Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Catch Up on Les Miserables

I'm late posting this, but a couple of weeks ago I went to see Les Miserables. I'd never seen a stage production, so I was thrilled that Ivan Rutherford played Jean Valjean. It's a role he had already performed more than 2,000 times, and he did not disappoint. Here's a video (not from the performance I saw, but from one of those other 2,000 on Broadway, in touring companies and regional theatres). This video was posted on his website. Very powerful stuff.

And from last June, a Les Miserables flash mob in a shopping mall (I believe this was in San Francisco).


Mary Preston said...

I'd love to see Les Mis on stage. It's a great favorite of mine. I saw Fiddler on the Roof years ago upon the stage & just loved it.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, I was worried at first. I'd seen the movie (and even another older non-musical film version this year), so I thought I might be Les Mis'd out. But it was fantastic. The music is so powerful that even on this smaller regional theater stage, the sound was amazing. A very emotional and uplifting performance. I hope you get to catch it somewhere soon.