tonight we were in row D on the orchestra floor. mr. mistoffelees was lamentably somewhat lackluster, but everything else was spot on, including the most important part of the whole show: grizabella nailed "touch me!" and the jellicle ball is fifteen minutes of sheer joy and perfection.
it happened the very first time i saw it and it continues to happen: i have to hold back tears of beauty at the start of the show. it's the greatest thing to ever be on stage. the end.