Les Miserables Vancouver Poster

Les Miserables (1997 Vancouver)

The LES MISERABLES Third National tour (called “The Marius Company”) opened on August 5, playing until August 24, 1997 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and enjoyed one of the first live video streaming events over the internet, with streaming interviews from Associate Director, Richard J. Alexander and the Production Stage Manager, Thom Schilling, along with backstage video stories tracking the distance a particular costume travels, the life of a touring actor, and the astonishing backstage statistics to bring the performance to life each night.

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg; Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer; Based on the novel by Victor Hugo; Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel.

Directed and Adapted by John Caird and Trevor Nunn; Designed by John Napier; Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans and Autograph; General Manager: Alan Wasser; Company Manager: Daryl T. Dodson, Terry L. Smiley and Dave Ehle; Associate Company Manager: Allan Williams; Executive Producer: Martin McCallum

Headquarters Entertainment CorpAs CEO of Headquarters Entertainment Corporation (“HQE”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In addition to producing and presenting shows in Canada and on Broadway, HQE also managed group sales and marketing promotion for the majority of Broadway musical theatre tours on behalf of various presenters in the mid 1990’s.

The Third National Tour of Les Misérables was one of the longest running American touring musicals. Opening on 28 November 1988 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Florida and closing on July 23, 2006, at the Fox Theatre in Saint Louis, Missouri, the tour ran for seventeen years and seven thousand sixty-one performances. The tour played in one hundred forty-five cities in forty-three states. The same touring company also frequently performed in Canada, and made a diversion in 2002 to visit Shanghai, China for three weeks.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre VancouverThe Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, officially opened on July 5, 1959. The building holds two venues: the 2,765 seat main auditorium which has a  70′ wide x 40′ deep stage, and the 668 seat Playhouse Theatre. Owned by the City of Vancouver and operated by Vancouver Civic Theatres, the impact of the theatre was immediate and profound: for the first time, major roadshows staged across the U.S. border in Seattle were compelled to extend their tours to Vancouver.

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