2 Acts, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG-13
The epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. (Adapted for High School Performers)
Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for high school performers, Les Misérables School Edition features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace your stage.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written.
Explore Les Mis on Broadway with the Evolution of the Revolution Get your Les Mis fix with this interactive site featuring photos, videos, history and more. And don't miss Les Mis as it makes its triumphant return to Broadway in the spring of 2014.
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With the opening of Miss Saigon, producer Cameron Mackintosh had four productions playing on Broadway simultaneously (the other three being Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables).