Les Miserables is based on
Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name. The story is set in 19th century France and follows the lives of several characters
as they seek redemption. The backgrounds of the characters vary, with prostitutes, factory line workers and students looking
for a revolution. The score for the musical was the recipient of the Tony Award and fans remember the tune "I Dreamed a Dream"
as one of the stand out musical numbers.
Les Miserables has enjoyed a lengthy presence on the stage, debuting in theaters around the globe. It first opened at London's
Barbican Centre in 1985 and currently has the distinction of being the third longest running show in Broadway theater history.
If you're planning to see Les Miserables in Madison, then you'll want to reserve your seats at the Overture Center. This world renowned venue has hosted
a variety of Broadway shows and musicals over the years and is the home of Madison's own symphony, opera and ballet. Enjoy
Victor Hugo's classic show the next time you're in Madison, Wisconsin.