This past week we saw Les Mis, performed at the high school by kids we know. They did an awesome job! It was amazing really. That night, the music was so stuck in my head I couldn't sleep! There's something about these songs that really truly STICK! Sometimes that's a good thing, and sometimes it can make a person crazy!
It's hard for me to pick favorite songs from this production. Every time one starts I think... Oh, now THAT one is my favorite! Here's a few I really love:
As you know, I have a soft spot for Javert, the tortured "villain" and this song says it all:
When Jean Valjean and Javert confront each other, it's so intense:
A beautiful sad song, and I love watching Michael Ball sing it:
But I really really like watching Michael Maguire as Enjoloras most especially:
and of course there's the big production numbers:
GAH!! And every other song in this show! Empty Chairs, Bring Him Home, On My Own, I Dreamed a Dream, Master of the House even!
Mark this down as my most favorite musical of all time. And our recent Les Mis blitz isn't over yet. We get to see the touring professional show in June! Looking very much forward to that too.
What are your Les Mis feelings? Seen it? Like it? Hate it? Have no idea what I'm talking about?