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Review: ‘Les Miserables’ is a feast for the eyes and ears

Andrew Varela plays Javert in the national touring production of "Les Miserables," which is at Proctors through Sunday.
Andrew Varela plays Javert in the national touring production of "Les Miserables," which is at Proctors through Sunday.
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There was never a doubt, when Proctors announced a run of “Les Misérables” this season, that it would be playing to a sellout crowd. The usual patrons would be there, of course — the ones who never miss a musical at Proctors. But with the movie having just come out, there would be a whole new group of fans — people who had never seen it on stage and wanted to experience it for the ...


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amermike
May 1, 2013
8:53 a.m.

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Interesting perspective. We were in the balcony and found it difficult to understand Valjean in the first act especially. After the first few numbers, it was better. We liked Javert very much and found him easier to understand. We enjoyed it very much, but it was a bit like opera, in that you didn't always know what they were saying but you got the jist. Eponine was a standout, as well as Fantine's numbers as she died and then when she came back for Valjean. We loved the "new" staging as well.

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