Lea Salonga recently wrote of her experience watching the production of Les Miserables in Tokyo, Japan, and it was full of praises. To say that she was blown away is an understatement. Many remember Lea for her iconinc portrayal of Eponine in Broadway in 1993 and Fantine 2007 so to hear her rave about a Les Miserables performance would mean a lot to the cast. She goes as far as to say that “it’s probably the best production of “Les Miz” that I’d seen in a very long time.” She goes on to say that “ I don’t think I had ever seen a harder-working group of actors on a stage, committed to telling this story with every fiber of their being.”
She leaves this message to the cast and crew: You have all inspired me as a performer, fueling my own desires to keep on singing full-throated and committed to telling stories the best way I know how. There are many other companies out there in the world that could learn a thing or two from you.
Les Misrables is scheduled to be performed in Fukuoka on August 3 – 31 in Hakata-za. Link here.