les mis in concert

So this one time at an Aaron Tveit concert...

Aaron was leading the crowd in a “Do You Hear The People Sing” Sing-A-Long and he decided to try to climb on the stool he had on stage…
and it did not work..
so he attempted again…
and it again, did not work…
And then he decided it was against his better judgement and did NOT climb on the stool…

What exactly were you planning on doing on the stool sir?? Lead a Revolution?!

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Aaron Tveit performing at Wolf Trap on 1/21/17 - All Broadway Tunes!

1. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ - Oklahoma
2. Daybreak - Floyd Collins
3. The Streets of Dublin - Man of No Importance
4. Fight The Dragons - Big Fish
5. Love I Hear - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
6. Proud Lady - The Baker’s Wife
7. Disney Medley (1) - When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio) // Belle (Beginning) (Beauty and the Beast) // I’ve Got No Strings (Pinocchio) // Cruella De'Ville (101 Dalmatians) // Belle (Ending) (Beauty and the Beast)
8. Disney Medley (2) - Proud of Your Boy (Aladdin) // Go The Distance (Hercules) // Out There (The Hunchback of Norte Dame)
9. Les Mis Medley - Bring Him Home // I Dreamed a Dream // Do You Hear the People Sing (Sing-A-Long)
10. Sondheim Medley - Good Thing Going // Finishing The Hat
11. Sandy - Grease
12. Marry Me a Little - Company
13. At The Fountain - Sweet Smell of Success
14. It All Fades Away - Bridges of Madison County

(Thanks for the setlist @lovable22)

I snuck this from the front row so theres a few moments I realized he wasn’t on screen haha but very few (only twice?) enjoy!

States of undress in the Les Mis 25th Anniversary Concert

In the group watch of this concert yesterday, the important topics of Enjolras’ indecent costume and the eventual stripping of the rest of Les Amis to copy him were extensively discussed.

However, not being too familiar with either the musical adaptions or 19th century Parisian fashion, I found it hard to keep track of who was taking off their clothes when. So of course, I went through taking screenshots of each character, first at the café, then at the barricade.

Why would I feel the need to document this? Well, that’s for me to know and you to find out.

First, Enjolras. He is inexplicably and indecently dressed right from the beginning. No coat, waistcoat open, cravat tied at the bottom, kinky leather wristbands, “what are shirt buttons for?” Either he is very passionate about the coming revolution, as @spacestationtrustfund suggested, or, as @elliotenjolras offered as an explanation, he was making out with someone pretty intensely just beforehand, and they failed to help him re-dress.

This Combeferre has the fashion sense of a stressed professor anyway, but he imitates (or perhaps is helped by) Enjolras in losing one vest and opening the second, loosening his (adorable) bow-tied cravat and rolling up his (questionable) sleeves for the barricade.

Jean Prouvaire is all-too-happy to shed some clothing for the cause, and looks suitably Romantic doing so.

Feuilly naturally strips to stand in solidarity with Enjolras and his unfortunate inability to wear clothes.

This Courfeyrac is so passionate that he probably tears at his clothes until they look like this. “Revolution is of greater importance, even, than my newest silk cravat, as fashionable as it undeniably is.”

Bossuet just managed to trip several times on the way to the barricade, and that’s why he looks dishevelled.

Joly removes his cravat completely, to go one better than his compatriots. Not at all because he has secretly always suspected that wearing one probably impedes the natural flow of blood to one’s head.

Grantaire is an absolute mess at the café and remains so at the barricade, matching Enjolras throughout.

Marius tries very hard to fit in by taking off his coat and cravat, but his frilly shirt and gold waistcoat makes him look more like a posh bee than a busy revolutionary.

Bonus: As @shellcollector pointed out, Javert easily infiltrates the group by dressing up as one of them. It’s not particularly difficult to do.

So there you go. Thanks to his loyal friends, Enjolras is not the only one who dies looking as though he only had 30 seconds to get dressed that morning.

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Wolf Trap Sunday January 22, 2017
1. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ - Oklahoma
2. Daybreak - Floyd Collins

3. The Streets of Dublin - Man of No Importance

4. Fight The Dragons - Big Fish
5. Love I Hear - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

6. Proud Lady - The Baker’s Wife (He hilariously messed up the words)

7. Disney Medley (1) - When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio) // Belle (Beginning) (Beauty and the Beast) // I’ve Got No Strings (Pinocchio) // Cruella De'Ville (101 Dalmatians) // Gaston/Belle (Ending) (Beauty and the Beast)

8. Disney Medley (2) - Proud of Your Boy (Aladdin) // Go The Distance (Hercules) // Out There (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

9. Les Mis Medley - Bring Him Home // I Dreamed a Dream // Drink With Me // Do You Hear the People Sing (Sing-A-Long)

10. Sondheim Medley - Good Thing Going // Finishing The Hat 

11. Sandy - Grease

12. Marry Me a Little - Company
13. Goodbye - Catch Me If You Can
14. It All Fades Away - Bridges of Madison County

(set list cred to @lovable22)

I was in the 3rd row tonight so video was a little harder through people’s heads but for the most part I think I got it pretty well.  Enjoy!

Does anyone here still remember the pre movie Les Mis and POTO fandom?

Bc damn son those were some good times

Hear me out:

I’m not from USA, I don’t live there. But I watch the Tony’s every year. Since I saw the Newsies presentation I’ve been in love with the show. I heard the OBC as much as I could and watched as many bootlegs as I could find but I lost some of the dialogue for the bad audio and the speech pattern and accent used in the play which I don’t get sometimes. To finally see it on HD was amazing. Newsies live was everything.

I waited five years for that: to see Newsies. And It was totally worth it.

This is why professional stage recordings are important. In my country, theatre is a thing that gets really overlooked and isn’t appreciated. We rarely get new plays. And usually they use theatre-actors-wannabes; they use soap opera actors cause the multimedia mass media company we have owns the only big theatre company we have so it reuses its actors. We barely get a musical that’s well sung or acted or danced. And we rarely get any broadway musical adaptations.

I own a copy of every professional stage recording out there: Rent, Phantom of the Opera 25, Les Mis 10 & 25, Chess in Concert, Shrek the Musical, etc… And I’m definitely gonna own a Newsies Live copy.

I just wish we were given this option more often.

Theatre culture is important.
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give me  b r a n d y  on my breath
and I’ll breathe them all to  d e a t h !

hadley as grantaire for law-of-complementary-colors

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this is of course the most important video of all from the les mis 25th anniversary concert i won’t tell you guys how many times i have watched this but it’s a lot just stop watching at 1:51 before the jonas brother comes on and ruins marius 

and if you’re wondering how long people have been shipping enjolras and grantaire the answer to that is always