Adapted from the classic Victor Hugo novel, the musical theatre phenomenon Les Misérables has a score by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Miss Saigon), with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. One of the world’s best-loved musicals, it is the longest running musical in London’s West End, and arguably the longest continuously-running musical in the world. This immensely popular entertainment has been seen by over 53 million people worldwide in 38 countries and been performed in 21 languages. There are over 35 recordings of the score, again in several languages. Following the life of the fugitive Jean Valjean, his foster daughter Cosette, and his relentless pursuer Javert against a backdrop of the French Revolution, Les Misérables reminds us that we are each part of the same human family---that whatever our outward differences may be, our longings for individual liberty and peace are the same.
Times for Les Miserables: Act I 1:32 and Act II 1:09. Intermission will be 15 minutes.
Total show time: 2:56.
Photo(s) courtesy of Theater of the Stars * Atlanta
Joan Marcus 2008