Les Misérables in Denver | Buell Theatre

2018/2019 US Tour … July 25, 2018

Les Miserables at the Buell Theatre in DenverI’ve lost count of how many live shows we’ve seen at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre now, and I can’t believe it’s been nearly seven weeks since I saw Les Misérables with my daughters.

The set was darker than other shows I’ve seen. I understand it fits the mood, but it made it hard to appreciate the details of the set design. The photo to the right shows our view from our front row, mezzanine seats. It appears further away in the picture than it actually was.

Nick Cartell (Jean Valjean) singing Bring Him Home brought a couple tears to my eyes. What a voice!

Les Mis is one of the top 10 highest grossing Broadway musicals of all time. See the top 29 here. It’s now in my personal top five favorites, which includes Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Frozen, and a tie between Aladdin and Evita. Tied for number six are Mamma Mia and Cabaret.

Next month, I’ll see if Dear Evan Hansen will make that list. Then in May next year, I’m going to see Wicked for the third time!

I’m a huge fan of live theater because it’s LIVE! They don’t get to cut if they mess up; they just roll with it and make it work. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, the audience usually doesn’t even notice.

Are you a fan of live theater? What shows have you seen?

3 Replies to “Les Misérables in Denver | Buell Theatre”

  1. I am a fan of live theater, a big one, a musical theatre fanatic.

    I saw this cast- a slightly different one- only because I saw it back in November. Nick Cartell (Jean Valjean)- yes what, a voice and “Bring Him Home” was so soulful and was strong enough and quiet enough for what the scene required. It really sounded like a prayer. Saw Les Mis 4 other times- this particular tour was my 5th time.

    Other live shows I loved: Rent, Newsies, Grease, Oklahoma, Wicked (4x), Sound of Music, Pippin, Music Man, Annie, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia.

    In just one day, going to Lion King. Will never stop seeing live shows. There is nothing like the power of live theatre: two words: THE ATMOSPHERE: that is why there is nothing like like the power of live theatre.

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    1. Yes! The atmosphere is phenomenal!

      I’ll probably see Wicked and Phantom every time they’re in town. I saw Phantom twice now. The set was completely different the second time. One that I have not seen yet is The Lion King. I hope that comes back to Denver.

      Also already purchased for next year is Anastasia. That’s my oldest daughter’s favorite. Mine is Frozen, which I saw twice during its exclusive premiere in Denver and would LOVE to see it in NY!

      I’ll definitely stop by your blog.


      1. I could easily see Les Mis each time it tours.

        I faced a Les Mis dilemma last year. Over the summer, I knew it was coming to Charlotte, my hometown in December, right after finals- I wanted my parents to take me then. Then my last year of Gardner Webb started- guess what student activities was taking people to see Les Mis in Greenville.

        My parents told me to choose one: Greenville or Charlotte: I wanted to do both. In Charlotte, they were going to Ovens. In Greenville, it was Peace Center.

        I thought of both venues. I love Peace Center more than Ovens. Then it was my last year at Gardner Webb: I wanted to make the most of my last year at Gardner Webb so I choose Gardner Webb over my family- that drove me nuts.

        That was why 5th time seeing Les Mis- I am obsessed with Les Mis.

        My family still hadn’t purchased any tickets for the upcoming season: I wanted them to do that soon. But for now: I am seeing Lion King tomorrow. I really want them to purchase tickets for the upcoming season: I have to keep on nagging them for tickets.

        I live in Charlotte, NC, a popular touring destination. Soon enough I have to purchase my own.

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