KALAMAZOO—"Les Misérables," the world's longest-running musical, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for eight performances from Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 3.
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Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, "Les Misérables" is an uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and many more.
Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s creation has music by Claude‐Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean‐Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton, and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty‐Nine Productions.
"Les Misérables" originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on Oct. 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on Dec. 4, 1985, and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004, where it continues to play to packed houses.
To learn more about the show, visit lesmis.com.
"Les Misérables" at Miller Auditorium is part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series. Tickets range from $38 to $78. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.
A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.
For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2245.