“Les Misérables,” Boublil & Schönberg’s spectacular musical, is expected to deliver a memorable experience to Filipino theater goers as it opens on March 11 at The Theatre at Solaire.
Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo set in 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” follows the story of Jean Valjean, a prisoner hunted down by inspector Javert for breaking his parole. Along the way, Jean Valjean helps Fantine, a poor mother, to save her child Cosette.
Cosette grows up as a beautiful woman who falls for Marius, a war veteran secretly loved by the street-smart gamine Éponine. Their lives change as the revolution breaks.
Rachelle Ann Go plays Fantine, a character previously played by actresses Lea Salonga in Broadway and Joanna Ampil in West End.
The Manila cast is composed Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean, Earl Carpenter as Javert, Helen Walsh as Madame Thénardier, Cameron Blakely as Monsieur Thénardier, Paul Wilkins as Marius, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Éponine, Emily Langridge as Cosette, Chris Durling as Enjolras.
Australian-Filipino teen actress Chloe de los Santos plays Little Cosette.
Completing the ensemble are Claudia Ballen, Daniel Belle, Billy Bourchier, Hugo Chiarella, Melanie Cornell, Jessica Daley, Chloe De Los Santos, Mischana Dellora Cornish, Emilie Du Leslay, Blake Erickson, David Francis, Venice Harris, Matt Harrop, Tamlyn Henderson, Callum Hobson, Nigel Huckle, Holly-Anne Hull, James Hume, Ciaran Joyce, Liam Mcilwain, Sarah Murr, Adèle Parkinson, Joel Parnis, Kieran McGinlay, Michaela Powell, Lauren Soley, Mable Tamone, Oscar Tollofsen, Natasha Veselinovic, Tom Vincent and Sebastian Witt.
We watched them practice a few songs at the rehearsals on Feb. 20 at Star Theater in Pasay City, and we are so looking forward to hearing powerful songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” live on stage.
“Les Misérables” is produced in the Philippines by Concertus Manila, and is co-presented by Smart Infinity. It runs March 11-April 17 at The Theatre at Solaire. Visit www.ticketworld.com.ph