WATCH: Fans Serenade the Cast of Les Misérables After Closing Show


Les Misérables

Fans of the highly successful Les Misérables Manila run gathered together at the stage door of The Theatre at Solaire last May 1 to send their warm goodbyes to the cast.

The harana was organized by Yvonne Russell, Alphonzo Alegrado, Tin Tuguigui, and Jusmin Esperanzate. Yvonne and Jusmin handmade all the confetti and flags, Tin made the tarpaulin, and Alphonzo got the event approved.

The video is owned by Waynes Lee.

Les Misérables
the organizers (L-R: Yvonne Russell, Jusmin Esperanzante, Alphonzo Alegrado, Tin Tuguigui)

I talked to Yvonne Russell to get more information about the event.

“People gathered at the lounge near the drop-off area at around 9:30pm. They went out to rehearse at the stage door at around 10pm. The harana started at around 11:10pm. I think it lasted for an hour. There were a lot of people! The cast were all so excited and happy to hear the fans sing for them. The kids loved the confetti and even played with the confetti on the floor. Most of the cast members were taking videos of the harana. Everyone stayed for quite a long time to sign and take photos, especially Paul Wilkins, who was the last one to leave.”

Les Misérables
Paul Wilkins (Marius)

“I didn’t expect it to be successful. We had three days to prepare and I was full-on panic mode throughout those 3 days leading up to the harana. Thankfully there were a lot of Les Misérables fans that were willing to help. Someone even volunteered to contribute roses for the cast for free!”

Les Misérables
L-R: Melanie Cornell (swing) and Lauren Soley ensemble and understudy to Fantine and Cosette)
Les Misérables
L-R: Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean) and Black Erickson (swing)
“I couldn’t really focus during Act 2 last night. So much was going on in my head. I was worrying about how the harana might go, how I would run to the stage door, and how it was their last show in Manila. In the end, everything worked out.”
Les Misérables
Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine)

Russell was also the one who started the Petition to bring Les Misérables to Manila Facebook fanpage. Soon after she started it, Alegrado joined in and helped out.

Watch the video below to get a more inside look at the event!

The musical ran from March 11 until May 1, from Tuesdays to Thursdays at The Theatre at Solaire. The last show was held last May 1 at 8pm.

Les Misérables
the fans!

*the photos were given by Yvonne Russell

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15 Comments

  1. Kristine Padagdag
    May 2, 2016
    Reply

    Hi, that video was made by my friend, Waynes Lee. Can you mention her in the article?

    • Theater Fans Manila
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Oh okay, will do. 🙂 Done. 🙂

    • Kristine Padagdag
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Thanks! Sorry, I’ve just been really bothered with plagiarism when it comes to art. I guess linking the video she posted on Youtube makes it sort of okay, since if you go directly to the site, it shows her profile, but directly citing the creator is a lot better.

    • Theater Fans Manila
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Right, our apologies. 🙂 No malice intended.

    • Kristine Padagdag
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      I know. Thank you so much! ?

  2. Tin Tuguigui
    May 2, 2016
    Reply

    Oh my! Thanks so much for the article Theater Fans Manila!!! 🙂

    • Theater Fans Manila
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Our pleasure! Congratulations! 🙂

  3. Roriefel Sahagun
    May 2, 2016
    Reply

    🙁

  4. Yuyi Marzo
    May 2, 2016
    Reply

    Jeffy Nory muntik tayong makuhanan oh! Milliseconds lang! Haha! Thank you guys! ?

    • Theater Fans Manila
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Haha You guys are adorbable! 🙂

  5. Ghie Ghie
    May 2, 2016
    Reply

    Well deserved!!! Right, Lady Razen Singson??

    • Lady Razen Singson
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Right!!! ❤️

  6. Carissa Enriquez
    May 2, 2016
    Reply

    Yanna, I should’ve waited at this final show. I forgot! :'(

    • Yanna Gosiengfiao
      May 2, 2016
      Reply

      Aww sayang. ?

  7. Kamille Reyes
    May 3, 2016
    Reply

    Fatima Rye

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