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Les Misérables Melbourne 2014 sneak peek

Time to hear the people sing. After almost nine months of anticipation, following the classy cast announcement event all the way back in October 2013, the beloved musical is finally ready for its official opening night.

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*** To read Man in Chair’s review of the new Melbourne production of Les Misérables (with more photos) click HERE ***

A media preview this morning allowed a sneak peek of the new production. Producer Michael Cassel introduced the event.

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Premier Denis Napthine spoke of Victoria’s gratitude to Sir Cameron Mackintosh for the extraordinary number of performances of his productions seen in Melbourne. Napthine also spoke with pride of the full complement of musicals currently playing in Melbourne: The King and I at Princess Theatre, Wicked at Regent Theatre and Rocky Horror Show at Comedy Theatre.

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Sir Cameron Mackintosh spoke of Melbourne as a second home, and how proud he was to see the fully completed new production of Les Misérables open here only a couple of months after opening on Broadway. He sees the current of established and new performers as having just as bright a future as the cast of the original Australian production.

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Directors James Powell and Laurence Connor introduced the numbers to be performed, before presenting the full cast.

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Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean

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Hayden Tee as Javert

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Trevor Ashley and Lara Mulcahy as The Thénardiers

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Kerrie Anne Greenland as Éponine

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Emily Langridge as Cosette

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Chris Durling as Enjolras

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Euan Doidge as Marius (with Greenland)

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The company performed “One Day More”

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The preview included the mighty barricade

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As Valjean, Gleeson sings “Bring Him Home” while Marius (Doidge) sleeps

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The full creative and cast list is as follows:

Valjean: Simon Gleeson

Javert: Hayden Tee

Fantine: Patrice Tipoki

Madame Thénardier: Lara Mulcahy

Monsieur Thénardier: Trevor Ashley

Éponine: Kerrie Anne Greenland

Cosette: Emily Langridge

Enjolras: Chris Durling

Marius: Euan Doidge

Gavroche: Ben Jason-Easton, Andre Karabajakian, Jackson Rudge, Daniel Stow

Young Cosette: Cassidy Bonnor, Jazi Hall, Ruby Hall, Alexandra Travers

Young Éponine/Ensemble: Maani Baaker, Rachel Kipnis, Olivia Swinton, Zoe Wakelin

Ensemble: Octavia Barron Martin, Daniel Belle, Hugo Chiarella, Elisa Colla, Melanie Cornell, Mischana Dellora-Cornish, Rodney Dobson, Zoy Frangos, Ben Hall, Luke Joslin, Lincoln Hall, Tamlyn Henderson, Matt Heyward, Zoe Jarrett, Erin Kennedy, Naomi Livingston, Rob Mallett, Allyce Martins, Robert McDougall, Liam McIlwrain, Joel Parnis, Joshua Robson, Lisa Sontag, Chloé Zuel

Director: Laurence Connor, James Powell

Musical Staging: Michael Ashcroft, Geoffrey Garratt

Set & Image Designer: Matt Kinley

Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

Sound Designer: Mick Potter

New Orchestrations: Stephen Brooker, Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe

Music Director/Conductor: Geoffrey Castles

Costume Designer: Andreane Neofitou

Additional Costumes: Christine Rowland

Les Misérables plays at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Official opening night is 3 July 2014.

*** To read Man in Chair’s review of the new Melbourne production of Les Misérables (with more photos) click HERE ***

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Photos: Simon Parris

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