Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Jan. 29-Feb. 3, show times at 2, 7:30 and 8 p.m.
millerauditorium.com, (800) 228-9858
Perk up your ear drums and get ready to have your world so thoroughly rocked you'll be speaking French fluently for a week. (But the catch is you'll only be able to utter Franco phrases pertaining to overthrowing the money-grubbing establishment and/or being a prostitute.) Yes, after launching what is sure to be an Oscar-sweeping film version, the long-running phenomenon known as Les Miserables is bringing its resounding cry for equality to Miller Auditorium. You don't even have to be a card-carrying Les Mis cult member (like yours truly) to appreciate the show's epic majesty and breathtaking story line. Just pop on your beret, show up in line, and be prepared to fall fast and furiously in love. Oui oui? Oui s'il vous plaît! (Babelfish it.)