Inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is now back on stage in the more than capable hands of Cameron Mackintosh. Based on the Tony Award-winning play by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, this play is wrought with emotion. Featuring breathtaking music and songs like “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own” and “Bring Him Home”, it will demonstrate to audiences here once again why it has become one of the more beloved Broadway musicals of all time and the 5th longest running one.
Set in France during the 19th century, Les Misérables is a story of love, courage, sacrifice, and perseverance. Jean Valjean has been cruelly jailed for stealing a single loaf of bread to feed his starving family. After almost two decades of hard labour, Valjean is finally released from prison. After so many years in jail freedom is something he has almost forgotten. Valjean violates his parole soon after in the attempt to make a better life for himself.
A kind and generous priest allows this to happen and Valjean is a changed man who begins to live his life differently. He knows he has to pay forward the same grace shown to him. Valjean, now living under the alias of Monsieur Madeleine, is now a factory owner. Despite his turning his life around Valjean is constantly pursued by Inspector Javert, who wants to make Valjean pay for violating his parole.
As a better man, Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the daughter of a factory worker, Fantine, a young woman who dies after turning to prostitution when the fact that her daughter is illegitimate comes to light and she is fired from her factory job. She works the street corners in order to pay her two ruthless landlords, Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, the money she owes them. She becomes ill and perishes leaving her young daughter an orphan and alone until Valjean steps in.
Almost a decade later and Cosette is now a young woman herself and the student rebellion in France is about to erupt. Cosette has fallen in love with student Marius, who is also being pursued by the Thénardier daughter, Éponine. Paris is about to explode in violence as a young romance is blooming.
-Dates: February 7 – 11, 2018
-Venue: Salle Wilfrid Pelletier – Place des Arts
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.com
-Ticket Prices: $61.25, $82.75, $112.75, $130.55, $145.55 (plus handling charges)
-Show Times: 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.