I was lucky enough to see live performances of Les Mis at the Royal Alex theatre in Toronto many years ago. Colm Wilkinson was a galvanizing Jean Valjean. The show was electrifying then, and, watching this DVD I was transported back to the look, feel and sound of the live production. We get occasional glimpses of the sets that were nothing short of breathtaking. Who could forget the appearance of the barricade from out of nowhere? If you've not seen a live performance, this DVD will provide the gift of the magnificent score, performed superbly. If, like me, the musical is one of your all-time favourites, this is a wonderful DVD to add to your collection to view whenever you want to re-live a beautiful moment in time.