I know I know! How on earth have I, a self-proclaimed complete musical-theater-nerd-trash, not seen the movie that won the Oscar for “Best Film” for all of five seconds last year? (Relive the one of the most awkward moments in Academy Award history here.) Unfortunately, being a college student means that you kind of don’t have enough money to do anything fun, so going to see movies usually falls to the bottom of my list.
But all that has finally changed because this Wednesday I will finally see the movie, at the Seattle Symphony of all places! To be honest, knowing that I will see this beautiful film on the big screen as it deserves to be seen, with a LIVE ORCHESTRA accompanying the entire movie makes the entire wait worthwhile.
Winning six of fourteen nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including “Best Original Score” and “Best Original Song”, La La Land is a musical staring Ryan Gosling as a musician and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress. The two meet in modern day Los Angeles and fall in love while pursuing their dreams.
To say I’m excited to see this performance is a pretty big understatement. The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras, having received 18 Grammy nominations and two Emmy Awards. So the chance to see such skilled performers play such beautiful pieces is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Photo from Seattle Symphony
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, check out the Seattle Symphony website here
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