Enjoy Les Misérables!

 

Did you know that AFMSP has been given a special rate of $75/ticket to see Les Misérables at Orpheum Theater on Dec 27 ? Included in this offer is a chance to meet with a cast member at AFMSP before the show. If you don’t have your tickets already, grab them here by Dec 16 – it’s a great deal!

3 reasons why I love Les Misérables

  1. I first encountered Victor Hugo’s classic tome, Les Misérables, in a French collège in the ’90s. When I read it, I felt an intense connection to all those who have ever struggled to carry on with everyday life in abnormal times. Les Mis is an epic saga of broken dreams, passion, love, and sacrifice – set against the backdrop of the revolutionary fever that surrounds the characters. Victor Hugo est aussi un magicien des mots au talent exceptionnel, qui réussit avec talent à nous amener au plus profond de la misère humaine. Il y a dans ses lignes les odeurs de tout un monde où l’amour et la foi se forcent un chemin pour sauver et changer le cours de leur histoire.

2. This book led me to imagine Jean Valjean’s entire adult life: a life of forgiveness and redemption set in the time of Napoleon III. This book is such a treasure! It reminds us that no matter what tragedies we experience, we only get to choose how we live through this period of life.

3. This world-renowned, historical novel is full of unforgettable and inspiring quotes, no matter what language you read it in:

  • You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love is to live by it.”
    Vous qui souffrez parce que vous aimez, aimez plus encore : mourir d’amour, c’est en vivre.’
  • “Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.”
    Le rire, c’est le soleil, il chasse l’hiver du visage humain.’
  • Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love one another.
    Aimez-vous bien toujours. Il n’y a guère autre chose que cela dans le monde : s’aimer.
  • ”Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers?”
    ‘La guerre civile ? Qu’est-ce à dire? Est-ce qu’il y a une guerre étrangère ? Est-ce que toute guerre entre hommes n’est pas la guerre entre frères ?

Just in time for the holidays…

Did you know that…?

  •  Les Misérables has been transformed into a musical and performed in front of over 60 million audience members in 42 countries.
  • It has won more than 100 international awards.
  • It has become a global phenomenon on the stage and the screen.
  • As mentioned above, Cameron Mackintosh’s production is coming soon to the Twin Cities… and AFMSP is hosting a meet and greet with one of the actors before the show. For more information, visit our events calendar.

I am waiting with joyful anticipation for this show on Dec 27… pour me plonger dans cette fresque sociale et historique and be swept away by classic songs including “I Dreamed a Dream.” I hope you’ll join us!

Watch this behind-the-scenes trailer to get an idea of what’s coming your way!

 

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