Tickets for the 25th anniversary production of “Les Miserables,” which comes to the Koger Center for a run of eight performances in March, go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday. The current production features new staging and new scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Of course, the musical is based on Hugo’s 1862 novel about a struggling class of people in France. The events in the book include the June Rebellion, an uprising led by students in 1832.
The new production includes many of the original’s hits, including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “One Day More” and “Master of the House.” “Les Mis” is the third longest-running Broadway production.
The eight performances are March 19-24. The Koger Center is at 1051 Greene St. $45-$65; www.capitoltickets.com or (803) 251-2222
Marina Lomazov will be a guest soloist with the USC Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Koger Center. Lomazov will perform Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. This will be the first time Lomazov, a prestigious Steinway Artist and professor at the USC School of Music, will perform the concerto, Grieg’s most popular, in Columbia. Also on the program: Beethoven’s Overture to “Prometheus” and R. Strauss’ “Tod und Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration).” The Koger Center is at 1051 Greene St. $8-$25; (803) 251-2222 or www.capitoltickets.com
“Sticks and Stones,” an exhibition by the painter Wanda Steppe, will be featured as part of City Art Gallery’s Vista Lights presentation. Vista Lights, the annual fall gallery crawl in the Vista, is from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. But on Wednesday, City Art will have a preview reception from 6-8 p.m. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to Walk for Life. City Art Gallery is at 1224 Lincoln St. Free; (803) 252-3613 or www.cityartonline.com
“The Rose Tattoo,” Tennessee Williams’ play about despair in the South, will be staged at USC’s Lab Theatre through Nov. 18. The theater is at 1400 Wheat St. The show is at 8 p.m. each night. $5; (803) 777-2551