It's official! At the end of this month, as the current run of Les Miserables comes to a close, PDB will be packing his bags and heading due east to get to the midwest. The summer is to be spent at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, MI. To check out pending season information, season subscriptions, or to just learn more about the Barn, click HERE.
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to see the PCPA production of “Les Miserables.” It was a terrific evening watching the tremendous story unfold in front of me.
Then this last Christmas Day, I went to see the film production. From what I understand, people either hated it or loved it — I loved it.
“Les Miserables” is classic theater and as sad as the story goes, I always thought it was something that could be satirized, because of the seriousness of the play.
And now for something completely different — The Great American Melodrama in Oceano is now serving up its version, but they aren’t taking it serious at all.
“Les Miserables ... or a whole lot LESS Miserable,” is a terrific farce and satire of the classic Victor Hugo novel, and of the Broadway play.
Written by Tom Jordan, then liberally adapted by director Eric Hoit, “Les Miserables” is a very funny and edited down version.