Peninsula Community Theatre Extends LES MISERABLES Through 8/25
Peninsula Community Theatre's praised production of LES MISERABLES has been extended, with an added Sunday performance on August 25, @ 2:30pm. This production has been praised as "one of the best local productions ever seen." and performed to full houses and thunderous standing ovations.
Tickets are available at www.pctlive.org.
This marks a huge step for Peninsula Community Theatre as it marches its way into a new generation of theatregoers. This masterpiece required an innovative set design which in return has created a reimagined staging sure to be seen nowhere else. "The space is small so it has presented challenges for the production team and much of the show has had to re-imagined to accommodate the space. However, do not fret this visually stimulating production leaves nothing out but includes everything from invading the audience and pushing their senses to the brink all the way through to the final suicide and death of our protagonist and antagonist. Yes even Javert's suicide we leave the audience gasping.", says Corriveau.
Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISERABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. See it as never before in the intimacy of the Peninsula Community Theatre. This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.
Director Jeff Corriveau has assembled a talented cast of 35 for this production. Principals include: Jonathan McCormick (Jean Valjean), Tony Brach (Javert), George Revill (Marius), Steven Martinez (Enjorles), Alexandra Shephard (Eponine), Shelton Mullins (Cossette), Amy Stallings (Fantine), Neil Hollands (Thenadier), Bonnie Carlson (Madame Thenadier), David Carlson (Bishop), Triston Westphal (Gavroche), Olivia Hollowell (Young Cosette/Eponine), and Chloe R. McCarthy (Young Cosette/Eponine). Ensemble Members are: AnDrew Barrow, Peter Burgess, Zack Burgess, Becky Cumbie, Matt Downey, Brenda Epling, Kaitlyn J. Gallagher, Kirsten Kock, Becky Krantz, Scott Laske, Stephen Maney, Jason Martens, Erynn M. Millard, Caleb Myers, ChariTy Robinson, Dara Sherman, Andrew Smith, Linda Marley Smith, David Stallings, Nerissa V. Thompson, and Jordan Wentland.
The production team consists of: Jeff Corriveau (Director/Set Designer), Betsy Forrest (Music Director), Dana Margulies (Choreographer), Justin Giroux (Assistant Director), Sarah Parker Wilde (Assistant Director), John Wilt (Lighting Design), Cheryl Nabati (Costume Design), Andrew Hales (Sound Design), Sheri Beyrau (Stage Manager), and Misty Menken (Assistant Stage Manager).
The show has drawn many of the region's best actors. Members of the cast live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Poquoson, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Smithfield, and Portsmouth. The cast comes from a range of theater backgrounds and training, from those that have performed in national tours to those who came out to audition for the first time because of their love of this show.
Tickets purchased online at pctlive.com or call 757-595-5728; Prices 18.00 adults, 17.00 Senior, Military, Students, 16.00 Groups.