Les Miserables in Seattle, opening week – highly recommend it! “Les Miz” is at the 5th Avenue Theatre, showing August 9th through the 27th….so you still have time to see it! I was really impressed with the score and enjoyed the new updates…the “moving” backdrop for example. It is the 25th Anniversary of Boublil & Schonberg’s legendary musical. I saw Les Miserables in New York City on Broadway almost 25 years ago and it was a pleasure to see it once again, now in Seattle. The musical is approximately three hours in length including intermission. So, you certainly get your money’s worth. I especially liked “I dreamed a dream” performed by Betsy Morgan (excellent voice) and the song “On My Own”. The star of the show was indeed J. Mark McVey who played Jean Valjean. The entire cast was really good, and the conductor, Robert Billig, and the Orchestra, really fabulous. http://www.5thavenue.org/show/lesmiserables1112/
Prior to the show, we had a bite at the Daily Grill. Sean, the manager was friendly and hospitable. I had the Grill Chop Salad, Mac & Cheese, and a glass of Fall Line Cab Franc. Yes, I know…not the most low-fat meal. The Daily Grill has locations across the U.S.A. http://dailygrill.com/locations/daily-grill-seattle-washington
Summertime in the city is always a wonderful time…go out and experience it while it lasts!