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Les Miserables Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 101



3.0 star rating Moises T from San Antonio, Texas


Although I have only seen the show live twice, i have seen the movie and the 10th +25th anniversary shows many times. I have also heard the songs a lot, but this show was a bit of a letdown as far as the musical parts go. At the beginning the actors were caught off guard and for the first two minutes they were entering a second or two late, which is quite a lot in my opinion. I also didn't like the voices of Eponine and Fantine, they seemed squicky, even though their acting was great.

2.0 star rating Barb from Orlando, Florida


We were so disappointed in this production here in Orlando. The set was dark and made it difficult to see very well. The singing was very hard to understand. We heard about one-fourth of the words. Gave up after intermission. Would not recommend.

1.0 star rating Rachel from Charlotte, North Carolina


We saw the Charlotte, NC production on 10/30/19. Overall this performance of “Les Miserables” had no heart. Yes, the actors had lovely voices but the acting lacked a true connection with the emotion of the characters as well as with the audience. The first part of the show felt frantic and rushed. Jean Valjean was very difficult to understand and his physical acting was odd. If I wasn’t already familiar with the show and lyrics I’m sure I would have left frustrated by how many actors I simply could not understand. I saw a smaller community production of the same show years ago and it made me tear up with emotion several times. I experienced none of that with this production. It felt like the actors were just trying to showcase their talent in a prideful way. I also did not appreciate the crassness that was added to the production. I understand that “Master of the House” is meant to convey the base nature of those characters but it felt like there were references scattered throughout the show that weren’t necessary and just felt like a way to get some cheap and easy laughs without having to try very hard. Sorry, but middle school was a long time ago for most of us who saw the show and frankly, those penis jokes weren’t amusing back then.

1.0 star rating Scot Ashton from Columbus, Ohio


Out of tune , over singing , dropped phrases, clipped phrases, poor diction, voices forced and pinched in all ranges... poor balance between pit and stage, rhythms messed up... If you want to hearforced singing ruining voices this is your show . How many times can a singer be forced to belt a straight tone followed by vibrato and yet another phrase ruined by intonation problems? This is Les Mis 5 for us and it reeked. The gentleman who played Jean Val Jean was the exception as he was superb and sensitive and emotional. He had the breath support for high notes and he flipped in the head voice with such ease that it could take your breath away. He was the diamond behind this chunk of coal. Whatever he is doing with this cast I hope he finds his way to better places because he deserves it. Inconsistent accents of American and British Robbed the listener of wit and poignant moments so available in the writing and yet so overlooked by the worst direction of this production. Sad!

5.0 star rating Gail A Klingensmith from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


My first libe les mix. Staging singing everything top notch. Loved it mote than I can put into words.

1.0 star rating Tom from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Very dark lighting, sat 15 rows from stage and still could not see expressions on actors faces. Voice quality of actors poor. You should not be ready to call your uber before first intermission....

2.0 star rating TrackSuit from Birmingham, Alabama


I’ve saw Les Mis in New York 25 years ago. I was awe struck with the production and pure vocal quality of the cast. From top to bottom it went high on my “best of” list. Having the opportunity to see the touring cast in Birmingham on 1/9/2020 was going to be the first time for my significant other. She lived in New York for a time and saw many original cast productions but never got to Les Mis. I was excited and pumped about letting her experience what I did many years ago. Unfortunately this show was a major let down. I’m not going to highlight (or in this case lowlight) all the disappointments but as high on my list the first experience was, this one now occupies the bottom end of my “worst of”. It gets 2 stars because there were a few bright spots vocally but the entire production was sub par. Valjean was particularly bad, the lighting and sound stage was awful. I’ve never been so disappointed and we left at the first intermission. Bad night? No, it was plain terrible.

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