For years I have been hearing that Les Misérables is the most phenomenal musical, so I was really excited to finally experience it for myself and see if it lived up to the hype. DID. IT. EVER.
I’ve never been disappointed by a performance at The National Theatre, so I assumed it would be good. But let me tell you that this show blew my wildest expectations out of the water.
This tragic yet hopeful story was performed flawlessly and held me captive on the edge of my seat for the entire performance. The singing was beyond stunning, and I swear the roof shook from applause after “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home”.
Les Miz has been in production around the world for 32 years, but there is something especially magical about seeing such a timeless musical in an equally classic venue such as The National Theatre. The live orchestra complemented the outstanding performance by the actors perfectly and left me in tears.
I would encourage our followers to grab tickets while you can. Les Miz would be an unforgettable date night or girls night out (I wouldn’t recommend bringing young children). Tickets can be purchased here.
According to the website, “Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. 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, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). 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. Featuring the thrilling score and 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. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.”
Know Before You Go:
The following parking lots are within walking distance of the theater:
1220 E Street, NW – Enter on E Street between 12th and 13th Streets
424 11th Street, NW
1325 G Street, NW – Enter on G Street between 13th and 14th Streets
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Enter on 13th Street between E and F Streets)
The theater is closest to Metro Center (Blue, Orange, Red) station (can also exit at Federal Triangle).
From Metro Center, take the 13th Street exit (at G Street).
Go down the hill on 13th Street
The theatre is two blocks down 13th Street to E Street, and 1/2 block to the right at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(At 13th Street, E Street becomes Pennsylvania Ave.)
–Food and drink are not allowed to be brought into the theater, but there is a full bar and snacks available inside the venue
In exchange for my time and efforts in attending and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest events, I received complimentary tickets to the National Theatre. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.