Les Miserables

"Les Misérables," based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, book by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Jean-Marc Natel was presented by Stage 32 in the fall of 2013. Directed by Erin Galligan-Baldwin with music direction by Roger Grow and Anne Decker, choreography by Heather Clark-Warner, technical direction and set design by Mary Hosford, Adrian Wade and Jason Galligan-Baldwin.

Set in early 19th-century France, "Les Mis" is the story of French peasant, Jean Valjean, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail after stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving child. After a kindly bishop shows him an unexpected act of kindness, Valjean decides to start his life anew, but is relentlessly pursued by police inspector, Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a cast of many characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.