Tag: John Caird
Les Misérables at DPAC Will Breathe New, Glorious Life into Victor Hugo’s Larger-Than-Life Characters
On Jan. 30-Feb. 4, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight heart-tugging performances of the North American Tour of the brilliantly reimagined 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Misérables, sans its trademark turntable set but replete with a host of unforgettable characters from French novelist, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo’s epic 1862 historical novel and… Read More ›
NC Theatre’s production, directed by Dave Clemmons, proves that, despite its growing age, the musical can still emotionally captivate an audience.
Craig Schulman, Chuck Wagner, and Raleigh native Lauren Kennedy all brilliantly reprise their Broadway roles as parole breaker-turned businessman and village mayor Jean Valjean, his implacable nemesis Inspector Javert, and Valjean’s fired former employee-turned-prostitute Fantine with a verve and vibrancy that compares favorably with the best of the various touring companies of Les Misérables that have worked their theatrical magic on the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium stage.
Broadway star Lauren Kennedy will return to her hometown of Raleigh, NC to play the fired factory worker-turned-prostitute Fantine and Kennedy’s real-life daughter, Riley Campbell, will play Fantine’s daughter Young Cosette in Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre’s gala joint production of Les Misérables, which will play Feb. 11-16 and 18-23 in Raleigh… Read More ›
Mark McVey and Andrew Varela’s Soaring Solos as Valjean and Javert Stop the Show in “Les Misérables”
On Valentine’s Day, Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre brought “Les Misérables” back to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, this time without its trademark turntable set but with brooding sets inspired by Hugo’s original artwork. A packed house turned out on Tuesday to greet Cameron McIntosh’s new 25th anniversary production of “Les Misérables.”