Where do I begin?! I am a Les Mis junkie. Though, I need to limit my fix to here and there so I don’t get hooked so bad that I’m curled up in the gutter somewhere listening to Colm Wilkinson on repeat dressed as an urchin.
If you are looking for an enjoyable night out, interacting with committed actors who take you into the world of Les Mis, singing beautifully through the entire show AND infusing it with witty and clever banter and jokes that no one gets to make while seeing the actual show, all the while feeling invited (at least I did) to sing along on tunes like “Red and Black” and “Do You Hear the People Sing?” then this is the show for you. Having seen the show 7 times on Broadway including the final performance to the public of the original Broadway run, I can say this cabaret concept walks a trapeze-artist-like balance to keep the beauty of the show in tact while simultaneously blowing the doors out and making us all laugh. And if you have friends who you think are embarrassing at shows who are loud and say things they shouldn’t, they are bound to add to the fun of the night for all as the actors LOVE the opportunity to improv off of your drunk friends. Did I mention the booze? If you are running late and worry you might not have time to imbibe before the show, well hey nonnie nonnie, help is available by way of small battery-powered candles. Simply flick the candle on and a pretty waitress will come on by and be happy to trade your money for hooch. All I can say is I hope to live “One Day More” at Thenardier’s Inn as it will remain top of my list of things to do when out-of-towners visit. Perfection! Heaven!! C’est magnifique!!!