” A BREATHTAKING SPECTACLE ”
” ***** ASTONISHINGLY POWERFUL ”
THE TIMES UK
“THRILLING, SPECTACULAR AND UNFORGETTABLE”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Les Mis is an unforgettable story set in 19th century France of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the World’s most popular musicals. I remember listening to the CD soundtracks as a teenager with my cousins and imagining banners flying through the air, revolution and of course unbreakable love. From listening to the 17 different international Jen Valjeans singing Do You Hear The People Sing/One Day More (10th anniversary original London Cast) I had always hoped that someday the one of a kind musical would someday come the Philippines. Sure, I had seen the brilliant production in London’s West End which featured a surprising yet applaudable Nick Jonas but I still wished for a show here in Manila.
Many years passed and I’d forgetten the heroic tale, the sorrowful I Dreamed A Dream, the unbelievable forgiveness of Who Am I and the admirable yet heartbreaking Own My Own. Save for the odd videoke night which did the songs no justice at all. Then lo and behold, Les Mis is here in Manila! I was excited beyond words when I heard the news on the Viber public chat of Smart, and knew I had to watch! Through providence I was able to get my hands on some tickets and caught the newest production at Solaire!
This was outside the parking building, a massive projection of the scenes I was about to see.
This surely added to the excitement and anticipation for one of my favorite musicals of all time.
The iconic logo of Les Mis.
The dressed to the nines guests, enjoying some chitchat before the show started.
I of course didn’t miss out on the opportunity to dress up comfortably, it was arctic cold in that theater I tell you!
Preparing myself for the cryfest that was about to ensue.
No photos are allowed in the theater, so you guys will just have to catch the show to see more! The all new digital sets which change the game in terms of storytelling, and Rachelle Ann Go did spectacularly well, as did the rest of the cast. It’s really worth it, enriching and inspiring and makes one remember the important things in life. Themes are love, patriotism, forgiveness, faith in God, and never giving up.
Thank you Smart Infinity for a truly wonderful night. For those thinking about watching or not, don’t miss out. Don’t wait one day more.