Les Misérables playing at Walton Arts Center June 18-23

Les Misérables / Photo: Matthew Murphy

One of the most beloved musicals of our time is playing in Fayetteville this week.

Victor Hugo’s classic tale Les Misérables opens tonight (June 18) and runs through Sunday, June 23 at Walton Arts Center.

Set in 19th century France, Les Misérables tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The show has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in 45 countries, 350 cities, and in 22 languages.

For those who aren’t familiar:

The story begins in 1815 as Jean Valjean, a man condemned to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family, finds only hatred and suspicion when he is released on parole. Meeting one man who believes in him, Valjean breaks his parole to begin a new life, always pursued by the righteous police inspector Javert.

From his adoption and love of the orphan Cosette, to the darkly funny plots of the thieving ThLes Misérablesnardiers, from the soaring revolutionary fire of the student rebels who fight on the barricade in the streets of Paris to the final confrontation between Valjean and Javert, the story of Les Misérables is one of love, courage and redemption.

The new touring show includes scenic design by Matt Kinley, incorporating artwork by author Victor Hugo along with advanced projection technology to give the production a “cinematic look layered within the set.”

Tickets to the show start at $61 (plus fees), and can be purchased at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479-443-5600, and at waltonartscenter.org.

Les Misérables Show Times

Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.