2012/06/30 – 4NT: Seattle
Peter Lockyer (Valjean), Andrew Varela (Javert), Betsy Morgan (Fantine), Lauren Wiley (Cosette), Max Quinlan (Marius), Timothy Gulan (Thenardier), Shawna M. Hamic (Mme. Thenardier), Jason Forbach (Enjolras)

A former Marius and u/s Valjean…



I don’t know about the West End, but over here, our Grantaires take their relationship with Gavroche very seriously. So here is a compilation of some Grantaire’s screaming in agony when Gavroche is killed 😀

  1. Joe Spieldenner, 4th National Tour (this is THE scream of agony. The official one)
  2. John Rapson, Broadway (This was early in his run, where he actually said “OH GOD NO”. Very memorable.)
  3. John Rapson, Broadway (Later in his run, where it’s just a scream)
  4. Adam Monley, Broadway understudy
  5. Dennis Moench, Broadway understudy 
  6. Eric Van Tielen, Tour understudy (dat whimper doe)
  7. Joe Spieldenner, North Shore Music Theatre (just… wait it out. The whole thing. It’s worth it)

To give you an idea about what really happened in the last audio 



“Last night during the show our Fantine Montego’s wig came off, and she was offstage trying to get it back on so she missed her cues to come back onstage and sing. So we’re all just sitting in the factory scene, and Les Mis doesn’t stop orchestra wise so the music just kept going and one of our ensemble members just started yelling out her lines, but he couldn’t remember all of them so he motioned to us and we all just started yelling Fantine’s song. And none of our mikes were on because it’s not programmed, and the sound guy didn’t know what to do, so we were all just screaming. There was also an incident one time on tour. All of the factory tables are on tracks, and in the middle of the factory scene something went wrong and all the tables which weren’t supposed to move, just flew off stage as fast as they could. So all the women were just on benches polishing jet stone like they’re supposed to when the tables disappeared, and they all just froze. All the guys turned upstage to look and our Fantine was just standing there in shock, and she couldn’t leave the stage because she has to sing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ so she had to restrain herself from cracking up on stage. And normally we flip the benches on the table so they can slide offstage, so we had to literally carry the benches off with us. It was a mess. It was really funny but it was a mess. Stuff like that happens at Broadway shows every once in a while.”-@mattrosell Ensemble and u/s for Marius in @lesmizbway
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