As preparations for Sunday’s Oscars continue, some of the entertainment business’ biggest stars can be seen and heard rehearsing for the show. Adele wowed the crowd as she rehearsed her title number to the James Bond flick Skyfall.
After the British singer was done, it was time for the cast of Les Miserables to take their turn. The rehearsal performance on Saturday was the first time the entire cast has sung together on stage.
Les Miserables was a Broadway show before it was a movie and it will soon be returning from whence it came, but before it does that, the cast of the film will perform tomorrow night.
Philly.com said that Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sasha Baron-Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks all rehearsed their performance together on Saturday night.
This rehearsal was watched by among others, the film’s director Tom Hooper. Neil Meron, who is producing the show with Craig Zadan talked to USA Today about the magnitude of something usually so simple as a rehearsal saying:
“This is the first time the cast has actually performed onstage together. Ever. It’s fantastic. That’s what the Oscars are all about. To have these sort of events. Not just the reunion of the cast, but singing together like this for the first time is very, very significant.”
It was pointed out that, just like in the movie the cast didn’t have the help of any lip synching. All of the singing was done live and in person, much as it will be tomorrow.
Les Miserables will also be paying homage to its musical beginnings as the film cast will be singing alongside members of the Broadway and British productions of Les Mis.
Will the cast of Les Miserables be able to live up to the hype created by this rehearsal at the Oscars tomorrow night?