Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French Text by Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is an award-winning, epic, grand, and uplifting story about social injustice and the struggle for redemption and revolution in 19th century France. A sung-through pop opera, the show will be accompanied by a full, live 25-piece orchestra. The heart of the story focuses on Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks his parole to start a new life. His impassioned struggle for freedom and redemption and the characters who support and challenge him are at the center of the drama. The show first premiered in London in 1985 and remains the world’s longest running musical.
July 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:00pm
July 21 and 28 at 2:00pm
El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater
540 Ashbury Avenue
Near El Cerrito Plaza BART
LES MISERABLES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).