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Les Miserables, based on the classic 19th century French novel, tells the story of Jean Valjean, who has been unjustly imprisoned for 19 years and is released as the story begins. When he finds nothing in the outside world but mistrust and mistreatment, he breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life. His new life is difficult as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera overflows with melodies that are already standards, like “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” and “One Day More.” Its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece.