Burnie Musical Society brings Les Misérables to town

Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Burnie Musical Society is bringing Les Misérables to the stage of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre this Friday 8 March through to Saturday 23 March 2013.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “Les Misérables is one the world’s most popular musicals and indeed my favorite musical. It is the longest running musical on the West End, the second longest-running musical in the world, and is now in Burnie to delight audiences.”

Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, tells an enthralling story of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Set in early 19th-Century France, it follows the lives of many characters as they struggle with revolution and redemption. Convict, Jean Valjean (Joshua Skeat), breaks his parole to try to better his life, while Javert (Mark Denny), the unstoppable police Inspector, spends his life hunting him.

Director of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Geoff Dobson said, “This is an ensemble show par excellence, with a cast that includes revolutionaries, factory workers, prostitutes, and peasants. Directed by Noel Browne with an outstanding orchestra under the baton of Thomas Lamb, this production will not disappoint.

“With the recent success of the movie version of Les Misérables, I can’t wait to hear the magical and popular musical numbers live on stage. This production is not to be missed! We are thrilled to be partnering with Burnie Musical Society for the first time, with Les Misérables being part of the Subscription Season for 2013.”

The tremendous score was composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg with original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. The world-famous English lyrics are by Herbert Kretzmer and include songs as Bring Him Home, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.

Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out.

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net