CenterStage hosts regional premiere of Les Miserables Oct. 24

CenterStage hosts regional premiere of Les Miserables Oct. 24

Les Miserables is the world’s longest running musical, having been seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries, and now it is coming to Louisville and CenterStage. The local premiere will start Oct. 24 at the Linker Auditorium.

Set in 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a very strong peasant who is leaving parole after 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving sister. Valjean and a large cast of other characters are swept into the French Revolution as a group of young idealists makes their last stand at a street barricade.

The production will be the biggest CenterStage has ever created, involving three rotating platforms designed by Simmons Falk of Actors Theatre. The turntables will move to various configurations for each scene in the performance.

CenterStage veteran Jeremy Moon plays Valjean, local professional actor Josh Gilliam will play the role of Javert and Monty Fields plays Therardier.

Tickets for this production are already selling quickly, with some shows sold out. Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended and can be done online at or over the phone at 502-459-0660.

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