Seen by nearly sixty million people in forty-two countries and in twenty-one languages, Les MisÃ©rables is one of the most popular musicals ever written. Based on Victor Hugoâs novel. Les MisÃ©rables is the epic story about the survival of the human spirit. Jean Valjean, an ex-con, has transformed himself to become mayor and the owner of a factory. But when he is moved to help one of his former workers, Fantine, Valjean's past is brought to light, and he is forced to abandon everything to run from justice. This month two productions of the hit musical arrive onstage at northshore locations:
â¢ Les Mis in Hammond: August 30 - September 1: Ivan Rutherford, who played Jean Valjean on Broadway, Les MisÃ©rables will run for three performances on August 30 and 31 at 7:30 pm, and September 1 at 2 pm at the Columbia Theatre, 220 East Thomas Street. (985) 543-4371.
â¢ Les Mis in Covington: September 6â15: With Joel Rainey playing Jean Valjean, Les Mis comes to the Greater Covington Center, 317 North Jefferson Avenue, with six performances. 8 pm on September 6, 7, 13 and 14, and 2 pm on September 8 and 15. Tickets are $15â$25. (985) 276-0465 or fpa-theater.com.