The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean is paroled, but runs away and becomes the mayor of a small town. He meets a dying woman named Fantine and swears to raise her daughter. Javert catches up to him, but Valjean escapes. The daughter, Cosette, grows up and falls in love with Marius, a student. An ill-fated, student-led revolution makes the mother of all climaxes for this beauty of a production. And the end with the 50 or so Valjeans is pretty impressive! Written by
Kevin Gillease <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
won the 1987 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "Les Miserables" as Enjolras and recreated his role in this production. See more
During Young Cosette's solo "Castle on a Cloud", A loud BANG is heard off-camera. The noise has been attributed to the premature popping of one among many balloons secured at the time in nets against the ceiling. They were intended to be dropped into the concert hall along with confetti at the show's finale. To her credit, Hannah Chick, the child actress playing Cosette managed to stay in character, flinching visibly as a scared little child should, but continuing her solo without missing a beat. See more
, Madame Thenardier
Masters of the land. Always get our share. Clear away the barricades and we're still there! We know where the wind is blowing, money is the stuff we smell, and when we're rich as Croesus, Jesus, won't we see you all in Hell!
Version of Les Misérables
"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables"
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Michael Ball See more