Les Miz And Friends! A Puppet Parody

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A very human production of “Les Miserables” comes to a halt when the lead actor of Jean ValJean goes missing. In his place, a friendly puppet offers to play the role—though he's never seen the show.

Both a loving homage and a brutal deconstruction of the classic Broadway musical, LES MIZ AND FRIENDS! follows a revolution of its very own—as the puppets attack all the show's shortcomings and decide to transform it into something better.

Full of audience interaction, improvisation, foul language, parody and original music, LES MIZ AND FRIENDS! will delight Les Miserables lovers and haters alike.

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If the original is known for being “a musical that makes history,” this send-up should be known as the musical that makes us laugh till we cry and beg for more. It's beyond smart, and right before its end, it reveals a musical similarity to a familiar patriotic refrain that does indeed threaten to alter our love for at least one of the musical's best-known songs, forever.

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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In the “re-envisioning” of this beloved musical based on Victor Hugo's renowned classic, Nathan Makaryk and Geneviève Flati have shown the most respectful humility and sublime scholarly insights.
Naw, I'm yanking your chain, they've totally trashed it.
But trashed it with respect and sublimity.

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

While the play makes a lot of really good points about Les Mis, the topical jokes aren't funny enough or varied enough to warrant the length of this production.

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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If the original is known for being “a musical that makes history,” this send-up should be known as the musical that makes us laugh till we cry and beg for more. It's beyond smart, and right before its end, it reveals a musical similarity to a familiar patriotic refrain that does indeed threaten to alter our love for at least one of the musical's best-known songs, forever.

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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In the “re-envisioning” of this beloved musical based on Victor Hugo's renowned classic, Nathan Makaryk and Geneviève Flati have shown the most respectful humility and sublime scholarly insights.
Naw, I'm yanking your chain, they've totally trashed it.
But trashed it with respect and sublimity.

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

While the play makes a lot of really good points about Les Mis, the topical jokes aren't funny enough or varied enough to warrant the length of this production.

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review