Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Les Miserables Obsessed!!

My typical MO after seeing a Broadway musical typically looks like this: purchasing (if I don't already own it) the soundtrack and listening to it on constant loop for at least a week..maybe longer. The best part about Les Mis...I found the 10th Anniversary concert on YouTube...there are 11 consecutive videos, each 14:22 minutes long which encompasses the entire show...woohoo!! Note, it IS a concert, so they are not acting out the parts, but they are in costume and it's still know, especially if you can't travel w/them on tour to see it repeatedly...this is the next best thing. 

The tour show was awesome...while I loved it all, I must say that my favorite character/actor was Javert (Andrew Varela)...not only is he easy on the eyes, he is an amazing singer...turns out he has also performed as Jean ValJean (the lead in LesMis) as well as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. 

Here is a video of Andrew singing "Stars" on a news show...start the video at 3:50 for just the song:

And here are a couple of my favorite videos from the 10th Anniversary concert...

Philip Quast as Javert --- he is the ORIGINAL Javert and absolutely amazing!!

Start at 1:22 where Colm Wilkinson (Original Jean ValJean) begins singing "BRING HIM HOME"....LOVE this song!!



Señorita Andalucíana said...

You know I have the feeling that I've seen Les Mise but I don't think I have. Maybe I've just heard so much about it that I feel like I've seen it. Who knows.

Glad you enjoyed it! Always fun when you do something that makes you feel like an adult :)

Two Flights Down said...

I love this musical. It's always been one of my favorites. I read the book a long time ago, then saw a recording of the musical and fell in love. I finally got to see a live performance during our honeymoon. It was magical.