LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION Opens At On Pitch Performing Arts
On Pitch Performing Arts opens "Les Miserables: School Edition" on July 26th! This iconic show is part of OPPA!'s theatre education program and is performed entirely by children 18 and under.
The musical "Les Miserables" is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel by the same name. Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread in order to feed 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.
"Les Miserables" won 8 Tony awards the year it premiered on Broadway. It was one of Broadway's longest running musicals, closing its initial Broadway run after 16 years. It has since received two revivals and numerous touring productions. The School Edition was developed to bring this engaging and challenging material into schools and performing institutions like OPPA!
OPPA! Education Director Charlene Adams helms this ambitious production. "Les Mis is a timeless show. These amazing actors all under the age of 18 bring this story to life. You won't want to miss the beauty of this show- from the performers to the designers, it's the perfect production for your summer revolution."
The show opens Friday, July 26th and plays through Saturday, August 3rd. The cast features Mason Allen as Jean Valjean, Matt Jewkes as Javier, Mikayla Thorne/Lily Fairbank as Fantine, Brooklyn Tousley/PK Dallimore as Cosette, Aubree Freeze/Madeline Brinkman as Eponine, and Xander Cooper as Marius.
Production team includes Jessica Adams as Assistant Director, and Stacy Haslam as Costume Designer.
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OPPA! exists to educate, entertain, and inspire children, adults and audiences with theatrical productions that range from musicals, plays, and new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning; and we celebrate the power of theatre to bring together our community.