Broadway be damned. The talent pool here in the greater Eureka area is stupendous. This coming from a former New York theatre snob.
I have seen "Les Miserables" almost a dozen times including New York and Europe and broadcast orchestrations and in three languages. After experiencing tonight the current production at North Coast Repertory Theatre, I say Broadway be damned!
The production staff must be applauded for successfully bringing such a huge, epic production into this charming intimate environment. I want to mention a few special names but that would include everyone connected. Simply, and in the interest of column space in the paper (I can get wordy), I encourage you to see this — it is a have-to. No excuses. It is running through the 21st of June.
Richard Eisner, Arcata