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The worst Les Mies ever!

Now I know that we have talked about this production of Les Mies before. But I think we need a offcail thread for our hatred of this...Thing.

I present. For those who have not experienced the horribleness of it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1773013349632521966&q=Les+Miserables&hl=en
MlleTholomyès

Stars always manages to crack me up.
lesmisloony

http://musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=68011&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

If you want to see something truly wonderful and horrifying, check out Blacklick Valley.

http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/lesmisloony/hilarity.html
That's my catalogue of all the Blacklick Valley songs in order.

I always feel like I should save those videos off of youtube and repost them somewhere else just in case the kid who posted them ever takes them down.
Ulkis

That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.
pennypingleton1994

I'm just kinda skimming through this video, but are there 3 little Cosettes???

EDIT: Actually, they seem to do that with most of the songs. And WTF is up with Master of the House?
pennypingleton1994

Just saw the curtain call. Shocked

This is why Les Miz should never be attempted by elementary schoolers.
Proud Dork

Never have I laughed so hard in my life. You'd think this was a parody of something, but alas...
lesmisloony

Ulkis wrote:
That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.

You're talking about the Blacklick Valley ECAET, right? AKA the best video on youtube?

I'm not kidding when I say how much I love that guy. I simply call him Little Marius. And he's so bad he's good*



*no he isn't
fjays

HAHA the innapropriate dancing in A Heart Full Of Love....... Hilarious!!

And having the cd playing instead of people singing in One Day More?
Too funny! Its so obvious.. the voices are so much older.. teehee

And I don't know what song it is at 53 minutes.. but its so funny! what?! why is Javert singing such a jazzy song? why are they dancing so strangely? haha I really am puzzled.

LOL Master of the House...... Far out I'm laughing so hard.. and I'm not even a massive Les Mis fan!! HAHAHAH
greenelphiexoxo

.....oh dear god...... who could have ever thought that this was a good idea?

Umm... I thought this was a musical?
The dancing was so unneccessary and stupid
ALL the boys were yelling their lines
I have to admit, the Eponine was adorable
Cossette TRIED at least... eh..

You wonder what the parents were thinking...
music is my life!!!

can they bl**dy well get on with the show?????

and what's with the random harpsichord???? this is in the Romantic period, the harpsichord was phased out 200 years before this! Laughing and hellooooo can they at least hold harmonies??? i mean a week's course shud at least teach them that! Confused
"and what have we here?" i can't even hear the words.... it needs to be spat out by a SOLOIST!!!! Evil or Very Mad
I dreamed a dream.... urgh don't even go there.... that girl in the middle was funny tho Laughing at least that was in tune Confused
but why do MD's always give solo violins the good bits???
God, i'm sure this production isn't legal... what about the prostitiutes???? They all sound demented... Shocked
omfg bamatabois is about 7! Laughing Laughing
policemen!!!! Laughing Laughing love the hats! very 1821! Razz
grrr.... why is it all so monotonous?!?!?!?!?! Mad
Yakko

And I thought Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera was scary!
MlleTholomyès

lesmisloony wrote:
Ulkis wrote:
That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.

You're talking about the Blacklick Valley ECAET, right? AKA the best video on youtube?

I'm not kidding when I say how much I love that guy. I simply call him Little Marius. And he's so bad he's good*



*no he isn't


I love his voice. It's like he's trying to be good, but the director gave up, and just told him to be jubilant all the time.
curlyhairedsoprano91

MlleTholomyès wrote:
lesmisloony wrote:
Ulkis wrote:
That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.

You're talking about the Blacklick Valley ECAET, right? AKA the best video on youtube?

I'm not kidding when I say how much I love that guy. I simply call him Little Marius. And he's so bad he's good*



*no he isn't


I love his voice. It's like he's trying to be good, but the director gave up, and just told him to be jubilant all the time.


The pelvic thrusting at 1:05 is terribly amusing, as well.

EDIT: You can tell that this kid is trying to exactly copy Michael Ball in the TAC. Like, listen to his inflection. He's trying soooo hard. It's hilarious.
What you own

lesmisloony wrote:
http://musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=68011&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

If you want to see something truly wonderful and horrifying, check out Blacklick Valley.

http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/lesmisloony/hilarity.html
That's my catalogue of all the Blacklick Valley songs in order.

I always feel like I should save those videos off of youtube and repost them somewhere else just in case the kid who posted them ever takes them down.


Oh god this is so bad it's good. Lovely people cracks me up to no end. There selling gloves! Of course they where. All this time I've been ao stupid. Silly me.
nabla

Holy hell that is awful, i just skimmed but a couple of things
My god that slide show at the start goes forever and made me want to throw things
Lol at the innapropriate and extremely annoying dance girls that pop up in nearly every song
LMAO at any of them attempting to act, the prologue pretty much set the tone for the whole thing
One Day More with backing track.... right
What's with all the cheering? We get it, the revolutionaries are little children... it's not that great
fjays

MlleTholomyès wrote:
lesmisloony wrote:
Ulkis wrote:
That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.

You're talking about the Blacklick Valley ECAET, right? AKA the best video on youtube?

I'm not kidding when I say how much I love that guy. I simply call him Little Marius. And he's so bad he's good*



*no he isn't


I love his voice. It's like he's trying to be good, but the director gave up, and just told him to be jubilant all the time.


HAHA I love that little Marius.. that beret.. hehe
and his voice.. oh its too good to be true!!
SianZena

I am officially amused.
What amuses me most is the fact that all the little children seem to think they doing rather amazingly.
And whats with the three random dancers after Fantine's death? I nearly wet myself.
Ulkis

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That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.


You're talking about the Blacklick Valley ECAET, right? AKA the best video on youtube?


Indeed I am. Oops, I guess I guess I clicked on the wrong thing. But I'm not sorry. Oh, not sorry at all.
Ulla Dance Again!

Guys, you're forgetting these two gems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn4XZFCt5Ak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCthDBt2GgQ

I have nothing against gender bending, by the way.

ETA: the video originally posted is cringeworthy, but also quite humorous. I've never seen a production of Les Miserables that was so dance intensive.
lesmisloony

Hey, Montparnasse and the kid who played Marius in the Blacklick Valley Les Mis are now friends on facebook! No lie. It's beautiful.
MlleTholomyès

You found his facebook?
DramaPrincess

Ulla Dance Again! wrote:
Guys, you're forgetting these two gems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn4XZFCt5Ak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCthDBt2GgQ

I have nothing against gender bending, by the way.

ETA: the video originally posted is cringeworthy, but also quite humorous. I've never seen a production of Les Miserables that was so dance intensive.


Much as I could criticise, I can't deny that I am insanely jealous of the existence of a female Javert (and I could sing that without taking it up an octave!)
lesmisloony

I didn't, actually, but was pointed in its direction by a very clever member of this forum.

It's definitely him. He wants to be a photographer. And apparently he pretty much accepts all friend requests.
Lola-Grace

Oh this is the cringiest thing to ever be let loose from Cringetown in the entire history of cringe...

I just skipped through it but I wanted to chuck my laptop into the fiery chasms of mount doom when they were shouting:

"TO-LOVE-A-NO-THER-PER-SON-IS-TO-SEE-THE-FACE-OF-GAWD"

Aaaaaaaaaah Shocked
Ulla Dance Again!

DramaPrincess wrote:
Ulla Dance Again! wrote:
Guys, you're forgetting these two gems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn4XZFCt5Ak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCthDBt2GgQ

I have nothing against gender bending, by the way.

ETA: the video originally posted is cringeworthy, but also quite humorous. I've never seen a production of Les Miserables that was so dance intensive.


Much as I could criticise, I can't deny that I am insanely jealous of the existence of a female Javert (and I could sing that without taking it up an octave!)

The female Javert and Eponine are the saving graces behind the production. Laughing
MlleTholomyès

Aww, too bad ODM cuts in at the middle. I wanted to see how terribly they botched Enjolras.
Pannic

I can't get through the first number...

They're screwing with the script and the score! Why are they cutting verses and shouting every other line?
Ulla Dance Again!

I guess it was easier for the kids that way.

Don't get me wrong, I love kids. I love seeing kids embrace theatre at an early age and I love seeing them perform in summer camp shows. That being said, whoever decided that Les Miserables was a good production for an eight day time period is crazy.
Vice

lesmisloony wrote:
Ulkis wrote:
That part where he collapses to his knees and 'throws' his beret makes me erupt into gales of laughter every time. Every time. Oh man.

You're talking about the Blacklick Valley ECAET, right? AKA the best video on youtube?

I'm not kidding when I say how much I love that guy. I simply call him Little Marius. And he's so bad he's good*



*no he isn't


OMGOMGOMG... DEATH GRADUATION ROBES.
...
*stiil watching the others*

I'm late to the party, my computer can play this stuff now.
Felix Felicis

Made my day, this just completely made my day. I was watching through some of them and suddenly thought, "My word, this Eponine is great!" Then I realised, no, no she's not, but next to these kids she sounds like Lea Salonga.
And the comments with each video are hilarious.
Yakko

Well what do you guys think of this one?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFg8bn8K10M
MlleTholomyès

I don't think I can watch any more LMSEs. Good God, they all remind me of Blacklick.

But uhm. Wtf? Why is Eponine in a white t-shirt? And why does Enjolras sound like he's yawning?
Yakko

MlleTholomyès wrote:
I don't think I can watch any more LMSEs. Good God, they all remind me of Blacklick.

But uhm. Wtf? Why is Eponine in a white t-shirt? And why does Enjolras sound like he's yawning?



I don't know about the shirt but I think Enjolras was trying to sound classical.
lesmisloony

Bahaha look at Valjean's beard! I do like the costumes, though...

This video isn't that bad. The worst part is "Cosette" being misspelled in the video information. A few people sound shrill on "the time is now, the day is here," but other than that... why did you link this? The chorus parts are a little bad, I guess. Oh, and the last note was wretched. But it's just average student-level stuff, you know?
MlleTholomyès

Wasn't this a community theatre project? Not a high school? I suspect if it were a school, it'd be WAAAY WORSE.
Yakko

lesmisloony wrote:
Bahaha look at Valjean's beard! I do like the costumes, though...

