Theatre West's "Les Miserables" begins Wednesday

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The final production of the 2014 Theatre West Summer Repertory season is about to begin as Les Miserables begins Wednesday.

Les Miserables is from the book by Alain Boublil & Claude Michel Schonberg, with music by Claude Michel Schonberg, and Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer/based on the Victor Hugo novel.

Show dates are July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on July 19, 1:30 p.m.

This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world.

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. During the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.

Epic, grand and uplifting, the show packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, Les Miserables is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made it a popular masterpiece.

The Theatre Box Office is located in the WNCC Theatre Lobby at 1601 East 27th Street in Scottsbluff. Or call 635.6193.

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