Victor Hugo’s Epic Novel Comes to Life Stage

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, May 31, 2019 – Set in 19th‐century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption at Walton Arts Center on June 18-23 for eight performances.

Along with the Oscar‐winning movie, Les Misérables has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 45 countries, 350 cities and in 22 languages. Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 1985, and todayhas won over 140 major theater awards including eight Tonys® and five Drama Desk Awards.

The story begins in 1815 as Jean Valjean, a man condemned to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family, finds only hatred and suspicion when he is released on parole. Meeting one man who believes in him, Valjean breaks his parole to begin a new life, always pursued by the righteous police inspector Javert.

From his adoption and love of the orphan Cosette, to the darkly funny plots of the thieving Thénardiers, from the soaring revolutionary fire of the student rebels who fight on the barricade in the streets of Paris to the final confrontation between Valjean and Javert, the story of Les Misérables is one of love, courage and redemption.

This latest production is set against the beautiful scenic design of Matt Kinley, which incorporates Victor Hugo’s artwork along with advanced projection technology that gives the production a cinematic look layered within the set.

Tickets start at $61 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting Patrons also can get reserved parking for $7 when they purchase their show tickets.

Show Times:  

  • Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, June 21 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, June 22 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, June 23 at 2 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit