Les Misérables: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Les Misérables is set in 19th-century France, revolving around Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks parole and embarks on a journey of redemption. As Valjean seeks to rebuild his life, he becomes entangled in the revolutionary events of the time, including the June Rebellion of 1832. Through interwoven stories and relationships, Les Misérables explores themes of love, justice, sacrifice, and freedom.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1800s / France


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics: Alan Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel


Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1985)➝

Original Broadway Cast (1987)➝

The Complete Symphonic Recording (1988)➝

10th Anniversary Concert (1995)➝

London Cast (2010)➝

The Staged Concert (2020)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1980s, Based on a Book, Child Roles, Dark, Dramatic, Large Cast, Mega MusicalPoliticalPopular, Religion, Sung-Through, Tony Award, Tragedy, War, Weddings


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