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Les Misérables on the Big Screen on Christmas Day #lesmis

One of my first experiences with a Broadway style show was Les Misérables.  I believe it was 8th grade, the brother of my nun/teacher was wealthy and treated the students to meaningful experiences that a broke Philadelphia Catholic school system didn’t have money for. The details are sketchy as to what Center City theater we went to but I remember the performance vividly.  It was powerful and emotional and something I’ve remembered for many many years.

This particular adaptation of Les Misérables is different than any other done before.  While each actor has a script to follow using ORIGINAL stage music they are able to incorporate their own emotion, heart and soul to represent this old story of love, atonement and suffering. I’m already a Hugh Jackman fan but I’m really looking forward to the power behind this role.

Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.  Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar®winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.  Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole.  When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

cosette poster les miserables

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