Les Miserables Enraptures Audiences in Dallas Once More!
I’m probably one of 10 people on the planet who has never seen Les Miserables....until last night, that is.
The Dallas Summer Musicals has brought a stunning version of Les Miz to Dallas, and I was totally immersed from start to finish. In fact, the Summer Musicals production is so perfect that it appeared to be a well-edited movie live on stage. The lighting, the costumes, the staging (and here I must mention the scene where the man jumps off the bridge is absolutely mind-blowing), the singing (phenomenal), and the special effects are all mesmerizing.
I’m amazed that the actors can sing and act in such a compelling manner at the same time. The characters on stage just leap into life! All the players are strong in their roles, and vocally adept, conveying broad emotional range and deep feeling in their stylings.
Thank you, DSM, for bringing this elegant production to Dallas.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Music Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Kaitlin Shaw for Tara Rubin Casting.
The new production was conceived in 2009 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, with record-breaking productions in the U.K., Australia, Korea, Japan, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore and Dubai. The new production is currently playing to sold out houses around Japan and in São Paulo with upcoming
DALLAS ENGAGEMENT AT MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK
APRIL 24 – MAY 6
To purchase tickets, visit dallassummermusicals.org/shows/les-miserables, call 214-691-7200 or visit the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office at 909 1st Avenue. Ticket prices start at $35. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com