Last week, the Arts Club announced a two-week extension to their run of Les Misérables, now ending August 2nd.
According to the Arts Club blog, it is now the highest-selling production in their 46 year history, even besting perennial favourite and previous record-holder Beauty and the Beast.
I hadn’t planned on reviewing Les Misérables for Musicals in Vancouver, largely because it opened a month before this blog even started. That’s not to say that I haven’t seen it, nor to say that I don’t harbour any strong opinions about this production or about Les Mis in general.
I’m hoping to take in another performance between now and early next week, for two reasons. (1) I saw it in previews, and (2) I didn’t take notes and my memory isn’t what it used to be. Scratch that, make it three reasons. (3) I’m happy for the excuse to catch Les Misérables again.
It’s also on my to-do list to catch Altar Boyz again, outside of previews. The first time was near-perfect, and I’m anxious to see the differences a week can make. I should have reviews and updates on both shows up by next week. Until then, if you haven’t seen Les Mis or Altar Boyz, get your tickets fast. You really can’t go wrong with either show.
Altar Boyz plays until August 1st at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston Street).
Les Misérables runs through August 2nd at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville Street).