Sunday, June 24, 2007

And finally... it's over

Yes... our run of 16 shows in a row is over and done with.  By the end of it, many of us were close to going insane, being susceptible to laughing fits at even the slightest of silly things.  A cast member's pants ripped onstage (and loudly), which nearly sent me into a fit of laughter... another cast member mis-sung his lyrics, which sent another guy laughing, which then meant I had to fight to keep a straight face (despite the twinkle in my eye).  It's inhumane to make a company do these many shows in a row without a break.

Those of you doing theatre in Manila, consider yourselves blessed to have shows mostly on the weekends.

By the end of last night's show, my arms and legs were feeling weak and tired... everyone was battling physical and mental fatigue... and it didn't help that some a**hole was taking prolonged video of the show (during Fantine's Death, as well as the Act II Finale).  You all already know my feelings about this... I needn't write any more about it.

Right now I've got my TV on, my feet up and have sleepiness setting in.  Good night, everyone!  It's time to get some much needed rest.

27 comments:

advent philomels said...

first one to reply on this blog!sweet :) haha.. I just never get tired reading your blogs.. hope you are well rested tonight and wake up with full of energy and spend a relaxing day with your adorable baby. Ripped Pants on stage and mis-sung lyrics - great Bloopers!

Nika Echevarria said...

i miss watching you onstage, tita lea.. hope i could see you soon.. regards to everyone.. oh yeah, is tita dj pregnant ba?! i miss you all, tita..

*im in touch with tito adrian again.. hehe..*

bing ♥ said...

Being in the same time zone as New York, Lea is always up in the wee hours of morning (seeing her always online, that is). Hope she gets enough sleep before rushing for the matinee show.

dianneLouise ♥ said...

A cast member's pants ripped onstage (and loudly), which nearly sent me into a fit of laughter... another cast member mis-sung his lyrics, which sent another guy laughing, which then meant I had to fight to keep a straight face (despite the twinkle in my eye).

haha FUNNY! anyway, have great rest Lea! ^_^

dianneLouise ♥ said...

A cast member's pants ripped onstage (and loudly), which nearly sent me into a fit of laughter... another cast member mis-sung his lyrics, which sent another guy laughing, which then meant I had to fight to keep a straight face (despite the twinkle in my eye).

haha FUNNY! anyway, have great rest Lea! ^_^

Chino Hernandez said...

"A cast member's pants ripped onstage (and loudly), which nearly sent me into a fit of laughter... another cast member mis-sung his lyrics, which sent another guy laughing, which then meant I had to fight to keep a straight face (despite the twinkle in my eye). "

This is so funny! Comedy, in Les Mis! BRAVA! :-)

Go and have a good rest Ms. Lea.

Take Care and God Bless.

Mano Figueras said...

Rest well, Manang Lea! You sooo deserve it. Zzz...

arkitekfhc . said...

Spa time, manang!

Jean Candol-Piscioneri said...

Hi Lea,
Hope you are getting the good relaxing time you deserve. I'm a big fan of yours. Still remember your KLIM tv commercial and I've been enjoying watching video clips of you on YouTube. Anyway, I will be New York around mid-July, and have planned on not missing Les Miserables. Just wondering if you'll still be performing around that time. If not, that's too bad. I've been waiting for this moment really. =(

I've seen your recent interviews on YouTube and you never cease to inspire us, Filipinos, to dream big and to put forth the best effort like you do. I am very proud of you!

warm hellos from Lima Peru,
Jean

Chinky Fuentes said...

You deserve to have a rest. Your talents need a healthy body.

Gina MS said...

Go get some rest, girl, but before you do, I wanted to share with you that I went to see a local production today of "Baby" here in San Diego and it was fabulous! The girl who played Lizzie was great (in fact the whole cast were! It was amazing!) but I couldn't help wishing that it was YOU up on stage. Since I missed the Manila production, this was my chance to see the musical for the first time and it was sensational! Oh, and of course, I was listening to your Baby CD as my story goes on....and on....goodnight and sleep tight! =)

Chino Hernandez said...

