Paul Pierce teased everyone with "the mystery musical" when he announced the 2013-14 season.
He said it would be the biggest, most expensive show ever produced at the Springer Opera House.
He wouldn't even tell me.
Well, Paul finally told me yesterday.
It's "Les Miserables."
It's going to be big, all right.
I thought it would be either "Les Miz" or "Phantom of the Opera."
But I wondered how either show would fit on the Springer stage.
I'm still wondering that.
Casting will not be a problem. Paul and Debbie Anderson, the music director, went to UPTA (the United Professional Theater Audition) last month and auditioned a bunch of people. They were sworn to secrecy.
When I told my editors about the news, Dimon Kendrick-Holmes said I had his permission if I wanted to be in the show.
I told him that Paul will need real singers for this one.
At any rate, I can't wait to see it.
But you might want to set money aside starting now, especially if you need multiple tickets.
Tickets are $50 for adults. That will be the most expensive ticket at the Springer for one of it's shows. Special events have cost more, but that was for one-time events like seeing Burt Reynolds, Marvin Hamlisch, Garrison Keillor or Hal Holbook as Mark Twain. But for a Springer show? That's steep.
But I'm sure it will be worth it!