The family saw Les Miserables tonight at Spokane Civic Theater, and it was an awesome show!
Dakota played several chorus roles throughout the show, but his most compelling scene was at the barricade during the French Revolution. Wearing the red cap of the freedom fighters, he fired his musket onto the advancing soldiers. But his character was shot and he fell to his death. At the moment he died, Rhonda and I looked at each other. It was only a play, but our son acted his own death, and in a way, he represented all the young men who die in real, flesh and blood wars.
Beside our son's role, I was impressed by the vocal quality of the singing, especially that of Jean Valjean and Javert. Loved the show! It will be playing at Civic for the next month.