Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents Joshua Colley The Youngest Jean Valjean, a cute respite from how fans usually see the confrontation scene in the hit musical “Les Miserables”. Whether the audience present during Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Easter Bonnet 2015 expected a “younger” Valjean to appear after Javert’s opening salvo, the audience seemed pleasantly surprised upon seeing Joshua Colley.
The current Javert understudy John Rapson obviously raised a few tempos. He matched the range of Joshua Colley the youngest Jean Valjean. From the moment Colley started his part of the duet, it served as the simmer before the full blast. If all opening salvos can be as impressive as this, everyone stays on their seats for the full course.
It makes you forget the age factor in witnessing Joshua Colley the youngest Jean Valjean. It will make the attempted arrest interesting.
There is an element of “selling” on Rapson as Javert trying to chain Valjean. Ironically, it was in the middle of this scene when Colley sings the part “I’m the stronger man by far. There is power in me yet”. As the pitch escalates, so are the chills. It transcends beyond the screen. What more if Joshua Colley the youngest Jean Valjean is witnessed live and in the flesh?
The build-up towards the belting parts of the Confrontation is excellent. It was evident from the chaining to the struggle to the part where Joshua Colley the youngest Jean Valjean reverses the power. He really made Rapson’s efforts worth it. For an actor to participate in showcasing new talent, Rapson made the young one look stronger than he really is. The fact that Colley delivered the chills throughout the performance gets you excited at his future in musical theater.
Through fund-raiser efforts like Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, incredible talents like Joshua Colley the youngest Jean Valjean get discovered. It gives you an idea of how the future of musical theater looks like. The feedback online has been very positive. Fans have been calculating how many years do they have to wait before Colley gets to play Jean Valjean. By then, he’d be sporting real stubbles or a full beard, whichever fitted the revival.
The 2015 Annual Easter Bonnet Competition broke records upon raising $4,711,386. Proceeds will go to fund health services essential to people living with AIDS and related diseases. More than 450 organizations dedicated to helping the afflicted serve as beneficiaries to the aforementioned amount. The number featuring Joshua Colley the youngest Jean Valjean was one of the top fundraisers among those who joined the 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition.
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