Tuesday, January 22, 2008

On My Own...The Story of Eponine

One of my favorite Broadway hits is the musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, Les Miserables. Who would have thought that you could set a revolution to music and find it entertaining?

Last night I had the most vivid dream that I arrived backstage at a broadway theater thinking I had a small chorus role to play. I didn't even know what show it was. Suddenly, I'm thrust into a costume and given a cocky little hat and some rags to wear, my hair is lengthened by extensions and made all raggedy, and my face is rubbed with more grime than makeup.

The role? Eponine - the sympathetic waif daughter of the Thenardiers.

Suddenly I'm on stage belting out "On My Own" - Eponine's signature song - and astonished to hear the sounds coming from my mouth.

I awoke this morning with the song reverberating around my brain and haven't been able to get it out of my head. If anyone has any ideas on what this dream means let me know. I am not a singer, never dreamed of starring on Broadway, didn't even participate in drama club in high school...so this one has me puzzled.

Regardless - it was a good dream. Think I'll play the soundtrack tonight when I get home.


Mrs. G. said...

I have never had a Broadway Musical dream. I wonder what this means.

A's Mom said...

At least it was a good dream... that's all that matters. Unfortunately, I haven't seen this one and don't know the words to the song (I'll look them up), but maybe something in the song made you think of it.

Keep dreaming... it's good for you!

AmyBow said...

I didn't even know you could sing! I think a concert during lunch is in order:)

Minnesota Matron said...

Got here from Mrs. G. LOVE Eponine too. I once dated someone whose stepmother was in the Washington DC Opera and had the female adult lead role -- can't remember her name at the moment. While visiting, she walked around singing all the time. It was spectacular: she was that good, you felt as if you were at the opera. My kids saw this and felt differently.