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Behind the Barricade
Member Name: eoramha
Date: 11/03/02, updated on 11/03/02 (69 review reads)
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It all began in Marseilles...
I have always liked Les Miserables, since about the age of 12 I guess. I don't know what it is that takes my breath away every time I see it, but I have never been to a performance anything other than stunning.
I suppose that the words and lyrics are the main component that make this musical what it is. Poignant and eye-opening, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, an escaped missionary prisoner during the French revolution.
It is the intimate, yet astounding performance and role of each character that make this performance what it is. The diversity allows it to be played in so many different ways, yet the barricades are always the same, because, lets face it, the barricades are always an essential part of the performance!
By using optimum voices and choreography, the result that can be achieved is astounding. As long as the main characters are chosen for strength of voice, you cannot go far wrong. A truly magical night out that I would recommend to anyone.
This musical is one which will stay in your heart forever, as well as some of those annoying tunes you just can't forget!
Do you hear the people sing? I hope so, for your own sake.