You can hear the people sing for free — but in this Broadway in Fresno giveaway, you have to enter for a chance to win

I‘m giving away two tickets to opening night of Broadway in Fresno’s “Les Miserables.”

The touring production, which is finishing up a run at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre, opens at the Saroyan Theatre on Tuesday, July 25. It runs for seven performances through July 30.

This version of “Les Miserables” is based on the 2014 Broadway production. Along with minor changes to the score, the production eliminates the mechanical turntable that marked the original production and makes extensive use of projections.

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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Who is your favorite character in “Les Miserables”? Or, if you’re shy, just tell us why you’d like to win the tickets. Deadline to enter is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23. I’ll be picking the winner at random and sending an email notification that evening.

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Comments (16)

  • Zeke

    Valjean- his songs are so memorable and tug at the heart.

  • Kristal Smith

    I’d love to win because it’s always been a dream of mine to see a Broadway play. What better than Les Miserables?!


  • Jacqueline Ryle

    Cosette. She is the innocent yet strong willed survivor of a childhood of personal isolation amid chaos and an adult world of chaos and turmoil through which she remains hopeful. I kind of identify. Probably why it’s my favorite

  • Amy

    I’m a stoic person, but on the rare occasion that I’ve seen a musical in person, I always weep. Upbeat or tragic storyline…I’m moved on a psychic subterranean level.

  • Sandi

    The Innkeeper! Not a very likable character, but an interesting one!

  • Nancy Becker

    Senior living makes it difficult to afford tickets to Broadway plays, but I would love to see Les Miserables.

  • John

    So many good characters- I like the Thenardier just for the comic relief in the midst of such serious themes.

  • Patty Stratton

    Cosette because she endures so much as she grows up, yet is still able to hold hope. I like that in a person–always hold hope!

  • Kyle

    One of the best shows ever! I would love to see it. I love Fantine and her “I Dreamed A Dream.”

  • Patty Bennett

    Jean Valjean. He drives the story from beginning to end. The long opening sequence is powerful!

  • Nicki Lack

    Eponine has always been a favorite, but this show is one of my alltime favorites. The first show I was ever part of was CMTs production of Les Mis in 2004. I’ve been hooked on stagecraft ever since.

  • Jennifer

    Cosette is my favorite character!

  • Kimberly Marks

    So many wonderful characters, would love to see the show!

  • Miguel

    Eponine! “On My Own” is one of the most gorgeous musical theatre pieces and every time I hear it I’m instantly taken back to Sharon Burley’s top-tier performance in our production at StageWorks Fresno.

    Would love the chance to catch a professional production.

  • Tim Parker

    Favorite character? I love the Thenardiers.

  • Victor Kral

    Fresno has long had a pleuthora of entertainment options, but un-like opening the New York Times and seeing huge one page adds for a Broadway Show, some-times, one has to do a little scouting out to find, a venue, one might enjoy.And then one has to support that option and attend. If Fresno wants to continue having the Arts perform here, support is critical! Les Miz, is one option, but there are also many others, Support the Arts!


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