Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
Book by Alain Boublil
Based on a Novel by Victor Hugo
This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed. Originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, Les Miserables, School Edition introduces a new generation to the grand and inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions. For, within Les Miserables lies the universal truth “To love another person is to see the face of God” and this message is sure to have a lasting impact on your cast, crew, audience, and school alike.