Raleigh, NC, February 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Kristin Buie, communications manager of North Carolina Theatre (http://www.nctheatre.com), has announced that the organization, in conjunction with Broadway Series South, will present eight performances of Les Misérables from Tuesday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E. South St. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m., with additional matinee performances on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Cameron Mackintosh’s new production marks the 25th anniversary national tour of the musical, which has played more than 43,000 professional performances worldwide before more than 55 million people, including 21 years in London that has made it the world’s longest-running musical. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, and additional material by James Fenton. The score includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.
For more information about the musical or to purchase tickets, call the NC Theatre Conservatory at (919) 855-0015 or visit http://www.nctheatre.com/shows/les-miserables.
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“It is an honor for NC Theatre to provide the Raleigh premiere of the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, which The New York Times calls ‘an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish,’” said Buie. “With new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, as well as beautiful songs and a compelling storyline, this production promises to be a dazzling event for audiences to enjoy.”
- There have been 33 cast recordings of Les Misérables, including the multi-platinum London cast recording and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums.
About North Carolina Theatre:
North Carolina Theatre is Raleigh’s premiere nonprofit regional theatre. NC Theatre was created to strengthen the cultural vitality of the region and cultivate musical theatre appreciation by producing outstanding professional Broadway musicals and developing the next generation of artists through youth training, performance and outreach programs. By preserving the unique American art form of musical theatre, NC Theatre is able to provide broad access to the arts and to entertain and engage diverse audiences. For more information about the theatre, upcoming performance and tickets, please visit http://www.nctheatre.com.
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