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The Dirty Details Based off of the 1892 Victor Hugo novel of the same name Takes place during the French Revolutionary War French concept album in 1980.

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2 The Dirty Details Based off of the 1892 Victor Hugo novel of the same name Takes place during the French Revolutionary War French concept album in 1980 with music composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg, libretto by Alain Boubil, and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer First stage adaptation was in 1980, not incredibly successful 1982 was translated into English 1985 Premiered in London – Bad reviews – Public loved it Broadway production opened in 1987 and closed in 2003 – 6,680 performances – 3 rd longest running Broadway musical in history British performances have topped 10,000 shows in early 2010 British musicals were popular in the 1980s – Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, etc. Sung through

3 Characters Jean Valjean-released from 19 years of prison, creates new identity, becomes mayor, adopts Cosette Javert-trying to capture Valjean Fantine-unemployed woman, becomes prostitute in order to support her daughter Cosette-Fantine’s daughter, forced to work for the Thenardiers. Grows up to fall in love with Marius Eponine-Thenarder’s daughter, mean to Cosette Thenardiers-run a small inn, theifs Marius-student revolutionary, friends with Eponine, in love with Cosette Friends of the ABC-Student revolutionaries

4 The Story Jean Valjean is released on parole by Javert after 19 years in prison Bishop helps him start a new life, breaking parole Eight years later – Monsieur Madeleine – Factory owner – Mayor of Montreuil-sur Mer Fantine is caught sending money to help illegitimate child, Madeleine asks foreman to resolve it, fires her

5 The Story Fantine sells hair, locket, and becomes a prostitute for money for her daughter Cosette Fantine arrested by Javert, Madeleine gets her out Javert tells Madeleine that they have arrested Jean Valjean – Madeleine confesses his identity and his arrested – Tries to find Cosette before, knocks Javert out

6 The Story Next we see the Thenardier’s, who run an inn – Own Cosette and abuse her – Indulge their own daughter Eponine – Cheat their customers Valjean finds Cosette and pays the Thendardier’s to take her away

7 The Story 9 Years later-Paris is in chaos Thenardier’s street gang try to ambush Valjean and Cosette – Javert rescues them, then realizes identity Marius, a student, bumps into Cosette, immediately falls in love – Persuades reluctant friend Eponine to help him find her – Epnonine is in love with Marius

8 The Story Eponine leads Marius to Cosette Then she prevents father’s gang from robbing them Valjean thinks it’s Javert and tells Cosette they must country Eve of Paris Uprising – Valjean goes into hiding – Cosette and Marius mourn – Eponine mourns over losing Marius – Marius joins other students for uprising – Javert spies on students – Thenardier’s plan to steal money from the corpses from the battles

9 The Story-2 nd Act Students at the barricade – Javert disguised as rebel – Eponine dressed as boy Marius gives letter to Eponine to deliver to Cosette, Valjean intercepts Eponine returns to Marius at barricade Javert is revealed as imposter In a conflict at the barricade, Eponine is shot and dies in Marius’ arms

10 The Story Valjean is asked to kill Javert but releases him and forgives him Valjean prays for Marius’ safety A battle ensues between the students and the government and all students/rebels die except for Valjean and Marius Valjean and Marius escape to the sewers where the Thenardier’s try to steal from Marius Valjean runs into Javert, begs for one more hour Javert agrees and then commits suicide

11 The Story What will happen to Cosette and Marius? Will the Thenardier’s schemes interrupt Cosette, Marius, and Valjean’s lives again? Will Valjean have to serve time for his crimes? How will the characters handle the death of so many of their friends?

12 Results 2006 Revival, only 3 years after it closed 10 th anniversary concert – Sir Cameron Mackintosh hand selected cast – “Do you Hear the People Sing” in various languages Numerous national and international touring productions Nominated for 12 Tonys, won 8 including Best Musical

13 Songs I Dreamed a Dream – Castle on a Cloud – Master of the House – On My Own – A Little Fall of Rain –


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