Friday, October 31, 2014

10/31/14: Les Miserables at the North Shore Music Theatre

It has been a truly amazing season at the North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT).  We went to see Les Miserables on Opening Night and I was blown away.  This is another show that we didn't bring the kids to as it has some mature subject matter.
All show photos by Paul Lyden provided by the North Shore Music Theatre
The show was so well done.  The acting was amazing, voices were beautiful and set perfect.  First I will start off with Will Ray who plays Jean Valjean who was amazing.  His voice blew me away.  I really can't even convey how good he was.  He had so many great moments.  Particularly when he sang "Who Am I?".  What a talented actor.
Daniella Dalli was also fantastic as Fantine.  She is so beautiful and had a lovely voice.
Cosette played by Siri Howard, Marius played by Blake Stadnik and Eponine played by Lizzi Klemperer were also excellent in the show.  
What I learned after watching the show is that Blake Stadnik is legally blind.  Here is the full article.  What an inspiration!  He was wonderful in the show.
Lizzi Klemperer who played Eponine had a lovely voice and performed a beautiful rendition of On My Own.
Siri Howard who played Cosette was also a lovely actress and did very well with the role.
The children in the show were really good.  Castle on a Cloud was perfromed by Carly Williams as a Young Cosette.  She had a lovely voice and was on stage all by herself.  She did an awesome job.
I also particulary liked Gavin Swartz who played Gavroche.  He had a great voice and his acting was spot on.
 Master of the House was an especially fun number that got some laughs.  Tregony Shepherd who played Madame Thenardier and Gary Try who played Thenardier were hysterical and acted the parts perfectly.
The whole cast was amazing and the show was great to watch.    The show runs until November 16th so get your tickets now.   Here is a video preview of the show: 
More About the Show:
Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre presents an all-new production of the world's most popular musical, LES MISÉRABLES. The Tony Award-winning masterpiece has thrilled audiences around the world and will now be presented in a unique in-the-round production. LES MISÉRABLES begins performances on Tuesday, October 28 and has been extended thru Sunday, November 16. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm "I can't think of a better way to conclude our record-breaking 2014 Subscription Season than with an epic production of Les Misérables." said NSMT owner and producer Bill Hanney. "Designed and staged specifically for our one-of-a-kind space, audiences will be able to enjoy seining Les Misérables as it has never been seen before." Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The world's most popular musical examines the metamorphosis of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean who agrees to care for a dying factory worker's young daughter, all the while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. 
Tickets for the LES MISÉRABLES are priced from $50 - $75. Performances are October 28 thru November 16, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. Kids 18 and under save 50% on ‘Family Fridays'- October 31 and November 7 at 8 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, LES MISÉRABLES is sponsored by Abiomed.  The 2014 musical season concludes with the return of New England's brightest holiday tradition A Christmas Carol (December 5 - 21), starring David Coffee as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Next season looks just as amazing with all of these wonderful shows including Dreamgirls, Shrek the Musical, Saturday Night Fever, Billy Elliot, Sister Act and A Christmas Carol.
I highly suggest getting tickets to this wonderful show!
Disclosure:  I received 4 tickets to attend a performance of Les Miserables.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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