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MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY : LES MISERABLES

There’s big news on the community theatre front with Miranda Musical Society soon putting on a production of LES MISERABLES and the production will be directed by Australian music theatre legend Geraldine Turner OAM.

 LES MISÉRABLES is eagerly awaited by fans and new audiences alike. “I think it is so popular because people are very familiar with it, as it has been revived so often. The universal themes in Les Mis of redemption and goodness resound with all audiences. It’s such a powerful story. Its messages of hope, love and the triumph of the human spirit transcend decades with its powerful characters who have left their indelible footprint on the stages of countless theatres over many years”, Geraldine said.

This has been a mammoth project for the creative team. “There are over 70 cast members including our wonderful principals. I have also added some children throughout, as I want to create a world in which these characters reside. I am trying to be faithful to the text, whilst putting my spin on a few aspects of the story”, Geraldine said. Continue reading MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY : LES MISERABLES

MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS

Jennifer Parbery
Jennifer Parbery

Miranda Musical Society’s production captures the audience with a very moving musical revue of the work of the late   Belgian songwriter and performer.

Jacques Brel was a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, and English translations of his songs have been recorded by many top performers including Ray Charles and John Denver.

Brel died in 1949 but his songs endure, as do the English versions by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman which form the basis of this show which first opened in New York in 1968. Continue reading MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS