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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.