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.
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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!