SNEAK PEEK: Powerful Excerpts from Les Misérables Manila


Les Misérables

One day before Les Misérables Manila officially opened, we went to The Theatre at Solaire for a media call, where we watched the cast perform three of the show’s most powerful songs: Bring Him Home (performed by Simon Gleeson), I Dreamed A Dream (sung by Rachelle Ann Go) and One Day More (performed by the principals and ensemble of Les Misérables Manila).

(READ: Review: Les Misérables Manila- An Unsurprising Triumph)

Rachelle Ann Go went first with her heart rending rendition of I Dreamed A Dream. The Filipino actress, who stunned London audiences in Miss Saigon and Les Misérables in the West End, showcased her incredible talent with the iconic song.

This was followed by the whole cast performing One Day More, the show stopping number which comes at the end of the first act. From Eponine’s (Kerrie Anne Greenland) soaring notes to the gravelly cries of The Thénardiers (Cameron Blakely and Helen Walsh), the ensemble projected incredible energy throughout The Theatre.

After a short break for costume and set changes, the legendary barricade emerged in all its glory. The revolutionaries ran across the stage in the heat of battle, and as the dust settled, Simon Gleeson\’s Jean Valjean sang to the heavens in Bring Him Home.

The media call was a great way to pick up even more excitement for the show, and also allowed us a glimpse of what to expect from Les Misérables Manila.

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12 Comments

  1. Peter Edu
    April 4, 2016
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    I saw the March 27 (Maundy Thursday) show with the alternate Fantine. She had the personality of a cardboard standee. Some of the women in the company sang better than her. I know I would’ve.

    • Uzziel Perez
      April 4, 2016
      Reply

      My friend thought so too

    • Alys De Los Santos
      April 6, 2016
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      Please keep in mind that covers often only get one or two rehearsals before they have to perform the role with very little notice. This may have been the first time she ever performed that role.. They are human, and some get nervous as well- it is a big role and big shoes to fill- especially in the Philippines. Please maybe try to remember that. ?

  2. Rea Sison Cultura
    April 4, 2016
    Reply

    Ate Maria Cristina Silvestre, alam na this

  3. Erica Chiandotto
    April 4, 2016
    Reply

    Cameron Maclean

  4. Jerome Ibañez
    April 4, 2016
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    Earl Carpenter was spectacular!

    • Jerome Ibañez
      April 4, 2016
      Reply

      I saw him as one of the Phantoms during one of their anniversary concerts (with Nicole Scherzinger). No wonder he looked so familiar.

  5. Patricia Gabrielle C. Baculpo
    April 4, 2016
    Reply

    Reghia Tor???

  6. Sy Clarence Ian Tan
    April 4, 2016
    Reply

    SUPER!

  7. Norfleet Buck Griffin
    April 4, 2016
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    Rachelle Ann Go is an incredible talent.

  8. Carl Henry Dabid
    April 6, 2016
    Reply

    Selling two tickets for Les Miserables April 10 – evening show. Orchestra seats H19-20. PM me for details.

  9. Carl Henry Dabid
    April 7, 2016
    Reply

    Selling two tickets for April 10 – evening show. Orchestra seats H19-20. PM me for details.

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