The UTEP Dinner Theatre got an early Christmas present this week — the rights to stage "Les Miserables," the three-time Tony Award-winning musical based on the Victor Hugo novel set during the French revolution.
"We've been wanting to do that forever. Anybody who's an actor and loves being onstage wants to perform in 'Les Mis,'" said Beverly Kerbs-Ward, UDT program coordinator.
It will be performed April 11-May 4, 2014, part of UTEP's centennial celebration, she said.
"If it turns out to be one of those popular shows, it may run on longer," Kerbs-Ward said.
UDT's 30th anniversary season is already underway, having opened in October with "Monty Python's Spamalot."
Up next: "Grease," Feb. 1-17.
"King's Speech" director Tom Hooper's film version of "Les Mis," with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, opens Christmas day.