Friday, June 19, 2009

the scarlet pimpernel

In homage to the upcoming play at Hale Theatre in West Valley I just finished, for the second time, one of my favorite books 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. If you haven't see this play before, you need to. It's one of my absolute favorites; the music is gorgeous, the costumes incredible, and the storyline is so beautiful. The book is fantastic as well.
If you haven't seen it before and you want to spoil it for yourself click on the link in the title of this post for a video of Douglas Sills as Percy Blakeney (a.k.a. the Scarlet Pimpernel) singing 'She Was There' - so great. But be warned, no one can be as great as Douglas Sills was at playing the Pimpernel, so if you plan on seeing it you will be let down.


Ariel said...

we're going. can't wait!!

Hayley Cathrine said...

Ah yes, Douglas Sills is wonderful. He was awesome in this live- its fun to be able to see this video with close-ups of his facial expressions. I'm excited for Hale!