Les Mis cast

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables will go on sale Saturday, April 6 at 10 am for the premiere Vancouver engagement at the Queen E Theatre. An all-new production of Les Mis features glorious new staging and spectacular redesigned scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Broadway Across Canada will bring this production to Vancouver as part of a Western Canadian tour with additional stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg.

For a video sneak peek of the new production, click here.

The New York Times calls this Les Misérables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.” Producer Cameron Mackintosh adds, “I’m delighted that 25 years after Les Miz originally opened in London the audience for this marvelous show is bigger and younger than ever before.”

Les Mis cast
[Jeremy Hays as Enjolras and the cast of Les Misérables]

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent Les Misérables score includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and others.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables contains music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer (from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel), additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, later moving to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985. Its current home is at the Queen’s Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses. When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the World’s Longest-Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End.

Andrew Varela as Javert in Les Miz
[Andrew Varela as Javert in Les Misérables]

Broadway audiences welcomed Les Miz back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.

Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Misérables is regarded as one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled.

There have been 36 cast recordings of Les Misérables, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums, and the soon-to -be-released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary Production. To date, Les Misérables remains the third longest-running Broadway production of all time.

In addition, Cameron Mackintosh developed the film version of Les Misérables with Working Title and Universal, that opened nationwide last year on Christmas.

Readers can get first pick at the best seats by using my presale code, good for ticket purchases on April 5 only. Note that this is not a discounted ticket offer, but rather a chance to get the best seats first. The link below will not be active until April 5.

Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Production
Dates: June 12 to 23
First week: Wednesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Thursday, Saturday matinees, 2 pm; Sunday matinee, 1 pm; Sunday evening, 6:30 pm
Second week: Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Saturday matinees, 2 pm; Sunday matinee, 1 pm; Sunday evening, 6:30 pm
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $35, plus fees; available online via Ticketmaster or by phoning 1.855.985.5000

Presale Offer – One Day Only: April 5, 10 am to 10 pm
Presale link
Presale code: ANNIVERSARY

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