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Tickets for LES MISÉRABLES in Thousand Oaks Go on Sale 7/8


Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables will go on sale Sunday, July 8 at 12 p.m. for the Thousand Oaks premiere engagement at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The all-new production of Les Misérables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. To purchase tickets, visit theaterleague.com or ticketmaster.com, call 800-745-3000 or visit the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office. Ticket prices start at $54. For more information on the production, engagement dates and locations, please visit www.LesMis.com. For a video sneak peek of the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, please visit www.LesMis.com/watch.

"I'm delighted that 25 years after Les Miz originally opened in London the audience for this marvelous show is bigger and younger than ever before," said producer Cameron Mackintosh. "Over the years I have seen many successful but visually different productions, so it has been exciting to draw inspiration from the brilliant drawings and paintings of Victor Hugo himself, integrated with spectacular projections. The new Les Miz is a magnificent mix of dazzling images and epic staging, driving one of the greatest musical stories ever told."

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master Of The House" and many more.

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Les Misérables has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original Les Misérables orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.

Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses. When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the World's Longest-Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London's West End.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the legendary musical Les Misérables made theatrical history with an international first - three different productions in London at the same time. The Original Production (still playing to packed houses at the Queen's Theatre), the acclaimed New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican (where the show originally premiered) and a celebratory concert at The O2 Arena. The O2 Concert was presented in over 500 cinemas throughout the United States on November 17, 2010, and is now available on Blu-ray DVD through Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The Broadway production of Les Misérables originally opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987, and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990, running for 6,680 performances. The US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed Les Miz back to New York on November 9, 2006, where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008. To date, Les Misérables remains the 3rd longest-running Broadway production of all time.

Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled. There have been 36 cast recordings of Les Misérables, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums and the soon to be released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary Production. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos ever in the UK. There are over 2,500 productions of the Les Misérables School's Edition scheduled or being performed by over 125,000 school children in the UK, US and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools. Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing the film of Les Misérables with Working Title and Universal.

Performance schedule for Les Misérables in Thousand Oaks:

Tuesday, September 4 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 6 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables start at $54 and will go on sale Sunday, July 8 at 12 p.m. at www.theaterleague.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office or by calling 800-745-3000. Groups of 15 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP for discounted prices.

Please note: Theater League, Ticketmaster and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center box office are the only official sources for tickets to Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables and all of the shows in the 2012-2013 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Series. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay over-inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed.

Single tickets for all the shows in the 2012-2013 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Series will also go on sale on Sunday, July 8 at 12 p.m. The shows that follow Les Misérables include Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Dreamgirls and Hair.

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