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Les Misérables in Concert 

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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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Wilkinson ... Valjean
... Javert
... Fantine
... Madame Thénardier
... Thénardier
... Eponine
... Marius
Michael Maguire ... Enjolras
... Cosette
... Grantaire
Adam Searles ... Gavroche
Hannah Chick ... Young Cosette
... Himself
John Cameron ... Himself
Herbert Kretzmer ... Himself
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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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Trivia

The 200-member choir were former Les Miserables cast members. 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: 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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Version of Les misérables (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Philip Quast
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You will be spellbound.
1 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have seen the musical live twice and I am still spellbound by how powerful this concert is on video. Phillip Quast is just fantastic - especially when he sings his final song before he dies. There is such force and passion in his voice. The other thing that makes this video performance memorable is that you get to see the reactions from the cast members towards each other's numbers; it's great to see THEM enjoying the show so much.I just wish I could have been there!


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