‘Les Miserables’ will show in Anchorage at the Performing Arts Center this coming fall! This “Broadway in Anchorage” series will have 13 performances between October 17th-26th 2014.
“Les Miserables” is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel about an ex-convict Jean Valjean, who although has a criminal past tries to start a new life. He takes refuge in a church for many years and live a quiet life. Although the past sometimes catches up with you. While trying to start over with his adopted daughter, he is relentlessly pursued by policeman Javert in the decades leading up to the French Revolution. This story of love, loss, honor and redemption will captivate you through out the whole performance.
The show has been a hit for roughly 30 years, with several Tony-award-winning songs. These songs include “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “A Little Fall of Rain,” “Master of the House” and “On My Own.” The 2012 film adaptation picked up a fist full of Academy Awards. According to a Concert Association release, the blockbuster musical is one of the most-requested shows each year. “Obviously, we’re extremely excited that we are able to bring it to the community,” said Jason Grenn, with the Concert Association.
In a new production, Anchorage Concert Association is working with Andy Ferrara of Plan-B Entertainment, LLC of Los Angeles, California to produce and direct the musical. The production will involve a cast of over 30 actors and will be complemented by a professional orchestra made up of local musicians, conducted by guest conductor Alby Potts.
The first chance to reserve tickets for “Les Miserables” is when subscriptions go on sale in mid-April. General tickets will go on sale Monday, July 7th 2014. For more information, call ACA office at (907) 272-1471 or visit the website at www.AnchorageConcerts.org.
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