The Ongoing Les Misérables Discussion Thread
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:31 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:03 PM
I can quite understand how you feel that an actor you don't value as highly as many other people do, (I felt exactly the same when Alfie Boe acted as if he was the ultimalte JVJ), so I wont't go into there. I also have no problem in believing that many other former JVJs have given equally oustanding performances.
But let me just comment on one more thing: it wasn't just FOR ME that last night was special, it was special for everyone present. The spontaneous standing-ovation and extremely enthusiastic reception for all the cast tell it all ( though I imagine it wasn't the first time this show recieved such a warm ovation, especially during Boe-Lucas period).
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:28 PM
To be fair, I would assume that most people in the audience especially bought tickets for Karimloo's last performance, so of course they'd be very enthusiastic. When Boe was in it he got a standing ovation every time I saw it, so for me they aren't really an indicator of how good a performance was... And I wasn't there last Saturday, just in general.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:30 PM
I'm not sure if it is, but Karimloo isn't involved in it anymore.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:50 PM
Hadley says it's off for the minute while they see what the Broadway Houdini is doing.
Wouldn't go that far, not having seen every show in Les Mis history, but it was excellent. Ramin developed very well in the role and has become one of my favourite Valjeans. His finale is incredible. I hope he comes back for a longer run one day. I'm very pleased that David Shannon is up next as he's another of my favourites. The cast right now is fantastic.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:27 PM
I have seen him as JVJ a dozen times from his 2nd day to the last. And I am so impressed that how he grew as a performer and overcame his weaknesses (1) off tune, (2) he sometimes used to have "offish" days. But now he is really consistent. As for his tunes, he may still do that very occationally, but to me, his performances is beyond that. Considering the standards of his acting, occational off tunes don't really matter. I honestly think so.
I would like to think I know a good performane when I see one, and last night's was one. It doesn't matter if there were similarly great performandes or not, because what I am saying is that last night was good. That's all.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:15 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:44 AM
One was very good. Not sure about les mis,
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