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Reader's view: ‘Les Miserables’ shows offered best of Duluth

Most likely I am quite  similar to many of my colleagues who are interested in and support the local artists, particularly the Duluth-Superior Symphony, but really don’t understand the beautiful nuances of heavy classical music and opera. However, that changed after attending a performance of “Les Miz” on July 16. I was so impressed that as I walked to my car, I found myself humming, “Master of the house, doling out the charm, ready with a handshake, and an open palm.”

I was so proud of the professionalism of the cast who, for the most part, were local: The voices were superb. The acting was quite extraordinary. Scene props were well done. And the humor along with the clever tunes were toe-tapping and fun. All of this artistic talent was supported by the beautiful music of our symphony under the very able direction of Dirk Meyer.

Yes, the months of planning, hard work and rehearsals under the very professional direction of Dorothy Danner made us Duluthians so proud. We felt a part of such a first-class performance, even if a small part. Congratulations!

Jerry Fryberger