I am finally back in NY!! There were so many shows I wanted to see. Got to eat at my favorite restaurants, go to my favorite spots in town and see some of my best friends.
Now, I feel this was the best NY theater marathon that I have done haha.
Get ready for this! Because Hamilton is THE SHOW!!!
I got to New York knowing this was the hottest ticket in town. I have decided to go to the show but I had to get through the lottery which was the only way to get tickets.
I went there every day and there were around 800 people there. YES, EIGHT HUNDRED!!! In every lottery.
I tried and tried and tried. No luck -.-
Then on the last day, I walked there and said it is now or never. Guess who is the second name they pull out? MINE!!! I screamed like I have won the lottery, like the real one haha.
Well, I spent s few hours at Times Square showing off my TEN-DOLLAR tickets and the Hamilton bracelet.
I sat front row center.
The show was unbelievably amazing. I was waiting for a show to hit me like this. The music is genius and of course he reinvented Musical Theatre with this show.
The staging, the music, the actors and the lights were conducted so well that I was jumping on my seat.
If you can save some money and buy your ticket, do it! If not, try the lottery. It is worth it.
UPDATE: They just released the music of the show! Please listen to it. My favorites are: "Satisfied", "You'll Be Back", "Say no To This" and pretty much the rest of the show!!!
I just got back from NY! Of course I didn't want to come back to LA. I love NY so much, I never want to leave. EVEEEN though it was really cold. I was SPRINTING from a place to another to not die in the street haha.
Check out this trip's marathon
Honeymoon in Vegas was so funny!!!! I thought I was gonna like it but I LOVED IT!!! Some scenes had such clever staging that it made love the show even more. The music got my attention because of the Bossa Nova feel of some of them!
The show literally brings you to Vegas! Great job.
STOP! KRISTIN! STOP!
This show is her! The cast is strong and all but if she is not on stage there is something missing! She shines! I have never seen her live and now I understand why everybody loves her. I was in complete awe. She is singing, dancing and taking charge of that show like a queen.
The 4 tappers were incredible. Made me want to do a tap show haha!
It is a limited engagement so RUN!!! Don't miss it.
I had to sit closer! I came back to this and loved every bit of it.
I want to listen to I Can Cook Too all the time. That song is my new Musical Theatre jam. I loved it.
The dance is still incredible! Dancing is so beautiful. And what I love the most about them is that it looks sooooooo effortless that it hurts haha. Stunning.
As you can see it is still in Town, so what are you waiting for??
If you checked out my last post you will see that I have had an experience with this show already.
But now I can say:
I AM IN LOVE WITH LES MISERABLES!!!
I was moved! The show, the cast, the sets, the outfits, the lights, the music..... EVERYTHING!!
The amount of standing ovations given during the show was ridiculous!!! But all very well deserved!!! On My Own killed me! She had those acting beats on point haha.
Bring Him Home had a standing ovation. On My Own got me to stand. Empty Chairs had a standing ovation!
To the cast of Les Mis on Brodway,, THANK YOU!! You guys made this trip worth it.
I have seen the show before in LA and I was impacted by it. Nick DeGruccio and Wendy Rosoff did an amazing job with it.
So, I was expecting kinda the same thing. WRONNNG!! This killed me. It was different from the one in LA so I am not even going to compare.
The show was incredible, Alan and Emma were sensational! Everything about this show was great! The way the show got darker and darker got my attention. I couldn't blink by the time she sang the last song.
Brilliant! I was in complete awe!
I had a few days off so I decided to go to Vegas!
I know everybody goes to Vegas to turn up but I am a little different hehe. I go to Vegas to watch the shows :-P
The last time I came to Vegas I saw "O" and "BeLIEve". This time I got to experience five different Cirque Du Soleil shows. AND Britney Spears!!!!
The Piece of Me Show is UNBELIEVABLE!!! That is the biggest theatre I have ever seen (Not gonna compare to an actual concert because she is not touring or anything because the Circus Tour was also an amazing show.). That theater was transformed to house this concert and in each section of the show it looks like a different show. Brilliant.
The dancers are on point. All of them are amazing, fierce and hot!! I fell in love with them.
