. Magagawa mo din yan. I watched the movie version and i liked it too. But it has been years. YOU MUST SEE THE MUSICAL. yun lang.

totobear. hey, glad to have spent time with you in Sanfo. Sa uulitin! Will post our SFO adventures soon.

atticus. tapos na ang bakasyon! lika, bakasyon ulet tayoooo!! wohooo!

Abou. Wag mainggit. magagawa mo din iyan. balato ko pag nanalo ka sa lotto ha.

Lucas. Bilis! catch them while they're still showing. Rent has also ended its run a few years ago i think. Don't worry, i'm sure they'll go back on in a few years.

Mac. oo nga! ang gastos! grabe! tama na!

Lene. oo naman!

Alan Tanga. Pede! tanga.

Joan. Hindi naman nagiinggit. nagsheshare lang. hahahaha. musta na?!

Utoy. uy, maganda yan Bring Him Home. Isa yan sa pinapatugtog ko sa kotse palagi.

Litol Figgy. magsama kayo ni alan tanga. hehehe. oo nga. puno ba dapat palagi?!

Ice. hamo, makakapunta ka din dun. Tawagan mo ako pag pumunta ka para mapasyal kita.

11:54 AM  

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