In the wings: ‘Les Miz’ raises the flag in San Diego again


It’s just four days more until the show that brought us “One Day More” and other beloved numbers lands in San Diego again.

“Les Misérables,” the epic musical based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, had its second and latest Broadway revival beginning in 2014; now the road version of that production hits the Civic Theatre next week for a short run.

It’s the first touring “Les Miz” to visit San Diego in nearly six years.

Among the production’s cast members is Joshua Grosso, in the role of the student revolutionary Marius. Grosso was the 2012 winner of the Jimmy Awards, the national program honoring top high-school musical-theater performers. (He was featured that year in the PBS program “Broadway or Bust.”)

Grosso is actually in town this weekend to teach a master class to the nominees for the Broadway San Diego Awards, the local competition whose two winners will head to the Jimmy Awards in June.

You can see a full list of the San Diego nominees — as well as get details on attending Sunday’s competition finale — at this page.

“Les Misérables”:

When: Opens Tuesday (May 29). 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 3.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.

Tickets: About $57-$235.

Phone: (619/858/760) 570-1100


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