Les Misérables is an epic musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel of the same name. Set in 19th-century France, the story revolves around Jean Valjean, a former 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 memorable characters, the musical explores themes of love, justice, sacrifice, and the pursuit of freedom.
Music/Lyrics: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics: Alan Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)
Cast Size: 30+
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Music Theatre International➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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