From Fringe 2018

A one-human being, potentially comedic performance of LES MISERABLES

Living the Dream—Pantages Studio

Bad acting + bad singing = spectacular show – correct?

In this case, yes and absolutely. The traits not listed above are charisma and wit, both of which ooze out of the performer. Actor Alli Perlov, a full time drama teacher by profession, readily admits that her rendition of Les Mis is a butchering of the theatrical productions—and by all accounts, that’s true. However, her delivery style adds a dimension to this show that makes it more fun than the original can ever be.

Part musical, part narrative, part critique and all high-spirited, exuberant energy, Perlov charms the audience through gimmicks, gags and visuals. Laughs permeate throughout the show, with moments of honest side-splitting roars. This goes off as one of my Fringe favourites of all time.

Ray Yuen