This spring, the award-winning Broadway musical, Les Miserables, will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha! The stage adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel is set to conquer the stage at Omaha’s premier entertainment venue with eight performances from March 7 to 12, 2023! Enjoy Les Miserables features an award-winning score by the illustrious music by Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer, as well as the storyline written by Tony Award-winner Claude-Michel Schönberg. Meanwhile, the touring production is also set to feature a stellar cast and multi-award-winning creative team led by directors James Powell and Laurence Connor. Expect nothing but the best performances of your favorite Les Miserables hits, “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “One More Day,” and many more! Whether or not you’ve seen Les Miserables, you should see the show at Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre and experience the breathtaking visuals and incredible soundscape that only Les Miserables can offer! So hurry and grab your tickets to Les Miserables at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha!
Les Miserables’ story is set in France in the year 1815. A fugitive named Valjean steals silver from the kind Bishop who offered him food. But upon his arrest, the Bishop attested that the silver was a gift. Hence, Valjean was freed. The bishop’s only request from Valjean was to use the silver to become an honest man. Eight years later, Valjean assumed a new identity, Monsieur Madeleine, a wealthy factory owner and mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer. He encounters a downtrodden Fantine, a former factory worker who became a prostitute to earn money for her daughter Cosette. Fantine was arrested by a police inspector named Javert. Later, he was officially ordered by Mayor Madeleine to free her. Monsieur Madeleine promises Fantine that he will find her daughter, Cosette, who is in the custody of an innkeeper and his wife. Monsieur Madeleine later encounters Javert, who happens to be a former prison guard where Valjean served time. Will Monsieur Madeleine’s true identity be revealed? Will he have time to find Cosette? Find out when you see the show at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha!
The stage adaptation of Les Miserables premiered in Paris on September 24, 1980. The original production was led by director Robert Hossein. The musical was a rousing success with over 100 performances and garnering over 500,000 viewers. In 1985, the music and script were translated to English by Herbert Kretzmer for its production in London’s West End. Two years later, the production finally reached Broadway, opening at The Broadway Theater. In 2010, the show in London celebrated its ten-thousandth performance. This 2023, the production of Les Miserables embarks on an extensive tour across major cities in North America.
You can pick holes in it – yes, it’s terribly sentimental, and illogical – but its grand conception and parade of timeless songs sweep everything else away. The fine new production, I’m happy to say, doesn’t sponge on the show’s reputation. – Newjersey.com
At this point, Les Miserables is entrenched in our culture as a musical for the ages. You can’t beat it with a stick. So just go ahead and beat a path to it. And when you do, notice that on the program, the sole producer named is Cameron Mackintosh. How often does that happen nowadays? Like never? – Huffington Post
Les Miserables” is back, and those irreverent satirists at Forbidden Broadway must be licking their chops. There’s no clunky turntable to mock in this reverential revival of the barnburner musical that Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg shrewdly fashioned from the classic Victor Hugo novel, which ran for 16 years on Broadway. But those excitable French revolutionaries are still storming the barricades, marching in place, and singing at the top of their lungs. And unlike the tentative 2006 revival, this one is a solid piece of theatrical architecture, built to survive every critical arrow shot through its heart. – Variety
Les Miserables has always been a hit with the critics. The more recent productions have also garnered rave reviews from professional Broadway writers. Marilyn Stasio mentioned that Les Miserables is a “solid piece of theatrical architecture, built to survive every critical arrow shot through its heart.” Meanwhile, Huffington Post’s David Finkel added that Les Miserable is entrenched in our culture as a musical for the ages. “You can’t beat it with a stick. So just go ahead and beat a path to it.” Lastly, Robert Feldberg from Newjersey.com described the modern Les Miserables as a “fine new production.” He continued, “I’m happy to say, (the new production) doesn’t sponge on the show’s reputation.”
Les Miserables will open in Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Guests keen on seeing the show will be delighted with Orpheum Theatre’s state-of-the-art facilities and 2,600 plush seats, each providing the best view of the stage. Tickets to see Les Miserables at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha are now available!