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 »

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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>

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Contrary to what some believed, Frances Ruffelle revealed in an August 1, 2010 interview with Elizabeth Sanderson of the Daily Mail's "Femail" section that she was never asked to reprise her role as Eponine in this concert. See more »

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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 »

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Fantine: Come with me, where chains will never bind you. All your grief at last, at last behind you. Lord in Heaven, look down on him in mercy.
Jean Valjean: Forgive me all my trespasses and take me to your glory.
FantineEponine: Take my hand, I'll lead you to salvation. Take my love, for love is everlasting.
FantineJean ValjeanEponine: And remember, the truth that once was spoken: to love another person is to see the face of God.
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Upon These Stones
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
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Colm Wilkinson defines the role of Jean Valjean
24 September 2001 | by (Milwaukee, WI.) – See all my reviews

Although many may pass this video by, based on the fact that it is not as visually appealing, they are missing out. The music stands alone, and is the star of this concert-version of the beloved stage musical. It is dubbed "The Dream Cast", and becomes evident why, the moment the magnificent Colm Wilkinson opens his mouth to draw us in to the emotional story. Backed by a enormous chorus, and the London Symphony orchestra; the cast artfully weaves its way through the drama of the French Revolution, and the underlying tale of pure love. Scenery and elaborate sets are not needed, as the cast flesh out their characters with wonderful facial expressions and the same costumes that are worn in the theater version. If you have not yet seen 'Les Miseables' on stage, you are indeed missing out on a wonderful theatrical experience. This video is the next closest thing to experiencing that magic firsthand. Highly recommended!


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