This video isn't that bad. The worst part is "Cosette" being misspelled in the video information. A few people sound shrill on "the time is now, the day is here," but other than that... why did you link this? The chorus parts are a little bad, I guess. Oh, and the last note was wretched. But it's just average student-level stuff, you know?




I just wanted to ask since I was in it.
lesmisloony

I figured it was something like that. The costumes are very nice and (other than some vague issues with the harmony in the chorus part and, like I said, the last note being rather painful) it looks like it was a pretty decent show.
Yakko

Well...yeah but the other cast we had was horrible!
Yakko

Yakko wrote:
lesmisloony wrote:
Bahaha look at Valjean's beard! I do like the costumes, though...

This video isn't that bad. The worst part is "Cosette" being misspelled in the video information. A few people sound shrill on "the time is now, the day is here," but other than that... why did you link this? The chorus parts are a little bad, I guess. Oh, and the last note was wretched. But it's just average student-level stuff, you know?




I just wanted to ask since I was in it.



Oh yeah the beard was real! He really grew it!
Eppie-Sue

I know this is about the worst Les Mis, but I found these clips of a LSME and I was actually impressed. Especially by their Enjolras. Yes, their voices kind of fail at some notes, but apparently it really was their last night and they are not professional singes, so they may be forgiven.
Anyway. I love how their Enjolras acts. So not GI Joe. And I totally googled him and his MySpace tells me that - wait for it, wait for it - he has read the brick. And it's one of his favourite books, too. So that's all kinds of awesome. Just ignore his riding boots (?) at the beginning.
Besides, they have a rotating stage! And, and, and... just have a look at those videos. Very professional. Great Cosette. Wonderful Gavroche. Amazing overacting from Thénardier.
Although Marius is a bit too... boyband Mr. Green ... dear oh dear.
Master Of The House
Look Down
Red & Black/DYHTPS
In My Life
Gavroche's Death

there are more, but those were my personal highlights. and I know it's really not that fantastic, but after watching Blacklick Valley I found these and they looked Tony-worthy to me in that moment.
MlleTholomyès

Ohh! I remember this one! I think I was going to rate it as one of my favourite SEs, but I kinda forgot. I reiterate: their Combeferre = swoon.

And blond, quasi-regency-styled hair!Marius = giggle. The history geek in me is squeeing.
BwayLover

Eppie-Sue wrote:
I know this is about the worst Les Mis, but I found these clips of a LSME and I was actually impressed. Especially by their Enjolras. Yes, their voices kind of fail at some notes, but apparently it really was their last night and they are not professional singes, so they may be forgiven.
Anyway. I love how their Enjolras acts. So not GI Joe. And I totally googled him and his MySpace tells me that - wait for it, wait for it - he has read the brick. And it's one of his favourite books, too. So that's all kinds of awesome. Just ignore his riding boots (?) at the beginning.
Besides, they have a rotating stage! And, and, and... just have a look at those videos. Very professional. Great Cosette. Wonderful Gavroche. Amazing overacting from Thénardier.
Although Marius is a bit too... boyband Mr. Green ... dear oh dear.
Master Of The House
Look Down
Red & Black/DYHTPS
In My Life
Gavroche's Death

there are more, but those were my personal highlights. and I know it's really not that fantastic, but after watching Blacklick Valley I found these and they looked Tony-worthy to me in that moment.

I LOVE their Eponine's On My Own Acting, although her voice was a bit annoying at parts like "pretending"
Ulkis

Oh my God oh my God oh my God, the video from the first post in this thread, I didn't actually watch it until today, and for the love of God, if you're going to SPEAK all the lyrics, why not just use actual dialogue from the book? The musical is not exactly known for its brilliant lyrics.
the_bleeding_layabout

Ulkis wrote:
Oh my God oh my God oh my God, the video from the first post in this thread, I didn't actually watch it until today, and for the love of God, if you're going to SPEAK all the lyrics, why not just use actual dialogue from the book? The musical is not exactly known for its brilliant lyrics.


ahahaha i know Laughing
Though tbh, the speaking the lyrics wasn't even the biggest problem (which is SERIOUSLY saying something)... what was with the interpretive dancing?!
Ulkis

I don't think interpretive dancing is such a bad idea - it is, after all, a musical. But for what they were going for, I think it would have been better to change the dialogue and just make the music intrumental maybe. And it was definitely inappropriate during Stars. WTF? A girl in a pink dress representing Javert. And what was with the demonic chorus? "Just think. Of That. 10 Francs. TEN. FRANCS. FRANCS. FRANCS."
Quique

Eppie-Sue wrote:
Master Of The House


That Mme. T. made me laugh more than the ones in the pro productions I've seen. Her delivery is hilarious.
Lauraa

Lol the Blacklick Valley one makes me laugh so much...

"Don't they know they're taking gloves from one already dead"

Laughing
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