Then, when I was 29, I had the good fortune to do the show again, as Mme Thenardier on a North American tour, which stopped in Canada for 6 months...starring Colm Wilkinson as Val Jean...the first night he went on in St. Paul, Minnesota (after not playing the role for a number of years...he didn't want to announce it beforehand)...during the pre-show announcement, while the actors were all milling around the stage, they told the audience, "Tonight, playing the role of Jean Val Jean will be Colm Wilkinson" ...and there was a dead silence...the audience erupted and we all turned to Colm who went a bit green...he was amazing, of course.
|The publicity shot of me as Mme Thenardier...I look about 12 years old.|
When I was in college I wore my cassette tape (yes, cassette tape, suck it) of Les Mis OUT!!
(Also, I would like to add here that they weren't nearly terrifying enough. I had the pleasure and honour of watching Graham Campbell and Janelle Hutchinson as the duo and they were about as scary as you could get...there was no question in your mind that they murdered people and beat the hell outta Cosette...and they still made you laugh...artists.)
YOU BE THE JUDGE!!! GO AND SEE IT!
There are a lot of awesome things to see and hear!