Packed house at the Arsht Center shows Les Misérables is still an outstanding experience

Les Misérables has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries, 438 cities, and 22 languages, and is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

Fans of the musical got to experience the magic of France right in our own Magic City for its Opening Night at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Before the show, they were able to enjoy a baking demonstration and complimentary treats by the French American Association of Crafts and Trades, followed by a Q and A with cast member Ashley Dawn Mortensen.

The 2023-2024 Broadway in Miami season is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center, with generous support from presenting sponsor Bank of America along with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Cameron Mackintosh said, “The phenomenon of Les Misérables never fails to astound me. No show in history has been able to continually reinvent itself and remain a contemporary musical attracting new generations of brilliant new talent, many of whom go on to international stardom. No show in the world has ever demonstrated the survival of the human spirit better than Les Miz, and it’s time to let the people sing again. We are all thrilled to be Bringing Her Home to you.”

Set against the backdrop of 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. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

Les Misérables - The world’s most popular musical returns to the Arsht Center
Les Misérables - The world’s most popular musical returns to the Arsht Center

Nick Cartell portrays the fugitive ‘Jean Valjean’ with Preston Truman Boyd as ‘Inspector Javert.’ They are joined by Matt Crowle as ‘Thénardier,’ Victoria Huston-Elem as ‘Madame Thénardier,’ Haley Dortch as ‘Fantine,’ Devin Archer as ‘Enjolras,’ Mya Rena Hunter as ‘Éponine,’ Jake David Smith as ‘Marius’ and Delaney Guyer as ‘Cosette.’ Azalea Wolfe and Ava Buesing alternate in the role of ‘Little Cosette/Young Éponine.’ Leo Caravano and Milo Maharlika alternate in the role of ‘Gavroche.’

The current touring ensemble includes Kyle Adams, David Andino, Daniel Gerard Bittner, Jenna Burns, Ben Cherington, Steve Czarnecki, Kelsey Denae, Arianne DiCerbo, Genevieve Ellis, David Young Fernandez, Emily Fink, Randy Jeter, Andrew Love, Danny Martin, Mikako Martin, Eden Mau, Andrew Marks Maughan, Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Tim Quartier, Juliette Redden, Julia Ellen Richardson, Matt Rosell, Christopher Robin Sapp, Greta Schaefer, Emily Somé, Veronica Stern, Kaitlyn Sumner, Christopher James Tamayo, Kyle Timson, and J.T. Wood.

“Beggars at the Feast” - (From L) Matt Crowle as Thénardier and Victoria Huston-Elem as Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables
“Beggars at the Feast” - (From L) Matt Crowle as Thénardier and Victoria Huston-Elem as Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables

Boublil & Schönberg’s magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear The People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries, 438 cities and 22 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly still one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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