Skylight Music Theatre to Present LES MISERABLES at Cabot Theatre, 11/22-12/29
Skylight Music Theatre will present a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical LES MISERABLES November 22 through December 29 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI).
LES MISERABLES is one of the most popular musicals every written. Based on the classic novel, LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo, this musical is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The musical's score includes the well-known songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," and many more. Since its Broadway debut in 1987, LES MISERABLES has been seen by 65 million people worldwide, in 45 countries and in 22 languages. It has won over 100 international awards including the coveted Best Musical Tony in 1987.
Skylight Music Theatre has taken on the daunting task of re-imagining this massive musical for the intimate Cabot Theatre. Under the direction of Molly Rhode, Scenic and Lighting Designer Peter Dean Beck has created a unit set for this production that transforms and surprises. Rhode's highly theatrical staging will be an actor-driven event that celebrates the power and craft of the artists.
Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman assisted Rhode in assembling one of the most talented casts to ever perform on the Skylight stage. Broadway and opera talents such as Luke Grooms (Valjean), Andrew Varela (Javert), Kevin Massey (Marius) and Eric Mahlum (Thenardier) will be under the direction of Robert Linder as the production's music director. Linder holds 3 Grammy nominations for conducting and producing Jazz CD's in the last 4 years, and one personal Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year in 2010.
Centerpiece to the season, LES MISERABLES is the show that inspired Skylight to focus on freedom and revolution as a conversation through the entire year. Set in 19th century France, in the midst of revolution, it follows Jean Valjean on his quest for redemption after being jailed for stealing a loaf of bread, inspector Javert who relentlessly pursues parole violator Valjean, and an abundance of other compelling and entertaining characters.
This epic tale of passion and sacrifice will be a phenomenal way to share Live Theatre with the family during this holiday season!