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LES MIS IN BOSTON

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LES MIS IN BOSTON#0
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:12am
anyone seen it? i saw it tonight and thought it was great, id love to hear what others thought!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#1
Posted: 2/18/06 at 1:24am
Also saw it tonight, and thought it was incredible.
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#2
Posted: 2/18/06 at 1:25am
That's ALL you guys are going to say?! re: LES MIS IN BOSTON
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#3
Posted: 2/18/06 at 1:32am
Who were the standouts? What did you like and what didn't you like about the show, if anything?
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#4
Posted: 2/18/06 at 1:32am
Fine, Lizzie, just for you re: LES MIS IN BOSTON

Randal Keith as Valjean = amazing. I don't have my Playbill with me (its still in the car), and I can't remember any names, but I will say the cast was uniformly stellar, not a weak link. My personal standouts were Eponine and Marius. In case you were wondering, there was an understudy for Cosette, as well as two or three ensemble members.

Easily the best national tour (of any show) I've ever seen. What a wonderful way to lose my Les Mis virginity re: LES MIS IN BOSTON .

I would write more, but I'm extremely tired (thanks to the T... but thats a different topic).

ETA: One thing that I REALLY liked about the show was the staging. I loved the rotating stage!
Updated On: 2/18/06 at 01:32 AM
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#5
Posted: 2/18/06 at 2:12am
Great, I look forward to hearing more. :)

A friend of mine saw both Cosette understudies in one weekend when the regular Cosette was on leave, and she really liked both of them. (I haven't seen either, but saw both their predecessors.) Good to hear!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#6
Posted: 2/18/06 at 2:26am
i saw it tonight as well. I am not a fan of the show. I saw it on broadway years ago and i didn't care for it. Since it was in town, i decided to give it a second chance. I still don't care for it. I find the music forgetable and the plot very slow at times. However not based on my liking of the show, the production is in great shape. Most of the acting was great especially Valjean, the thernadiers, eponine and Marius. The set gorgeous and the costumes gorgous as well. So if you are a fan you will enjoy the show very much. Oh and if you do student rush get there early!
"At the opening night party, they had clowns on stilts, jugglers, a chocolate fountain, popcorn, hot dogs. [My son] looked at me like I had been holding back. Like, 'This is what you do?' I had to tell him, 'No, no, darling. Opening nights don't usually look like this.' It's usually a dark bar with a bottle of vodka." ?Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Jan Maxwell plus i proudly share the title of the shortest member over the age of 10 with wickedrentq!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#7
Posted: 2/18/06 at 9:37am
I am going to do the Student rush. I honestly cannot wait. :)!!!!!!!!!!!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#8
Posted: 2/18/06 at 11:47am
I am going to do studnet rush too, I have never seen Les Mis and I think I should before I lose my chance.
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#9
Posted: 2/18/06 at 11:55am
Is this the last tour? I thought I heard that.
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#10
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:04pm
zippy -- I looked for you, but I didn't see you! Where were you in the massive student rush line? What time did you get there?

The Broadway in Boston website said that student rush ticket availability was not likely, so I got there early (6:15, tickets went on sale at 7), and was like #3 in line. I got a seat in the back of the orchestra, off the the left. Not a bad seat, really.

Swifty -- this is being billed as the final Boston engagement. Whether they'll go back out on tour after Broadway, who knows, but its being billed like that.

Lizzie -- I wrote up a full review that I plan to use on my theater website (to be constructed!), just follow the link below re: LES MIS IN BOSTON
My (long) Les Mis Review
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#11
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:10pm
Aghhh... I'm dying to see this but I doubt I will.

But... Boston, is SOO close...

*dies*
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#12
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:21pm
timote so funny i was fourth in line!!!! i can't believe we missed each other! we got there around the same time. so crazy. I was with my two friends and i was wearing a blue hat and black jacket. For everyone else get there early!!!!!!! my seat was all the way on the right but row g. They worked. i missed a little of the action but that is what you get for 25. Yes it is the final engagement!
"At the opening night party, they had clowns on stilts, jugglers, a chocolate fountain, popcorn, hot dogs. [My son] looked at me like I had been holding back. Like, 'This is what you do?' I had to tell him, 'No, no, darling. Opening nights don't usually look like this.' It's usually a dark bar with a bottle of vodka." ?Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Jan Maxwell plus i proudly share the title of the shortest member over the age of 10 with wickedrentq!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#13
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:24pm
Ah yes, I remember the blue hat! lol
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#14
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:26pm
but wait what were you wearing? you know who i was so i need to know you now! thats sounds really odd.
"At the opening night party, they had clowns on stilts, jugglers, a chocolate fountain, popcorn, hot dogs. [My son] looked at me like I had been holding back. Like, 'This is what you do?' I had to tell him, 'No, no, darling. Opening nights don't usually look like this.' It's usually a dark bar with a bottle of vodka." ?Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Jan Maxwell plus i proudly share the title of the shortest member over the age of 10 with wickedrentq!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#15
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:29pm
I was in the khakis and black jacket, blonde hair, leaning against the wall right next to the seating chart.
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#16
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:31pm
oh i remember. Well i guess we can meet up another time. yeah the student rush got crazy busy. I wonder if everyone got tickets. I have never seen it so busy and this was my third rush in boston.
"At the opening night party, they had clowns on stilts, jugglers, a chocolate fountain, popcorn, hot dogs. [My son] looked at me like I had been holding back. Like, 'This is what you do?' I had to tell him, 'No, no, darling. Opening nights don't usually look like this.' It's usually a dark bar with a bottle of vodka." ?Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Jan Maxwell plus i proudly share the title of the shortest member over the age of 10 with wickedrentq!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#17
Posted: 2/18/06 at 12:33pm
i agree, jean valjean (randal keith) was AMAZING...he completely stole the show. his "bring him home" and "who am i?" were just so good. stand outs for me were eponine (melissa lyons), marius (adam jacobs), and the thenardiers (jennifer butt and fabio polanco). gavroche (austyn myers) was also very good, so talented. javert (robert hunt) was alright, not bad but ive seen better. bostons opera house was perfect for the show, and the set and staging was just fantastic. hopefully this isnt the last boston engagement, it is a truly beautiful show
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Updated On: 2/18/06 at 12:33 PM
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#18
Posted: 2/18/06 at 8:54pm
I bought tickets today for tomorrow. I'm not gonna have time to do the student rush cos I have an audition at BoCo tomorrow so I paid $75 but it's so worth it!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#19
Posted: 2/18/06 at 9:23pm
Sh*t...I hope I don't have problems getting two rush tickets...I want to bring my friend!!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#20
Posted: 2/20/06 at 12:35am
Thanks for the link, timote. What did you think of Victor Wallace? :) I agree with you on Adam Jacobs' nasal vowels -- but I didn't like him that much as Marius. re: LES MIS IN BOSTON Still, fun read. Thanks!
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re: LES MIS IN BOSTON#21
Posted: 2/20/06 at 12:40am
I really want to see Jennifer Butt. More than anything.

The minute she was announced for the tour - I was thrilled. And now I won't have a chance to see her!

Thanks for the reviews!
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