The despair that envelopes the new “Les Mis,” however, didn’t overshadow the radiant display of talent onstage. While Go is the main come-on for this production, she isn’t the only one who shines.
Among the females, Kerrie Anne Greenland from the Australian production was also excellent as Eponine. Although gifted with powerful pipes, she chose a more emotional approach the musical’s other popular ballad “On My Own.” Such feels in that number.
As her object of affection Marius, Paul Wilkins’ vocal tone is similar to that of Michael Ball but one remembers his big number, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” for its gloomy and stark staging.