Broadway and Boise go nicely together--not just because of the catchy alliteration, but because Treasure Valley residents continually snap up tickets to the productions in Fred Meyer's Broadway in Boise series right quick. According to the Morrison Center's website, the series brought the most successful production in the center's more-than-20-year history to the stage with a 16-performance, sold-out run of Wicked in March.
The series' latest production, Les Miserables, will kick off its eight-performance run Wednesday, Sept. 19, and continue through Sunday, Sept. 23. As of press time, many showings only had upper-mezzanine or limited seating available, and the Friday, Sept. 21, performance is already sold out.
The version of Les Miserables that will take to the Morrison Center stage is presented by legendary theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh, who crafted a special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved musical in 2010. The new rendition of what has been dubbed "The show of shows" has been met with a barrage of rave reviews from media outlets, and was part of a theatrical first in its 2010 anniversary year, with three different productions taking place at the same time in one city.
Audiences can expect all the drama of Victor Hugo's 19th-century novel, which was re-engineered for the stage by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and made the names Cosette and Jean Valjean famous.