11 Natural Reactions to Lesli Margherita's "God Help the Outcasts" From The Hunchback of Notre Dame
August 26th, 2016
by Josh Ferri
Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita is dazzling West Coast audiences with some of her gypsy, tramp, and thief magic as Esméralda in California Music Circus' production of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The once and future Matilda star has had us all holding our breath in anticipation of her big Hunchback showstopper "God Help the Outcasts" and today it finally dropped (beginning at 3:51, but watch the whole thing 'cause DAMN!).
Here are 11 natural reactions we had to hearing it for the first time.
It begins with the prepare for play (wine, tissues, turning off TV and music...whatever you need).
So now you start watching the rest of the b-roll like...
But then the moment comes at 3:51 (or you're overeager and you fast forward).
And you know that phrasing has you all.
Hearing her lower notes.
That "God help the outcasts" at 4:13.
And almost instinctively a panic sets in because you're like, "Wait, are they not going to give us the 'I ask for nothing' moment?!"
But God (and the editor of this b-roll) is good and the big moment is there at 4:21.
And as it washes over you, it feels like.
Then she hits it and it's all.
But it's just a flash and then they move on again (but again, keep watching).
You only have until August 28 to see Lesli's Esmeralda, but you get her Mrs. Wormwood again at Broadway's Shubert Theatre beginning September 6. #LetsGetLoud