Teaching Young Actors Extends LES MISERABLES, 6/28-29

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Teaching Young Actors Extends LES MISERABLES, 6/28-29

Due to an overwhelming response to their current production of Les Miserables (School Edition), Drama Learning Center's Teen Professional Company, TYA (Teaching Young Actors), announces that it will be extending its performance schedule for one more weekend from June 28-29 at Drama Learning Center in Columbia.

Director Stephanie Lynn Williams is offering a new spin on this epic musical by producing it in 'steampunk' style, which is a blend of Victorianism and Industrialism. The style will be incorporated into the show primarily through set design and costumes, while the acting styles and message of the show remain true to its roots. "Although the show takes place during the Industrial revolution, many of the themes are relevant to today's society and our Information revolution, including the economic downturn of a society - rich getting richer, poor getting poorer," said Williams. "We want people to think about the parallels between the themes in the show and our current political and economic climates."

Les Miserables is an epic story that recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. The story features Jean Valjean a petty thief who upon being released from his 19-year prison term struggles to make a decent, honest life for himself. Les Miserables features familiar songs, such as "I Dreamed a Dream," "Castle on a Cloud," "Stars," "Master of the House," "Bring Him Home," "Empty Chairs, Empty Tables," "Little Fall of Rain," and more.

Show Dates:
EXTENDED SCHEDULE: June 28 & 29 @ 7:30pm
Original Schedule: June 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30; June 17 & 24 @ 2:00 pm

Production Staff:
Directed by: Stephanie Lynn Williams
Music Direction by: Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Lighting design: Cory Jones
Stage Managed by: Nick Mercer

Starring TYA Company Members:
Meghan Anderson, Danny Bertaux, Katie Bogdan, Alicia Carroll, Claire Cerand, Vanessa Chapoy, Seth Fallon, Daniel Giagrandi, Bobby Grady, Carter Grove, Kristina Hopkins, Hailey Ibberson, Turner Barrett Law, Nick Mercer, Jeff Miller, Alex Press, Alexander Rothfield, Christina Schumacher, Sophie Smith, Brady Stevens, Laura Taylor, Amanda Updegrove, Anna Wehr, Amy Williamson

Special Guests:

SusAnna Hoffman, Gabe Needle, Madeline Rothfield

Tickets:
On sale now at www.dramalearningcenter.com or by calling 410-997-9352

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