After a 20 year absence, the acclaimed musical phenomenon Les Misérables is returning to Auckland in November 2019.
Seen by more than 130-million people worldwide, this breathtaking production - with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery – will be staged at Auckland’s home of musicals, The Civic, in November 2019.
Waitlist now at lesmis.co.nz and be first to receive details on the world’s most popular musical, being 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 in 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 Academy Award-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 8 October, 1985; it was transferred to the Palace Theatre in December that year and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre in 2004, where it continues to play to packed houses as the only version of the original production left in the world.
The original Broadway production of Les Misérables opened at the Broadway Theatre in March 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre in October 1990, where it ran for 6,680 performances. The original North American tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed Les Misérables back to New York in 2006, where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance at the start of 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.