The setting of this musical is France, the year is the late 1800's. The main character is Jean Valjean, a French Peasant that possesses extreme strength and has a bad temper. He was sent to jail for stealing bread to provide food for His starving Family. While on parole He decides to start a new life, He is tracked down by many characters and that is how the show progresses.
The costumes for this musical are very accurate to the time period, the attention to detail will not be lost to most of the audience, especially those that enjoy books from this period.