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Here's What Happened At The One-Night-Only "Bombshell" Show

It was SMASHing. Get it???

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First my friends and I pre-gamed at a bar. We had a heated debate* about #TeamIvy vs #TeamKaren. We threw martinis in each other's faces.

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*And by heated debate I mean we all clearly agreed that it is offensive to compare Karen Cartwright with the powerhouse that is Ivy Lynn.

I ran into my cousin and aunt, who were randomly sitting two rows behind me. Apparently we were all too embarrassed and silent about our undying love for Smash to even know we would be at the same event. Whatever, we are loud and proud about it now.

The show began with an orchestra medley, and then Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) walked out. Everyone screamed. They made jokes about writing this show.

And then it really began. Karen came out first to applause. And then Ivy came out and everyone lost it. The guy next to me clapped so loud that I become partially deaf in my left ear.

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The show of course started with "Let Me Be Your Star."

Karen (Katharine McPhee) did "The 20th Century Fox Mambo" number. She was amazing.

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Ivy (Megan Hilty) did "The National Pastime" and it was incredible. There were so many dick jokes. Everyone emotionally died.

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Then we moved into "History Is Made At Night." I'm crying at this point. It's so beautiful.

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And then the most unexpected thing happened. Stage manager extraordinaire Linda (Ann Harada) sang "I Never Met A Wolf Who Didn't Love To Howl." Everyone went batshit crazy. The whole audience howled. It was genius.

Fast forward to the last song before intermission, "They Just Keep Moving The Line." It was life-changing. Megan Hilty's pipes are solid gold.

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There were a few songs I was less familiar with (sorry), but there were performances by Bobby (Wesley Taylor), Sam (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Frank (Brian d'Arcy James).

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"Let's Be Bad" was brilliant. By now, thanks to the loud clapper on my left, I am fully deaf in one ear. I forgive him. I understand.

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And then, just as it started, it ended with Megan and Katharine. The show received a standing ovation. People were crying. They just witnessed something so magical.

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My only regret is that Anjelica Huston wasn't there. *sobs*