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Les Miserables Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 97

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5.0 star rating Robb from Cleveland, Ohio

SENSATIONAL

This was the 5th performance I have seen-from London to Chicago and this was the best version. Great voices, wonderful staging on a limited stage area. Don't miss it.

4.0 star rating Sherry from Detroit, Michigan

LOVED ALMOST EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

The music, the singing, the acting were fabulous and the sets were amazing as well. If you know the story line, it is filled with a wonderful message of hope and redemption, but the reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is because I could really do without seeing some of the obscene gestures in a few of the acts. (ex: at least 3 times when different objects are used as a male body part) It is not needed at all. Makes it a little less family friendly, but everything else was great!

4.0 star rating Inez kraus from Charlotte, North Carolina

WONDERFUL SHOW

I’ve seen this show 4 times, two in NYC and two here in Charlotte. In this production the voices were wonderful as was the acting. My disappointment was that much of the words were unintelligible so if you didn’t know the show you might not understand the story. The orchestra seemed to be too loud at times. Also the staging was extremely dark. However, with that said, this is one of the best shows ever performed.

3.0 star rating Kim from San Francisco, California

FIRST TIME... GOOD AND BAD

Sound was bad.. I couldn't believe a professional, reputed theater could have this bad sound. Especially in the beginning, it was like listing to low bitrate mp3 I pirated from the internet. This contributed to making songs / especially group singing often unintelligible. Especially singers with sharp voices like Eponine and Thenardiers were very hard to understand. As for actors... I was bit caught off guard when I saw a different person than Nick Cartell, but Steve Czarnecki was an amazing Jean Valjean. I couldn't believe he is an understudy, I almost thought it was a double cast. His singing, acting, emotions—everything was on point. Javert, his voice and emotion was good, but his diction was a bit strange. Female characters...I absolutely loved loved Cosette. Gorgeous clear voice, just as I expected Cosette to have. Fantine(Mary Kate Moore) and Eponine(Paige Smallwood), on the other hand, ruined the experience for me, as much as it hurts me to say. Singing was not good at all

3.0 star rating Elly Harper from Denver, Colorado

LES MIX DENVER

Okay, first of all, was about the 10th time seeing this play. We brought our two grandsons to enjoy this spectacular musical. Too bad the lyrics were rushed and the lighting was very poor. They knew the plot, etc, but couldn't understand a word, especially in the first act. I would have the pacing of the lyrics more defined, the actors facing the audience so we could at least see, if lighted enough, what they were trying to sing. Emphasis of lyrics in many of the songs was misplaced and the spotlight words were garbled. Cast was good, but they are only as good as directed. It hurts to write this note, but that's the way I feel.

3.0 star rating Lynne from Denver, Colorado

LES MISERABLES

It was ok. We were in 7 th row. Center. But it was too loud and you really couldn’t understand lyrics. So that made it distracting. Solos were great since you could understand them. The smoke smell was bad in the second half We ate at the limelight and it was absolutely horrible. For 100 dollars it was a total waste. All in all not a great experience. We will try another play this holiday season.

3.0 star rating P. Dover from Denver, Colorado

ALMOST GREAT 8/5 - FINAL SHOW

All of the main characters were fantastic EXCEPT Javert and Epinine. Javert was in his own key when he sang, but most of the time he was speak-singing. He was kind of awful and made me dread the many scenes with him, by the way. He seemed to be trying too hard to be bad guy. Eponine was played by an understudy for this show. That has never been an issue for nay other show I've seen at DCPA. However, Eponine's voice was so shrill it did not fit the texture of the rest of the cast. Her voice kept "One Day More" from being an otherwise awesome, show-stopping performance. Even Javert's poor singing was not enough to hurt this number. Remove these two actors, and this was an amazing performance.

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