“Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary,” a 2010 concert marking the anniversary of the West End production of musical “Les Miserables,” will be shown in a video at Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center’s theater April 21.
A scene from “Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary.”
The concert was performed and filmed at The O2 in London, Britain in 2010. It featured Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Norm Lewis as Javert, Lea Salonga as Fantine, Nick Jonas as Marius, Katie Hall as Cosette, Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Mia Jenkins as young Cosette, Robert Madge as Gavroche, Matt Lucas and Jenny Galloway as the Thenardiers, and Earl Carpenter as the Bishop of Digne.
For the encore, four Jean Valjeans sang “Bring Him Home”: Colm Wilkinson from the original London cast, John Owen-Jones from the 25th anniversary touring production, Simon Bowman from the current London cast, and Boe, who sang the role in the concert. The original 1985 cast then led the ensemble in a performance of “One Day More.”
“Les Miserables” is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The musical premiered in Paris in 1980.
Set in early 19th-century France, “Les Miserables” is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert.
Time: 7:30 p.m., April 21
Tickets: 99 yuan
Venue: Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center, 2106 Nanshan Boulevard, Nanshan District (南山区南山大道2106号南山文体中心)
Metro: Line 1 to Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B