Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is thrilled to announce its most ambitious production to date, “Les Misérables.” Closing out Civic’s 99th season, The Tony Award and Oscar winning musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg will open Friday, April 25, and run through Saturday, May 10 at the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts.
Based on Victor Hugo’s famed novel of the same name, “Les Misérables” follows French peasant Jean Valjean’s path to redemption after serving time for stealing a loaf of bread for his niece. After breaking parole, Inspector Javert persistently hunts Valjean through the streets of revolutionary France. The story is told entirely in song, including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own.”
“The scale of drama in this show is truly epic, as it follows the path from evil to good, from being lost to being found,” said Artistic Director Robert Sorbera.
In Civic’s fully staged production, audiences will experience all the excitement of a Broadway show complete with elaborate sets, detailed costumes, and a full orchestra. Scenic Designer Robert Koharchik will transform the state-of-the-art Tarkington into 19th-century France, intimately taking the audience through the celebrated story of love, compassion and social injustice.
“We’re looking forward to using the full depth of the Tarkington stage, bringing scenes out of the darkness. I think it will be our most exciting production yet,” Sorbera said.
Showtimes are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Saturday, May 10, at 5pm. Tickets prices are $46.50 for adults and $36.50 for youth up to age 18. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit CivicTheatre.org or call (317) 843-3800.