'Les Miserables' coming to Anchorage this fall

Victoria Barber
Juan Francisco Arvizu

The Anchorage Concert Association announced that the Broadway musical “Les Miserables” will open their “Broadway in Anchorage” series for 13 performances, October 17-26.

According to a Concert Association release, the blockbuster musical is one of the most-requested shows each year. “Obviously, we're extremely excited that we are able to bring it to the community,” said Jason Grenn, with the Concert Association.

"Les Miserables" is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel about a good man, Jean Valjean, who has a criminal past. Though he tries to start over with his adopted daughter, he is relentlessly pursued by policeman Javert in the decades leading up to the French Revolution.

The Tony Award-winning score including the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "A Little Fall of Rain," "Master of the House" and "On My Own." The 2012 film adaptation picked up a fist full of Academy Awards.

In a new production, Anchorage Concert Association is working with Andy Ferrara of Plan-B Entertainment, LLC of Los Angeles, California to produce and direct the musical. The production will involve a cast of over 30 actors and will be complemented by a professional orchestra made up of local musicians, conducted by guest conductor Alby Potts.

The first chance to reserve tickets for "Les Miserables" is when subscriptions go on sale in mid-April. General tickets will go on sale Monday, July 7. For more information, call ACA office at (907) 272-1471 or visit the website at www.AnchorageConcerts.org.

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