Great Performances: Season 24, Episode 10

Les Misérables in Concert (1 Mar. 1996)

TV Episode  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 2,027 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 3 critic

The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean ... See full summary »

Directors:

,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

'Les Miserables' Leaves New York
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 156 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 15 Dec 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 105 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 03 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Les Misérables in Concert (01 Mar 1996)

Les Misérables in Concert (01 Mar 1996) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Great Performances.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 85 of 372 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Wilkinson ...
Philip Quast ...
...
...
...
...
...
Michael Maguire ...
...
...
Adam Searles ...
Hannah Chick ...
...
Himself
John Cameron ...
Himself
Herbert Kretzmer ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean is paroled, but runs away and becomes the mayor of a small town. He meets a dying woman named Fantine and swears to raise her daughter. Javert catches up to him, but Valjean escapes. The daughter, Cosette, grows up and falls in love with Marius, a student. An ill-fated, student-led revolution makes the mother of all climaxes for this beauty of a production. And the end with the 50 or so Valjeans is pretty impressive! Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf.usc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was filmed live in 1995 at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the play's 10th anniversary. See more »

Goofs

During Young Cosette's solo "Castle on a Cloud", A loud BANG is heard off-camera. The noise has been attributed to the premature popping of one among many balloons secured at the time in nets against the ceiling. They were intended to be dropped into the concert hall along with confetti at the show's finale. To her credit, Hannah Chick managed to stay in character, flinching visibly as any scared little child would, but continuing her solo without missing a beat. See more »

Quotes

Fantine: He slept a summer by my side, he filled my days with endless wonder. He took my childhood in his stride, but he was gone when autumn came! And still I dream he'll come to me - that we will live the years together. But there are dreams that cannot be, and there are storms we cannot weather.
See more »

Connections

Version of Los miserables (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Red and Black/Do You Hear the People Sing
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Michael Ball, Michael Maguire, Anthony Crivello and Chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Profoundly Moving Experience
18 July 1999 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

This dream cast production was a masterpiece! Even though I have not seen the actual production live, I do not think it could be more profound and moving than this. To see and hear the emotion portrayed by the characters as they sing their pieces was excellent, and then to hear the climatic ending as supported by the huge choir was even better. I would highly recommend this for any lover of music. Even if you are a die-hard Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, you cannot help but be moved by this performance. Excellent!!!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this version be released on DVD? The Baron
What the hell is that 'Great Performances' title? sonlui
What the hell? (Jesus Christ Superstar 2000) kagom_jack
Shame on PBS venussansfurs
Diane Lane..Summer...Great Performances alnovitsky
The Gospel At Colonus michaelriley
Discuss Les Misérables in Concert (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page