Hello Ms. Lea!
Please send my congratulations to Drew. I heard he's playing Valjean.
I want to see the show again!!!!
Thank you.
Take Care and GOD BLESS.

Michael and Julie :) said...

A much deserved R&R indeed! =)

Rico del Rosario said...

Funniest thing I read today!

reginee tan said...

Rest and Get Some Energy

reginee tan said...

Tapos na ang paghihirap

jeff aguiman said...

Manang, it is already on Youtube. Here's the link. http://youtube.com/watch?v=XTbD7mkHYUw. He also posted about the video on Musicals.net http://www.musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=768941#768941

raul montesa said...

hey manang, 16 shows??? goodness me... shouldn't you get extra pay for that??? as i know you're only allowed to work a certain amount of hours in a week.... ok you rest na, enjoy your sleep... hi to rob and nic...

geraldine soropia said...

Hi Lea,

I'm in New York right now sitting in the lobby of the Sheraton hotel, and about to cry my eyes out because we had tonight's Les Miz tickets for the 8pm show and was in extreme shock and disappointment to find out that you're not performing. We re-scheduled our tickets for Tuesday night's 7pm show. The backstage gentleman and I believe one of the production or stage managers were nice enough to give us the theaters direct number to call tomorrow. They suggested to contact the theater around 5 on Tuesday, June 26th to find out if you will be performing. I guessed they felt really bad for me when I told them that I came all the way from Canada just to watch you. So, will you be performing tomorrow during the 7pm June 26th show. Please, please Lea do let me know if you will be performing tomorrow as this is my last day in New York. Look forward to hear back from you. Thank you in advance and take care.

geraldine soropia said...

jadegq
reply
jadegq wrote on Jun 25
Hi Lea,

I'm in New York right now sitting in the lobby of the Sheraton hotel, and about to cry my eyes out because we had tonight's Les Miz tickets for the 8pm show and was in extreme shock and disappointment to find out that you're not performing. We re-scheduled our tickets for Tuesday night's 7pm show. The backstage gentleman and I believe one of the production or stage managers were nice enough to give us the theaters direct number to call tomorrow. They suggested to contact the theater around 5 on Tuesday, June 26th to find out if you will be performing. I guessed they felt really bad for me when I told them that I came all the way from Canada just to watch you. So, will you be performing tomorrow during the 7pm June 26th show. Please, please Lea do let me know if you will be performing tomorrow as this is my last day in New York. Look forward to hear back from you. Thank you in advance and take care.

Arlene Tumale said...

hello jadegq,
i am praying that you will be able to catch her...Take care!

hi lea,
i hope everything is ok with you. i still find myself humming songs from "les mis" even days had passed by since I've seen it. Take care always!

joy weimer said...

I would cry too..mistake I made is I got matinee tix..one of the best seat in town..except afterwards, I didn't see Lea with the rest of the crew. I figured she only came out during the night performances. I was kicking myself for getting in the matinee show. What was i thinking?
:(

Michelle S said...

ate Lea, time to recharge those batteries para naman 'di magkasakit....I would be so extremely disappointed should I've missed your performance too...We pray that you'll stay well...Cheers!

stephen rojas said...

Dear Lea, Im amazed at the energy and the spunk in doing all these shows and still managing to smile, iba na talaga pag Pinay. regrettably us Pinoys in Pinas missed seeing you in your live concerts, kaya Hanggang audio CD na lang trip namin. I also saw you sung For Good from Wicked. Wow, galing. god bless and keep you!

Mia BellaMare said...

that's crazy... I wonder if Lea will be staying in NY after the show's run... wouldn't it be cool to see her as Elphaba?

Li'l Dove Feather said...

LOL!!!!!! Wouldn't look like a bunch of miserable peeps then!!!!

God Zilla said...

i would love to see Ms. lea salonga as Elphaba in WICKED...that wud be fantastic!