The setlist is phenomenal. She has a setlist of hit after hit. It is literally a piece of her this show. We go through all of her main moments of her career. I was amazed with the versions of songs and the amount of hit songs she has.
Now, Britney, I know she is not the Britney of our 90's and 00's but she is starting to kill the game again. I was like: Look at you throwing some fierce dance moves there haha! She was even doing double pirouettes.
She will renew with Planet Hollywood for a long time because the show was sold out and everybody was having a blast.
After this trip I am only missing the show Love to complete my Cirque Du Soleil in Vegas journey.
Let me start with my least favorites which were Kà and Mystére.
Kà had the moving stage which was a very cool and all but that was it. I did't get any chills or was scared for the performers at any moment. I saw some promos before and was expecting a lot more from it. But if you look at the show from a technical point, it is shocking. The stage literally flips around throughout the whole show. Great to see but not for that price.
Mystére was my least favorite of all. I did not understand what was going on. The theater/stage was the usual Cirque du Soleil so that was unimpressive. I remember almost falling asleep during the show. I never felt that before in a Cirque show but I was bored.
NOW, let's talk about the best shows!!!
Zarkana was great! I got to see the show in New York at the Radio City Music Hall and they sure changed A LOT of things. The name lost a little bit of sense because they lost the character of Zarkana in the remake of the show but it is still impressive. It looks like a theater but then suddenly you are brought into the world of Cirque ! I was loving the numbers presented and the flying over the audience had my mouth open haha. MUST SEE!!
My favorite two shows in town are One and Zumanity.
Zumanity is the most sensual Cirque show. I have never seen so much sex on a stage. I was having all the feels in that audience. They sure kept me engaged and the whole theater. I came back and saw the show a second time. It was a mixture of Cirque with Cabaret and Burlesque. It was a great experience.
One was the show I waited until the last day to see. I almost missed it because they were almost sold out. But luckily I bought the last two seats of the house. THE SHOW WAS EVERYTHING. Just the music of Michael Jackson by itself is ridiculously amazing.
The theater was completely redesigned for the show. All the seats have their own sound system. It was an immersive experience. They had the most simple circus act all the way to a Michael Jackson projection that made it look like he was alive. I was almost standing up and jamming with the songs. The audience cried, laughed and ended up leaving the theater wanting more.
Let the MJ legend live forever!!
See you soon, Vegas!!
I HAVE A VACATION!!!!
It has been such a crazy journey so far that I needed to go to Brasil and see my family and friends.
I missed them so much! The picture above you can see my best friends. I LOVE THEM!! I would do anything to have them in LA with me.
I will be staying here for 12 days. I get to relax, enjoy everybody and get some extra energy for the next months of college.
I DON'T WANNA LEAVE!!! AAAH!
This year's Holiday celebrations I got to spend in Europe! I had such a blast even though it was super cold and you know me, BRAZILIAN, I sure do not know how to handle cold temperatures.
My sister lives in Germany and me and my mom traveled from LA and Brasil to celebrate.
Christmas we spent with my sister's husband family. It was really nice. We had a nice dinner and exchanged some gifts.
New Year's we went on a boat ride and saw the New Year fireworks at the Rhein River. That sure was beautiful and magical.
Here we go 2014!! Let's do this.
Well, I loved being here for a couple of days. Rita hated the cold weather but she will come back, in the Summer haha.
I will see you soon NY! I leave but heart stays.
Just landed in Vegas!! Got to the Bellagio and this is the view of my room. Lining up: O and BeLIEve.
UPDATED***: "O" was incredible. The was they played with water and the floor hiding the water was just great (Once you see it, you will understand what I mean. Breathtaking lots of times. YOU CAN'T MISS THIS SHOW.
BeLIEve was good. I didn't looooove it though. Lots of the tricks are mainly stage tricks and for a theater kid like me, I was able to figure out the majority of them. But it was great to see a very different show from the usual Cirque Du Soleil shows. It is definitely a show that you have never seen at any other Cirque shows.
From Brasil to the world. Actor, Singer, Dancer, Entrepreneur. Storytelling drives me.