Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Book by Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schonberg.

Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.

August 9-18, 2013 at The Mitby Theater, Madison, WI

Les Misérables is now the world’s longest-running musical, seen by over 60 million people in 42 countries. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves.

Read cast member interviews on the FST blog.


“With its soaring vocals and lack of pretension, this production was as enjoyable as that of nearly any professional touring company. If you love LES MIS, or you just really appreciate grand musical theater and crave to see it locally, you’ll want to visit Mitby Theater before the revolutionaries are history.”
Read the full review by Laura Jones, The Isthmus

“This was a great performance and you should make time to see it. ..Maybe you’ve seen Les Mis a dozen times, or maybe it is new to you. Regardless, Four Seasons Theatre’s production of ‘Les Miserables’ sets a high mark.”
Read the full review by Jeff Turk, Fresco Opera Theatre

“Directed by Brian Cowing with music direction by Gail Becker, the actors demonstrated a true passion for their art form and the chops to pull off a very difficult show.”
Read the full review by Meghan Randolph, Music Theatre of Madison

Cast List

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See a video of our cast singing “Do you hear the people sing?” at our first rehearsal.

Production Team

Director Brian Cowing led a production team which included Jessica Lanius (Choreographer and Acting Coach), Gail Becker (Music Director), and Andrew Abrams (Conductor and Musical Consultant).  Heading up Costume and Hair/Wig/Makeup Design was Susan Gustaf with Leslie Frank Taylor assisting on costumes and Jan Ross assisting on hair/wig/makeup.  Stephen Hudson-Mairett designed the set, John Penisten joined us for lighting design, and Jim Uphoff for sound design.