Les Miz is a must see on any musical lover’s bucket list. UT’s Bass Concert Hall and Texas Performing Arts are bringing this fabulous Tony-winning Broadway show to Austin. Even if you’ve seen Les Mis many times before, the new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo make this one different and well worth another look.
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Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year. Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. View the playbill.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Two years after the Revolution of 1830, France is on the brink of violence once again. Dismayed that one king has been replaced by another, a group of rebels are plotting to overthrow the monarchy and lay claim to the throne for the common people.
The musical follows the story of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict who manages to build a new life for himself and his adopted daughter Cosette. Yet his new found happiness cannot last for long, because the unrelenting police inspector Javert, who has been hunting Valjean for two decades, is close on his tail. As Valjean’s past finally catches up with him, all of the characters are swept up in the chaos that breaks out on Paris ‘streets, in an epic story of thwarted love, forgiveness and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
The show runs for a short time in Austin from September 10th to 15th with a variety of show times and ticket prices. Check out all the information.