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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



4.0 star rating Joan from Denver, Colorado


The good: Number one it is "Les Mis", a beautiful, raw human story of redemption and loss with amazing words, acting and songs! The recognition of our common tragedies, longings in the plot is always timeless and valuable! This specific production- the voices and singing was awesome! The set changes and visual effects were well done- the acting was passionate, energetic! The bad: - while the set is supposed to be dark to reflect some of the darkness of the plot- it was so dark that at times it made it difficult to see what was happening. The songs - unveiling of the plot seemed so rushed and breathless (especially in the first part) that I almost felt as if I were listening to a favorite record (vinyl) on the wrong speed. I did not find the "rude gestures out of line with the rawness of the plot. Overall: It is totally worth it- the story and music never fails to move me since I saw it first back in the 80's . .. It is "Les Mis" !

4.0 star rating from San Francisco, California


Wonderful but they need to turn the sound down a few decibels...too loud st times

5.0 star rating Paul Simpson from Chicago, Illinois


I loved the 2012 movie release so much, I wasn’t sure this new live production would be worth seeing. Yet somehow this new theatrical version found a way to build on the achievements of the previous live versions and the movie release, to create an incredibly awesome new show! Of course seeing this new production in the beautiful Cadillac Palace theater in Chicago was an added bonus. Though I can’t imagine being disappointed watching a DVD of this performance in my home, and I am hoping this release will be soon.

5.0 star rating Catherine Souder from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


My husband and I saw it on January 18. It was one of the best performances ever. We've seen it a half dozen times in Philadelphia. The actors and actresses are so talented. Their voices were incredible. Congratulations to one of Philadelphia's local artists, Phoenix Best. She did an outstanding job and has a gorgeous voice. We saw many children under the age of 10. We don't think it's appropriate for children that young. We had dinner at Abe Fisher. Dinner was outstanding.

5.0 star rating Marnie Barnhorst from San Diego, California


I first saw Les Mis on Broadway 20+ years ago and was spell-bound. I don’t usually have high expectations of touring casts compared to the OBC (original Broadway cast), but this cast was fantastic. Huge voices, great acting, and the staging, lighting and special effects transported us back to Victor Hugo’s Paris. Next to the OBC in Hamilton, this is my favorite performance of all time!

4.0 star rating Marcia from Denver, Colorado


It was way too loud and was hard to understand the words. Went a bit long. One of my all-time favorites so somewhat disappointed, but the story was strong. This is second time in the Buell that the music seemed too loud and tinny-sounding.

4.0 star rating Margie from Denver, Colorado


I really love this story. I loved the singing but i have to agree with fellow reviewers. The first part of the play seemed rushed and the words to the songs were unintelligible. My son asked if they were singing in English. He did not know the story and had no idea what was going on. After the Bishop sang it was better. I also wondered why Fantine sang her song BEFORE she was a prostitute. Misplaced there.And Valjean sang his song to God BEFORE Marius was shot. Misplaced there...4 stars because the songs were better understood as the play went on the singing was the story played out.

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