Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Celebrate French Week with LES MISERABLES May 1-6

When:      Tuesday, May 1st – Sunday, May 6th, evenings and matinees         

Where:     Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater
        300 West Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

What:       Come celebrate French Week downtown with the hit Broadway musical, Les Misérables!  Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  Cameron Mackintosh’s New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables premieres at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center from May 1st - 6th for eight performances only!  The all new production of Les Misérables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. 

To purchase tickets, visit www.artistseriesjax.org or call (904) 632-3373.  Ticket prices start at $27.00.  For more information on the production, engagement dates, and locations, please visit www.LesMis.com.  For a video sneak peek of the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, please visit www.LesMis.com/watch.

The Jacksonville performance schedule for Les Misérables is as follows:

Tuesday, May 1st at 7:30PM
Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:30PM
Thursday, May 3rd at 7:30PM
Friday, May 4th at 8:00PM
Saturday, May 5th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, May 6th at 1:30PM and 7:00PM

“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,” said producer Cameron Mackintosh.  “Over the years, I have seen many successful but visually different productions, so it has been exciting to draw inspiration from the brilliant drawings and paintings of Victor Hugo himself, integrated with spectacular projections.  The new Les Miz is a magnificent mix of dazzling images and epic staging, driving one of the greatest musical stories ever told.”

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  The magnificent score of Les Misérables 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 many more.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables has 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.  The original Les Misérables orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.  The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. 

Tickets for the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables begin at $27.00 and are available at The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373 or online at www.artistseriesjax.org.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or by emailing groupsales@fscj.edu

For a full listing of French Week activities, visit http://www.visitjacksonville.com/french-week.

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373 (toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the
The Artist Series’ website: www.artistseriesjax.org

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