Les Mis Israel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiZwEdtEBig
Just finished Act 1. Not really capable of coherence now. More to come tomorrow (hope I have time to finish Act 2).
OMG. That Valjean. Is he the famous Dudu Fisher?? I mean, it doesn't matter even if he isn't. He's really amazing. Exactly my favorite type. *adds to favorite Valjeans list*
This Fantine is the first stage Fantine whose acting actually convinces me. I like her version of IDAD. A LOT. I know some people might prefer it, but I really don't want Fantine to be Enjolras no.2 who's going to start a revolution against each and every unfaithful man in this world. But most of English Fantines I've seen do that in IDAD, and it becomes even more...unbearable if the actress overacts (looking at you, Lea).
It didn't occur to me before, but I guess the 2012 movie might have played a part in forming my preference for Valjean and Fantine. I'm totally aware that my liking for cute little Eppies definitely comes from the movie. But I also like really badass Valjeans and really poor, miserable Fantines (does it count as guilty pleasure too?) Hmm...maybe I should have picked something else as my introduction to this fandom?
I can totally see the Javert playing Thenardier. His facial expression is just priceless. It's kinda cute though.
*EDIT* Finished Act 2. Still not capable of coherence.
What I write here probably won't make much sense because I'm dying of Javert cuteness now. *checks pulse* Yes I'm officially dead. That guy is the CUTEST Javert I've ever seen. Yes you read it correct. Cutest. Javert. I was literally thinking "no please don't kill yourself you're too cute to die" before his last soliloquy. I know he's trying to be serious, but at some points he really seems like a sulking little kid to me.
Also the way he sings "I have overheard their plans...from the right" made me laugh so hard that I guess the entire campus would hear me, lol.
There are some times when I actually prefer seeing Santa Valjeans. Example: BHH. In the video the guy was smiling when he sang the first "bring him home, bring him home", and suddenly he was like "look what you've done to the poor lad, it's all your fault that he's suffering!"
It's possible that the lyrics do mean it though...but anyway, I find it kinda weird.
I like this version of Turning.