Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) January 04, 2013
Les Miserables tickets have been bestsellers for years, but the latest national tour has introduced the songs of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil in a new and fresh way. After years showcasing the design work of John Napier, the tour rolling into the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has a completely reworked design.
The original production of Les Mis was a triumph of theatrical stage design. A full stage rotating turntable created the streets of Paris, the sewers, and the barricade effortlessly. In the early national tours, the large revolve traveled with the show, thrilling audiences with its impressive visual display. As the show has aged, however, the set needed an updated look, and designer Matt Kinley was brought on board to give this timeless musical a new look.
Philadelphians are getting a taste of the new touring set as this beloved musical rolls into town. The adventures of Jean Valjean and his path to a new life are displayed not on the rotating set of old but a streamlined, minimal set that emphasizes the beauty of the music.
Some of the changes are vastly different from the original. When the musical first opened in London in 1985, the prisoner chorus were chained and involved in meaningless, chain-clattering labor. In the latest version, the prisoners are dragging a giant ship, a far more cinematic approach. The biggest change comes during the barricade scene. The original revolve would spin at the completion of the battle to display the carnage of war. In this latest tour, the barricade remains still, and the silence is what conveys the destruction caused by the battle.
Theatrical remounts are known for reworking designs, but this tour of a modern classic changes a scene design that has been seen the world over. Fans of this epic production have been flocking to the theater to see this latest incarnation, and many shows have sold out.
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