SALT Performing Arts presents "Les Misérables" School Edition.
Winner of over 100 international awards and the world’s longest running musical, "Les Misérables" is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.
The multi-award-winning "Les Misérables" is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985. This author-approved School Edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written.
"Les Misérables" (known as "Les Mis") is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert.
Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade.
Performances are: Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
“Les Mis is an epic undertaking and incredibly moving,” says Lauren McComas, SALT’s President and Artistic Director. “Our version packs an emotional wallop brought on by our extremely talented cast made up of truly exceptional singers, including 2017’s SALT’s Got Talent Winner Grant Holcomb as the lead, Jean Valjean. Audiences will be completely amazed that this show is cast with local talent all under the age of 18!”
The Cast: JEAN VALJEAN/Grant Holcomb, JAVERT/Joseph Biletta, FANTINE/Katie Vohs, THENARDIER/Aiden McGuire, MADAME THENARDIER/Danielle Kucera, EPONINE/Grace Storti, COSETTE/Jordan McAndrew, GAVROCHE: Zane Zangwill and Dylan Loraw, ENJOLRAS/Drew Kalkiewicz, MARIUS/Logan Stommel, LITTLE COSETTE: Lulu Spinelli and Eloise McComas, YOUNG EPONINE/Abby Leiboff and Sophia Kogay. FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Zagara Sims, Kate Trimble, Nola Dowd, Christie Lohr, Hannah Elliott, Aubry Dowd, Emily Davis and Gabrielle Robino. MALE ENSEMBLE: Michael Wismer, Zac Norcia, Daniel Schlegel, Dylan Zangwill, Gabe Rottman, Yarrick Dillard,Tyler Urie, and TJ McArthy.
The show is directed and choreographed by Chelsea Barnett, with a crew of: Producer and Artistic Director/Lauren McComas, Music Director/Brigitte Rottman, Assistant Music Director/Mike Toolan, Costume Designer/Karen Barnett and Brooke Spinelli, Stage Manager/Heather Kalkiewicz, Tech Director and Set Designer/Rob Merow, Set Construction/Paul Scansaroli, Production Assistant/Celia Hernandez, House Manager and Marketing Director/Judy Elliott.
Admission is $17 to $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets for Les Misérables, go to https://saltpa.ticketleap.com/lesmis. RATED PG-13 Contains mature language and content.
SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information or to request interviews, contact Judy Elliott (email@example.com) or visit our website (saltpa.com).