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Dennis Pauly from Evanston, IL
This was the 3rd time I have seen it and it is still superb. Maybe a bit long but the sets and the cast were outstanding. I never heard of Nick Cartell but his Jean Valjean will be hard to beat. The entire cast was outstanding and you could hear every word they were singing. Matt Shingledecker (what a great name) is outstanding as Enjolras. This does not seem like a touring edition but a version equal to anything I have seen in New York. Congratulations to this great cast and I am so glad I got to see this production.
Gail A Klingensmith from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
My first libe les mix. Staging singing everything top notch. Loved it mote than I can put into words.
Lynnea from San Jose, California
SEEN IT TWICE. LOVED IT BOTH TIMES
I'm a theater junkie. I rate Les Miserables as one of my top 2 favorites. The story is powerful, the songs and performances unforgettable. ( Read what it's about before you see it so you don't get left behind.) I've seen it twice on stage plus the film, and still am deeply moved by the story, characters and music.
RTR from Birmingham, Alabama
Love this musical so much! The singing, acting, and sets were fantastic. Just an awesome show! I saw this in Birmingham at the BJCC and 3 technical things could improve an already fantastic performance. First, the sound could have been louder. I was in the third row of the middle tier and heard all the movements around me over the music. My church has louder music than this show did. Secondly, the sets were rather dark. Where I was seated, the actors faces could not be discerned due to the distance, so good lighting was more imperative to see all movements. Some night scenes were just too dark. And third, a big screen to show the actors faces would add a lot to appreciating the drama, as probably half the audience couldn't see the faces due to the distance and relied on their voices and body movements to convey this. Otherwise, fantastic performance. The flow from set to set was ingenious. I'd love to see Javert's fall again and figure out how it was done. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Kris Morris from Parrish, Florida
WAS I DREAMING ?
Today, March 1st, I was at the matinee performance of Les Mis in Sarasota After reading all these negative comments I’m wondering what everyone was watching !! ?? Maybe I was in a dream ..... if I was, please don’t wake me up After seeing this production twice before, I have to say it was fabulous. The voices were unbelievable....costumes, sets, music...all magnificent.. Kudos to everyone involved . Thank you ... I thoroughly enjoyed your production
Roy Hoagland from Richmond, Virginia
GREAT PERFORMANCES, LOUSY ACOUSTICS
I have seen many a Broadway show and this was one among equals. The directing was superb, the voices incredible, the sets amazing, the pit orchestra excellent, he acting as good as it comes ... The acoustics were terrible. We had great seats (front row in the mezzanine, or Grand Tier as they call it at the Altria theater) and 50% of the words were mush, especially the choral numbers. This has happened before at the Altria. While the sound was amazing, the language was indecipherable. I should have asked for a refund as all four of us in attendance could not understand the sung dialogue more often than not. But hats off to the performers and the production company, especially the two leads. Their performances were stunning.
Dawn from Richmond, Virginia
LES MIS IN THE DARK?
I saw the truly grand production of Les Miserables years ago so I am probably very spoiled. The biggest problem of this version when I saw it Oct. 23 was lighting. Everything was so dark you could not see the actors very well at all! I understand that this was done in a style which depended on lighting and darkness, but it was WAY too dark. I had trouble telling who was singing as there was not always a spot light on them. I had to search for the singer several times. The sound balance was off for whatever reason. The actors and their singing was truly superb, although I found Javert a trifle jolting in his timing. He also needs to slow down just a bit. Grand voice though.
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