Villagers Teen Ensemble - Grades 9-12
Opening Date: 12/12/2014
Closing Date: 12/13/2014
Friday & Saturday 8:00pm
Authors/Playwrights: Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Lyrics By: Herbert Kretzmer Additional Material by James Fenton
Music By: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for high school performers, Les Misérables School Edition features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace your stage.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 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.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written.
VILLAGERS TEEN ENSEMBLE
December 12 & 13, 2014
Friday and Saturday – 8:00pm