The mention of Les Misérables conjures up very specific images and emotions for most theatregoers. Dallas Theater Center’s latest production shatters every one of these pre-conceived notions. This bold, immersive, never-before-seen staging of this beloved musical thrusts the story and the actors out into the audience, and into our time. A shift from traditional 19th century costumes to a world that is a little bit futuristic and a lot modern, is easily the most jarring element of the production. Director Liesl Tommy, costume designer Jacob Climer, and the rest of the design team worked beautifully to pry us from the complacency of a period drama and drop us squarely into a story that feels raw, real, relevant, and truly revolutionary.
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