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During the Paris Uprising of 1832, Phoenix Best (center) as Éponine and Matt Shingledecker and Joshua Grosso as student revolutionaries Enjolras and Marius sing "One Day More" as they prepare to man the barricades (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Les Misérables at DPAC Will Breathe New, Glorious Life into Victor Hugo’s Larger-Than-Life Characters

On Jan. 30-Feb. 4, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight heart-tugging performances of the North American Tour of the brilliantly reimagined 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Misérables, sans its trademark turntable set but replete with a host of unforgettable characters from French novelist, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo’s epic 1862 historical novel and… Read More ›

“Les Miserables” Is Emotionally Charged

NC Theatre’s production, directed by Dave Clemmons, proves that, despite its growing age, the musical can still emotionally captivate an audience.

“Les Misérables” C’est Manifique!

Craig Schulman, Chuck Wagner, and Raleigh native Lauren Kennedy all brilliantly reprise their Broadway roles as parole breaker-turned businessman and village mayor Jean Valjean, his implacable nemesis Inspector Javert, and Valjean’s fired former employee-turned-prostitute Fantine with a verve and vibrancy that compares favorably with the best of the various touring companies of Les Misérables that have worked their theatrical magic on the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium stage.

Lauren Kennedy will play Fantine and her daughter, Riley Campbell, with play Fantine's daughter, Young Cosette (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

“Les Misérables” Returns to Raleigh on Feb. 11-23 with Lauren Kennedy Playing Her Role as Fantine

Broadway star Lauren Kennedy will return to her hometown of Raleigh, NC to play the fired factory worker-turned-prostitute Fantine and Kennedy’s real-life daughter, Riley Campbell, will play Fantine’s daughter Young Cosette in Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s gala joint production of Les Misérables, which will play Feb. 11-16 and 18-23 in Raleigh… Read More ›

Richard Vida and Shawna M. Hamic (center) play the light-fingered innkeeper Monsieur Thénardier and his odious wife and partner in crime (photo by Deen van Meer)

Les Fantastiques!: Les Misérables Shatters Records at Progress Energy Center

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J. Mark McVey plays reformed petty thief and escaped convict Jean Valjean (photo by Paul Kolnik)

Mark McVey and Andrew Varela’s Soaring Solos as Valjean and Javert Stop the Show in “Les Misérables”

On Valentine’s Day, Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre brought “Les Misérables” back to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, this time without its trademark turntable set but with brooding sets inspired by Hugo’s original artwork. A packed house turned out on Tuesday to greet Cameron McIntosh’s new 25th anniversary production of “Les Misérables.”

Jeremy Hays and Max Quinlan (center) play the fiery student revolutionaries Enjolras and Marius in "Les Misérables" (photo by Deen van Meer)

J. Mark McVey, Andrew Varela, and Cohorts Make Beautiful Music Together in “Les Misérables”

Stop! Whatever plans you may have made for this weekend, cancel them. There is something better to do. Cameron Macintosh’s 25th Anniversary Tour of “Les Misérables” is in town at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and will be leaving after its 7:30 p.m. Sunday performance.

J. Mark McVey plays reformed escaped convict Jean Valjean (photo by Paul Kolnik)

Dream the Dream: “Les Misérables” Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 14-19

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