Monday, September 30, 2013
The pull of the theatre
When I was working in Chicago, I took many weekend trips to places that were easier to get to from the huge Chicago airport. One of those trips was with several other people from our project team, when we went to Toronto for the weekend. While there, one of the members of our group saw that Les Miserables was playing at the Princess of Wales Theatre and asked if the rest of us would like to go. I was the only person in the group who had seen it before but since it's an all time favorite production, I decided to go along with the group. We got up early the next morning and went to the theatre to see if we could get tickets. While waiting in line, I started to notice the pictures of Colm Wilkinson in his role as Jean Valjean. I wondered why they were using Wilkinson's picture for this production so I stepped out of line to check further. It was then that I realized that Colm Wilkinson was actually the lead in this very production. I was so, so excited to see this legendary performer perform this legendary role. I wasn't disappointed. It was the highlight of this short trip!