WATCH: 'Les Miserables' Manila cast performs 'One Day More'
MANILA, Philippines – The Manila company of Les Misérables has received rave reviews – reportedly getting standing ovations – for their performance of the enduring musical.
Led by Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean, Earl Carpenter as Inspector Javert and our very own Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, the Manila production has also given its young cast the chance to shine. Emily Langridge, Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, and Chris Durling hold their own in breathing life to their characters: Cosette, Marius, Eponine, and Enjolras, respectively. (WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go sings 'I Dreamed a Dream' from 'Les Misérables')
At a media event held a day prior to gala night at the Theatre at Solaire, the Manila company showed their glorious take on the iconic Act I finalé, "One Day More." (WATCH: 'Les Misérables' cast performs 'One Day More,' finale at rehearsal)
"One day more! Another day, another destiny" – the song's beginning strains are indelible. This line is sung by Jean Valjean as he evades capture by Inspector Javert.
Valjean's adopted daughter Cosette parts with Marius, who she has fallen in love with. The latter, a young student, mulls over joining an uprising led by the valiant Enjolras.
Meanwhile, Eponine laments her unrequited affection for Marius.
The unscrupulous Thénardiers foresee the oncoming storm and discusses how they can profit from the bloodshed.
"Tomorrow we'll discover what our God in heaven has in store," the company sings unison towards the end. "One more dawn, one more day, one day more!"
What do you think of the Manila cast's performance of "One Day More?" Will you be watching Les Mis? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
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