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​For One Night, The Last Of Us Was A Musical

Tonight's stage performance of The Last of Us: One Night Live was weird, ramshackle, funny, and kinda unlike any video-game event I've seen. The best part, easily, was the musical number.

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Most of us have already seen this funny musical "alternate ending" to the game, which was initially thrown together by the cast on the soundstage as they worked on the game. Tonight's rendition benefitted greatly from a live audience, as well as from its two leads' top-notch musical theater training. Skip to 1:20 if you want to get right to the performance. Sing it, Mr. Baker!

Well, this whole thing has been great fun, hasn't it? What an odd and charming celebration of a game. Cheers to everyone involved.

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Apparently the theater audience also got to see a special scene after the cameras went off. A few descriptions from Gaf;

So the big surprise wasn't TLOU movie teaser, UC4 gameplay, or a freebie to take home. It was a deleted scene acted out. It was from AFTER the final scene in the game. In the scene, Ellie is in her room at Tommy's place, listening to her iPod/CD player etc. Joel enters the room and wants to talk to Ellie. He brings out a guitar and sings a song(Troy Baker played the guitar AND sang in the voice. Fucking amazing). Joel shares a joke that he tells Ester, a woman he's now dating from the camp, with Ellie. "What's the bad thing about eating a clock? It's time consuming." They laugh, Joel leaves the room, and Ellie strums a string. End scene, end journey...perhaps.

Also, we got a free copy of Gustavo's recent CD and the cool German exclusive steel book. What an amazing night. :)

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The scene takes place at Tommy dam one night 4 years later. Joel talks about how Tommy trying to get Joel hitched to a girl named Esther. El lies acting fairly distant, probably conflicted about joels lie. Joel then said he has a special gift for her and busts out a guitar. Then he plays a special song for her. Then he gives her guitar and promises to teach her. The scene ends with her striking a note on the guitar

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Neil also said before the scene is a goodbye to Joel and ellie.