One of the most popular musicals ever to be on Broadway will come to the Clune Center for Performing Arts when the Wilton High School theater department mounts its production of Les Misérables.

More than 100 students — making up the cast, crew and orchestra — have worked tirelessly for the last three months to bring this epic production to life.

Based on the French historical novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is an entirely sung pop opera that requires a cast of exceptional singers. The novel was masterfully adapted for the stage by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonbery and features iconic such songs as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own and One Day More.

Set in 19th-Century France, Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean as he is released on parole after 19 years of unjust imprisonment. When Valjean encounters nothing but mistrust and mistreatment, he breaks his parole in hope of starting a new life. But his nemesis — police inspector Javert — is never far behind, hoping to catch him and send him back to prison. Several years later, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must reconsider his mission when Valjean spares his life during a heated battle.

Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop with its powerful affirmation of the human spirit. In the words of the student revolutionaries, “Will you join in our crusade?” The cast of Les Misérables hopes the community will.

Showtimes are Thursday, May 16, at 7:30, Friday, May 17, at 8, Saturday, May 18, at 4, and Sunday, May 19, at 2 at the Clune Center on the high school campus on Danbury Road. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and may be reserved by calling 203-834-4844 or emailing whstix@wilton.k12.ct.us.