Les Miserables at Des Moines Civic Center

Les Miserables at Des Moines Civic CenterRejoice! The Cameron Mackintosh production of Les Miserables is back on tour and it’s headed to Des Moines, Iowa. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, this sweeping epic is one of history’s most popular musicals, a narrative of love and revolution that continues to captivate audiences around the world.

The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. You’re sure to have a marvelous night when you attend one of the performances that will run at the Des Moines Civic Center from the 27th of February to the 3rd of March, 2024. The schedule for every Les Misérables performance in Iowa is down below. Select your preferred date and time, click the ‘GET TICKETS’ button, and secure them before they sell out!

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“Epic and well-cast ‘Les Misérables’ stands the test of time.” – San Diego Union-Tribune

“This production of Les Misérables is a triumphant epic, perfectly cast and staged.” – Click on Detroit

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Cameron Mackintosh’s reimagining of the iconic musical will visit Iowa during its North American tour. With exquisite set design and breathtaking vocal performances, “Les Misérables” use innovative techniques to capture hearts decades after its premiere, demonstrating that it is a phenomenon that will endure. It is based on the Tony Award-winning musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

The musical, which is based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name, follows  Jean Valjean (Nick Cartell), as he runs from the merciless policeman Javert (Preston Truman Boyd) for years, promising to start over and raise a recently motherless child. After meeting a group of student revolutionaries, Valjean’s narrative culminates in the June Rebellion, posing a serious challenge to his ability to atone for his sins. Upon entering the theater, visitors will see a tribute to Hugo’s narrative as his signature rests atop a projected skyline that echoes the style of his own artwork.

This spectacular staging has taken the world by storm, being acclaimed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century” by the Huffington Post, “a reborn dream of a production” by the Daily Telegraph, and “one of the greatest musicals ever created” by the Chicago Tribune.

“An expertly crafted version of the beloved musical” – Visalia Times-Delta

“Les Misérables is back, and I can’t believe I am saying this but it’s better than ever.” – Chicago Theatre Review

Les Miserables Cast & Crew

Reprising his role as runaway Jean Valjean is Nick Cartell. He will be joined by Preston Truman Boyd as Javert; Haley Dortch as Fantine; Matt Crowle as Thenardier; Christina Rose Hall as Madame Thenardie; Devin Archer as Enjolra; Christine Heesun Hwang as Eponin; Gregory Lee Rodriguez as Mariu; Addie Morales as Cosett; Cora Jane Messer and Vivia; Atencio alternating as Little Cosette / Young Eponin; Milo Maharlika and Henry Kirk alternating as Gavroch; Kyle Adams as Grantaire; Daniel Gerard Bittner as Feuilly; Ciaran Bowling as Bamatabois/Babet. 

The cast is made complete by Jenna Burns, Julia Burns, Ben Cherington, Steve Czarnecki, Kelsey Denale, Arianne DiCerbo, Genevielle Ellis, David Young Fernandez, Michelle Beth Herman, Randy Jeter, Daelynn Carter Jorif, Cameron Loyal, Olivia J. Lu, Eden Mau, Andrew Marks Maughan, Benjamin H. Moore, Nicole Morris, Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Sofie Nesanelis, Tim Quartier, Julia Ellen Richardson, Ethan Rogers, Christopher Robin Sapp, Emily Some, Christopher James Tamayo, Kyle TImson, Hazel Vogel and J.T. Wood.

Crew: Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Book by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, Directed by James Powell & Laurence Connor, Set and Image Design by Matt Kinley, Lighting Design by Paule Constable, Sound Design by Mick Potter, Original Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou, Costume Design by Christine Rowland and Paul Wills.

“It’s solid, dependable, and as rousing as ever.” – The Munro Review

“The musical is epic in every sense of the word, and this touring production’s technical elements meet that reputation.” – Spokesman

In a review from Variety, they shared how the cast have wonderfully portrayed their characters. “Valjean’s scenes with Javert, expertly played by Preston Truman Boyd, are among the most compelling moments in the production, with aching desperation from both men driving each confrontation further until the rivalry hits its boiling point in a devastating finale,” it said. The review continued, “Fans who have only seen the 2012 film adaptation with Russell Crowe’s painfully weak vocal attempt owe it to themselves to see Boyd perform Javert’s staggeringly difficult songs as they were meant to be heard: with precision, ferocity and conviction. Other standouts in the powerhouse ensemble include Christina Rose Hall and Matt Crowle as the Thénardiers, who bring the house down with a raunchy, laugh-out-loud “Master of the House.”

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“A knockout! This new touring production of Les Miserables is magnificent!” – Philadelphia Inquirer

“You will be in for a night of amazing vocals, great music, wonderful acting, and a memorable story.” – Broadway World

““Les Misérables” has been revitalized with a fervor beyond audiences’ wildest dreams.” – Daily Bruin

“A lurid Victorian melodrama produced with Victorian lavishness.” – The Sunday Telegraph

Do not miss out on seeing Les Misérables when it comes to Des Moines, Iowa!  Each performance will run for two hours and 50 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Happening at the Des Moines Civic Center, this outstanding venue will ensure you have a grand time at this show. 

So, select a date between the 27th of February to the 3rd of March and attend this Tony Award-nominated revival that will sweep you off your feet! Grab your tickets today by clicking ‘GET TICKETS’ and prepare to be inspired and be left in awe.