Saturday, November 06, 2010

Gary Morris ~ Les Miz ~ Leaf-peeping

Tonight we're going to the theater to see, and hear, Gary Morris. He's versatile - best known in some circles as a country music artist of the 1980s, and in others for his role as Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Misérables. The full symphonic recording of Les Misérables is a platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning album and features Gary's now famous version of Bring Him Home. He has also appeared in a production of Puccini's opera La Boheme with another fellow Country/Pop singer Linda Ronstadt.

I wonder if he'll sing Bring Him Home tonight? Speaking of Les Miz, I mentioned it, along with some related astrology in an archived post. Here's an excerpt:
Victor Hugo's story of revolution and redemption in 19th century France is the core of the musical's success. His natal chart can be seen at Astrodatabank. He was born 26 February 1802. Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto all in Pisces, the Mutable Water sign, sign of the mystical, sensitive, compassionate dreamer.

The music for the stage show was written by Claude-Michel Schonberg (below, left) born 6 July 1944 in Vannes, France. He has Sun, Mercury, Venus & Saturn in sensitive, sentimental Cancer - Cardinal Water.

Author of the touching lyrics which bring Shonberg's beautiful music to life was Alain Boublil (below, right) born in Tunis, Tunisia, 5 March 1941. Sun, Mercury and Venus all in Pisces (similar to Victor Hugo's chart).

Lots of the astrological element of Water, Mutable and Cardinal, in those three charts! It's not at all surprising that the combination of story, music and lyrics, born of such an emotionally sensitive Watery genealogy, would have the power and the magic to open the flood-gates and touch millions of hearts. It happened!

Here's the most uplifting of all the great songs from Les Miz. Quite appropriate for our times too, as it happens. This encore is from the 10th aniversary show. (No Gary Morris in this one.)

Tomorrow we'll take off for a wee dander around somewhere or other, looking for any remaining fall colour and whatever else takes our fancy.

Consequence : BLOG ON HOLD..


Wisewebwoman said...

I was struck anew by these lyrics, T as to how they could be applied to the world of today.
Enjoy your time with Himself and I'll be looking forward to a report.

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Thanks. We'll head out soon.

Yes, I love the song in that video, it cheers me no end. I'll have another listen before I log off.