Seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and after an absence of 20 years in Auckland, the greatest musical of all time Les Misérables is returning to the city.
With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery, this breathtaking production of Les Misérables will be staged at the beautiful The Civic, in November 2019.
Brought to Auckland by the producers of the recent stage hits Evita, Sister Act, Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera, the production will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Auckland Music Theatre which has staged hundreds of memorable experiences since its inception in 1918.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Do You Hear the People Sing and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 33rd year.
Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985, and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004, where it continues to play to packed houses and is the only version of the original production left in the world.
The original Broadway production of Les Misérables opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990, running for 6,680 performances. The original U.S. National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed Les Misérables back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.
The 2015 film adaptation of Les Misérables introduced the musical to a new generation of audiences who will now be able to see the stage production, live, here in Auckland.
The tickets go on sale at 4pm on Friday 16 November. This season is strictly limited and no extensions are possible.