The overall view of the music was that it was all to a steady beat that was the same in several different but very effective songs which emphasised the beat in movement as well as just the music. I think that all of the music in the performance was very well suited and chosen to perfection. There where a number of sound effects used throughout the performance such as the gun shots in the barricades, the sound of smashing rocks in the chain gangs in the opening scene and the sound of wind as Javert jumped off the bridge.
Music played a very big part of the performance, as it was very powerful. The best example is castle on a cloud, where Fontine sings about her dreams of a world where every one is equal and they all live in a castle and there is no fighting or arguing she wants the world to be a peaceful place to live. Look down was the song that was sung in the chain gang at the beginning of the performance the beat was repeated several times and was a great choice of song to start it all off and keep the viewers focused.
Master of the house was one of the only comical pieces of the performance. It broke it all up very well, it was set in the pub and was performed by Thenardier and his wife along with the customers of the pub, this described the characters, which is what all the songs do even if they don’t say it directly. Conclusion Overall Impact I thought that this was an exceptional performance and I would definitely see it again if I ever get the chance.
This was an unusual performance because it made you feel sorry for the bad guy (Valjean) and made you hate the good guy (Jevert). The performance kept my attention at all times. I think that the rest of my piers shared the same views of the performance as I. I thought that the most interesting part of the performance was when Jean Valjean ripped up the piece of paper and decided to become a person rather than a number. I thought that the highlight of the performance was the scene with the run away cart.
Jean Valjean did the impossible and lifted an extremely heavy cart to save someone’s life when people where saying and thinking that he would never be able to do it even if he did have three men to help, but he did it on his own. This got him great respect but Javert was watching and realised that only one man could do such a thing as that and that was prisoner 24601 aka Jean Valjean. I wouldn’t change anything about the performance by choice but if I had to I would stage it in a larger theatre so that more people could see this great piece of theatre!
The most visual moments I retain is the opening scene where Jean Valjean is first seen working in a chain gang. I felt a mix of emotions because I was sad that Valjean had died but pleased to have witnessed such a good performance. I would remember this production because of the acting and musicals as well as the characters Jean Valjean and Javert because I felt that I could relate to them. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of Les Miserables and would definitely recommend it to anyone that appreciates good theatre!