Newest Review: ... round and round all evening. I did enjoy it and was glad I saw it, but think I was expecting more. Les Miserables is currently on at t... more
Member Name: gajonesmcse
Date: 24/07/00, updated on 24/07/00 (39 review reads)
Advantages: nice music
Disadvantages: over rated sentimentalism
i was really looking forward to seeing this show and when i finally did get to see it i was very disappointed.
the first thing i noticed was how bare and drab the production was - the scenery was minimalist and the best special effect was the start of the second act when the barricade is formed
the production lasts for nearly three hours and while some of the music is very good, it can be a bit repetitive
i have seen people crying at the end of this show but i just couldn't understand why -
i didn't hate it all - there are some brilliant songs like stars, empty chairs at empty tables and the end of act 1 is quite impressive (one day more) - i was also impressed by the suicide of javert (simple but effective)
however just for me it didn't live up to expectations - i had high expectations for phantom and it delivered on every front
i really can't understand how this has ran so long - miss saigon had better music and a more effective staging but that closed last year
don't believe the hype!
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