Photo Flash: 'Les Miserables' Marriott Theatre Opening Night
Marriott Theatre celebrated its opening night of their
regional premiere production of Les
Miserables. The reception benefited
Season of Concern, the Chicagoland theatre community's fund raising effort in
the fight against AIDS. Having
established a national reputation for launching Broadway musicals into
the regional market, The Marriott Theatre is one of only five theatres
chosen to produce this epic musical post-Broadway.The sweeping tale of Les Miserables features a book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables
travels through three turbulent decades of 19th century France. Full
of romance, passion, suspense and humanity, it is the story of one man,
the fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted against the self-righteous
Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture. Les
Miserables is the winner of over 50 international theater awards,
including eight 1987 Tony Awards (two of which were for Best Musical
and Best Score). The musical has been translated into 21 different
languages, and has been seen by more than 51 million people worldwide.
Les Miserables is directed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Dominic Missimi (The King & I, 1776, Funny Girl, A Funny Thing
Forum). Musical direction is by Brad Haak, who is currently the Music Director and Conductor of Mary Poppins on Broadway. Marriott has assembled a stellar cast led by John Cudia as Jean Valjean, Kathy Voytko as Fantine and Richard Todd Adams as Javert.
The performance schedule for Les Miserables is Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
prices are $45.00, excluding tax and handling fees. A $5.00 discount
for students and seniors is valid for Wednesday matinees and both
Sunday performances. With the purchase of a $55 ticket on Wednesdays
or Thursdays, dinner is included at the King's Wharf Restaurant or the
Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Dinners on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday range from $32 - $43 per person (includes tax).
Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets with
a major credit card, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 846-634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
George Keating (Feuilly) and Anne Letscher (Eponine)
l-r: Arielle Dayan (Young Eponine), Will Higgins (Gavroche- shared), John Cudia (Valjean), Jonah Rawitz (Gavroche- shared) and Elianna Schnittman (Young Cosette)