les miserable at the bowl

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    Aug 11, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    i finally had a chance to see this production (yes yes i know, my gaycard was taken away when i declared that i've never seen the production) this past saturday at the hollywood bowl. my buddy's cute friend asked me if i wanted to go, so i did!

    i had a REALLY good time! i was pleasantly surprised that i did because i've never been into stage productions/musicals. our group of 10 people picnic-ed prior to the show, it was fun to hang out since it was sundown and the weather was settling nicely. hada great evening there, and as a bonus, it turns out that cute guy likes me too icon_biggrin.gif

    ehem, back on track, thoughts on Les Miz?
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    Was dragged to see it in New York.

    Hated it maybe more than anything else I've ever seen.
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:18 AM GMT
    kryptonic saidi finally had a chance to see this production (yes yes i know, my gaycard was taken away when i declared that i've never seen the production)


    Crap, they'll be coming to pull mine any minute now! Haven't seen it either. But c'mon, Mama Mia! has to count for SOMETHING!
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:24 AM GMT
    The first time I watched it, was 1986, in London, when it first transferred to the Palace Theatre. Enjoyed it very much, and have watched it a total of 4 times to date. Have the soundtrack CDs too.

    Not too sure about the States-side production, but the West End one had the Royal Shakespeare Company to support it. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    jprichva: i'm sorry to hear that! everything about it you hated??

    vinbaltimore: i think Mamma Mia saved your card. i have yet to see that either (though i hear that i should wait for it on DVD instead)

    outofthegrey: that's cool! i didn't get a chance to snag a program, but the actor playing Jean Valjean was pitch-perfect in singing. funny thing too, Enjoras was the ex-BF of one of our friends.
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    The only musical I've ever fallen asleep at. And I LOVE musicals. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    I haven't seen many live, but Les Mis is one of my favorite books and i do enjoy the musical a lot, especially the british production. I'll admit, i have a copy of it somewhere.
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    Aug 12, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    I love Les Mis! One of my top 3 favorites. It is absolutely some of the most beautiful music ever written & performed. I dig the whole spiritual aspects of it too. There is a mini-tour this summer (Atlanta, Kansas City, others). I have my tickets for September; this will be my 3 or 4th time to see it.

    I can get how you might not enjoy it or find it boring; it's definitely not Mama Mia, but life is all about variety. Check it out; it might change your life!
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    Aug 12, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    I read the book and its one of my favorites, but I haven't had the chance to see the musical.
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    Aug 12, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    USMmmm said It is absolutely some of the most beautiful music ever written & performed. I dig the whole spiritual aspects of it too.



    i liked the music for sure, i recognized some of the songs, and had no idea it was in this musical, i was very pleased. and you're right, the spiritual concepts like redemption, honor and devotion were well-presented in this production.