St. Lawrence College Music Theatre
Performance program Presents
Thursday April 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Adults: $39.50 plus HST
Group of 10 adults: $30.00 plus HST
Students: $26.50 plus HST
Group of 10 students: $24.50 plus HST
Les Miserables is a sung-through musical based on the novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer.
Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him to, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.
The Broadway production opened 12 March 1987 and ran until 18 May 2003, closing after 6,680 performances. It is the fourth longest-running Broadway show in history and was the second-longest at the time. The show was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year.
Les Miserables features the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own”.
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SLC Series of 3 shows (Anything Goes / New Faces / Les Miserables) $94.00 plus HST. Series on Sale August 1, 2013.