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Les Mis review of new mini Miz at the Queens.. NOT GOOD !

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Sigh.. sadly what I expected. Below is a link to review of the new verion of Les Miserables in London. They have downsized and it looks and sounds awful.

I tried to see the show on the spur of the moment last night hoping for a cheap seat but found it was sold out. Not hard to do in that tiny theatre. I was hoping that they had managed to salvage something of the show in the new venue but this and other reports say not.

Of course it would have been bad for the few remaining musicans and artists but as a fan I would have preferred it closed than come to this.
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So Rhoda didn't like it? re: Les Mis review of new mini Miz at the Queens.. NOT GOOD !

Though there is insight to the current state of the show here, it's obvious that the author doesn't like the show to begin with, big or small.

I'd like to see what someone thinks of it now... Who had a more positive outlook as the show in the past.
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Sorry I was also including the thoughts of a lot of fans too... I should have made that clear.

Of course I will see it myself and make MY OWN mind up as always. Perhaps I will like it but the signs are not very encouraging.
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A mostly mechanized orchestra for a sung through show just sounds like a terrible idea. I hope the show is doing ok in its new home, but it does not sound promising.
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Except for the orchestra, I like the idea of the changes. It needs a bit of a new spin it's what 16, 17, 18 years old now....
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It seems the days of Les Miz in London are dwindling down. I would rather hear another review of the "revised" show by a person who enjoyed the original production.
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I wanna read a review by somone who enjoyed the NEW production. I think I'd like it.... I'm seeing the tour in October. I hope they make the changes. I wanna see!
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how can anyone say that les mis lacks humanity? i hate the fact that the show was downsized too, but it seems clear that the author was just using this as a opportunity to bash a show which, for some terrible reason, she already had a problem with.
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I don't care how good this machine is... you can't trade 10 live musicians and their passion and uniqueness for a computer. And it will certainly effect and hurt the show. Its a shame that Cameron pushed this to squeeze out a couple more dollars from the show... Sometimes it is MUCH better to let the show Rest in Peace and do a revival in 20 yrs.
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No, I think too many including Cameron are too emotionally attached to it to see it close right now. It's not one of my absolute favorites, but I'm glad it's still open and running in some form instead of dead and barried six feet under. I wish they would have moved the B-way CATS to a different theatre. It wasn't selling out the Winter Garden, but it coulda' sold out the Plymouth for another five years at least....I mean they had the set from the recently closed national tour that could fit into any theatre... I just don't understand why they closed it, when so many other shows like CHICAGO just move from theatre, to theatre and get a momentary jump in box office gross.... I'm still grieving. Forgive me.
Updated On: 4/9/04 at 05:57 PM