Venue Details

314 Star Starred
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
206-625-1900
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Semi formal
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marypduffy73
We took the bus from Lake City. So much easier and cheaper than parking.
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Bussed by the ride free zone coming in and only had to pay going home, bus stop two blocks away
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Refreshments were available, raspberry lemonade good
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Johnwest
Business casual
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Took water taxi
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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attended Jul 05 2012

20 years after first seeing the West End production in London this show still delivers with a punch!
Ticket transaction was easy. My only complaint was that the seats... continued

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attended Jul 03 2012

The music and sets were amazing, but this was not for the Grand Tier and we could barely see the stage. The tickets were for the back of the balcony, two rows from the... continued

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attended Jul 01 2012

How can you go wrong with Les Mis? I watched this on Broadway several years back, and it's always such a pleasure to watch it again. Definitely recommend it (and bring some binoculars if you sit up on the balcony!)

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Website

http://www.lesmis.com

Quotes & Highlights

" …an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." —The New York Times
" …a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original." —London Times
“This new production actually exceeds the original. The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier, and the motivations more honest.” —NY1-TV
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Description

Last August, box-office records were shattered when over 50,000 people experienced Les Miserables. Now, _Les Mis _returns to The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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Les Misérables_ originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses. When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the world’s longest-running musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the legendary musical Les Misérables made theatrical history with an international first – three different productions in London at the same time. The Original Production (still playing to packed houses at the Queen’s Theatre), the acclaimed New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican (where the show originally premiered) and a celebratory concert at The O2 Arena. The O2 Concert was presented in more than 500 cinemas throughout the United States on November 17, 2010 and is now available on Blu-ray DVD.

The Broadway production of Les Misérables originally opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990 running for 6,680 performances. The U.S. National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed Les Miz back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008. To date, Les Misérables remains the 3rd longest-running Broadway production of all time.

Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled. There have been 36 cast recordings of_ Les Misérables_, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy® Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums and the soon-to-be-released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary Production. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos ever in the U.K. There are more than 2,500 productions of the Les Misérables School’s Edition scheduled or being performed by over 125,000 school children in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools. Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing the film of Les Misérables with Working Title and Universal.

About the Ticket Supplier: The 5th Avenue Theatre

Since 1926, the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre has captivated audiences with music, drama and laughter. Today, we proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also host a variety of special events, and offer a number of education and outreach programs to school-age children and adults.