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  Les Miserables at Cadillac Palace Theatre

Les Miserables

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph Chicago

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.

Thru - Oct 29, 2017

Show Type: Musical

Running Time: 2hrs, 45mins; one intermission

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  Les Miserables Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...The most striking thing here is that this cast of exceptional singers is brand new — as in, they've just been out a couple of weeks. They clearly are still enjoying the sound they can make together and the gifts provided by such material and colleagues, especially Cartell, and, as a result, the vocals are rich and emotionally open-hearted. And the storytelling is sharp."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Recommended

"...The current touring edition of the show, directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, is unquestionably visually stunning, with the spectacular sets (inspired by Hugo’s own evocative paintings) created for the show’s 25th anniversary revival in 2009 and designed by Matt Kinley, with projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. And the cast is packed with power voices. But often the whole undertaking feels more intent on flashiness, and by hitting the big moments with extra force and using far more explicit violence than I recall from earlier stagings, the story loses its all-important emotional heart. Also lost at times are many lyrics — sometimes drowned out by an overamplified orchestra, and sometimes simply sacrificed to beautiful tone. Ironically, it is the children in the show whose diction is most precise."
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Hedy Weiss

Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...In this artfully refreshed 25th anniversary revival from 2010, Laurence Connor (sharing directing credit with James Powell) replaced the revolving stage with scenery and projections inspired by Hugo's paintings. Their production, which played Chicago several years ago, has returned. And it is magnificent."
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Barbara Vitello

Time Out Chicago - Recommended

"...In other words, for all the issues with this new staging, it’s still Les Miz. You’d have to try pretty hard to screw it up, and this production isn’t trying nearly hard enough."
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Alex Huntsberger

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