The sets and costumes were lovely, all in shades of white except small pieces in color to signify character or place. Overall, it was so well conceived and produced. I was particularly irked, though, by the Ethel Merman like qualities of the actress playing Fantine. As many times as I have seen the play and movies, I have never before been thankful that her death scene comes early in Act I. Other than that casting mistake, it was a lovely evening. I won't say this actress wasn't talented, just very miscast. We saw her in The 39 Steps a few years ago and she was brilliant. To each director his or vision, I suppose.
It was a great experience for the kids, too. Embree and I are still comparing notes. I am so thankful that my family enjoys theatre as much as I do. Our move to Indiana is in close proximity to both Indianapolis and Chicago theatre districts and we are looking forward to many shows in the coming years.