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Les Misérables

#20 from my 30 before 30 list is done: see 2 new plays/musicals! I try to find fun things for my mom and I to do together around town – painting, pottery, wine tasting, shows, etc. And her birthday needed to be extra special. We both LOVE the movie Les Misérables but I had never seen the stage production. And luckily the local professional theater, Aurora, was doing it on her birthday!

The story is such a huge production – so many settings, locations, time spanned – I was curious as to how it would come across on a stage, especially a smaller one. And let me tell you – I was completely blown away. Since it’s a professional theater, the talent was amazing. But it’s a small theater so it’s an intimate show. If you’re in Atlanta or east of the city, I highly recommend any show at the Aurora Theater – the couple of times I’ve been there have both been great. Les Mis is still one of my favorite shows, movies, and soundtracks and I’m so glad I got to see it with my mom!





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The Book of Mormon

I feel like I’m blowing through things on my 30 Before 30 list! I love going to shows – especially new ones – and I’m lucky to have a friend who got tickets for Christmas to The Book of Mormon at The Fox! It’s actually rare that I see a show that I know almost nothing about and don’t know any of the music from, but I had never heard anything but great things about this show.

It’s definitely not a family-friendly show. And I can see why some people would be offended by some of the content (it was written by the writers of South Park, after all). But if you’re not easily offended and have a laid-back sense of humor, you’ll love this show.



Drowsy Chaperone

It’s not often that I see a show that I know nothing about – though my roomie and musical theater friends in Nashville always introduced me to new ones – but I do usually enjoy seeing brand new shows. Mom and I went to the Aurora Theater to see The Drowsy Chaperone. I may have seen a few numbers from this show (OC members – did y’all do this one season??) but really had no recollection of the plot or tunes.

But it was fantastic. Very entertaining and funny. And the performers were great also (as it is the only professional theater in our county). And although the Fox Theater is grand, shows in smaller venues are just more personal. If you’re in Atlanta, I’d highly recommend Aurora. And if you’re into musical theater even the slightest bit, I’d recommend The Drowsy Chaperone.

#42 complete on the 101 list!

Drowsy Chaperone