Les Miserables at Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah

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Utahns can't seem to get enough of "Les Misérables." The epic musical with the sweeping score remains popular world-wide, but remains a big-ticket phenomenon in Utah. In Salt Lake City, theatergoers have snatched up tickets to nine national tours of the musical, beginning in 1991. Salt Lake City's Pioneer Theatre Company sold out its first-in-the-country regional production in 2007, when a scheduled two-week run was extended to 10 weeks. Tuachan Amphitheatre broke box-office records for five months with its production in 2008. Now, theatergoers are flocking to sold-out shows at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where Utah-based actor J. Michael Bailey is thrilled to be singing "Bring Him Home," and playing his dream role as Jean Valjean.