FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The musical version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables opens Christmas Day in movie theaters, but Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) will present the stage show that inspired that cinematic adaptation in 2013. The nonprofit theater troupe announced today that a full production will be mounted Aug. 8-10 as a special three-performance benefit for BRT.
Quite possibly the most popular musical in the world, Les Misérables tells the story of former convict Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption while being hounded by the relentless inspector Javert in 19th century France. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Les Misérables is epic and engrossing, with a powerful score that includes the beloved songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home” and the stirring “One Day More.”
For this large-scale benefit, the Boiler Room Theatre is venturing outside of its 120-seat performance space and will stage Les Misérables in the much larger Liberty Hall venue at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Rd.). Each performance will start at 8 p.m. Continuing its mission to foster and promote local talent, the entire 20-plus member cast will consist of Nashville-area residents with auditions held in early March, according to BRT.
Tickets ($29-$99) and information about corporate sponsorships and volunteer opportunities for the benefit production are available by calling BRT at (615) 794-7744. Tickets will also be available next year through its website. The theater can be emailed at email@example.com.
*Poster art courtesy Boiler Room Theatre.