IFGF Les Misérables


For years, Les Misérables has graced stages and venues around the world. From

community theaters and big-budget Broadway productions to an actual motion picture, the

story of love, lost, and revolution has become a classic tale. Working in collaboration with

Centre Stage Studios, IFGF Los Angeles presented a theatrical spectacle filled with laughs

and heartbreaks to celebrate the Easter holiday.

The evening was hosted by Reverend Daniel Hanafi as he came on stage to speak to

a full house on the lessons of forgiveness and faith he was inspired to see in Les Misérables

The message was beautifully carried through under the directorial work of Keely Milliken

from Centre Stage Productions. Detailed props, clothing, and stage design really brought to

life the settings of the play as it rapidly shifted from a prison ship to the battles within the

barricade during the French Revolution. Despite the impressive technology and props,

though, it was the cast of actors and actresses that elevated the performance to something


Impressive vocal work from Andrew Karnadi as Javert performing “Stars” was

poured with emotion with a man almost obsessed with the chase for Jean Valjean.

Reverend Scott Priest as Jean Valjean brought everyone in the audience to silence with his

performance of, “Bring Him Home.” The sheer size and energy of the cast was especially

wonderful when everyone came out to sing, “Do You Hear the People Sing?” As the cast

sang and inched forward closer and closer before running into the audience and down the

aisles the enthusiasm truly sounded like cries for revolution. The scene-stealers and

comedic relief were definitely Raymond Barcelo and Maelyn Cacho who played the

Thenardiers. Overall, the complete performance was fast-paced but also intimate, making

the whole experience seemingly fly by. Like always, IFGF’s Eaaster Production did not

disappoint, making the clearly evident effort of the cast well worth it towards a wonderful


Be sure to check out pictures of the play on Indonesia Media’s Facebook.


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