‘Les Miserables’ coming to Royal Theatre, opens Sept. 21
The Young Players are proud to present the epic, grand, and uplifting “Les Miserables: School Edition.”
“Les Miserables” is the world’s longest running musical. A true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel, winner of over 100 international awards and seen by more than 70 million people worldwide, “Les Miserables” is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for performers under 18, this show features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the stage.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean, played by Nathan Brown, 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 lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, played by Carson Clay and Jaelun Patrick Thomas, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris students’ uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares
his life and saves that of the student revolutionary, played by Will Porter who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cosette, played by Makayla Shipe and Katharine Crowe. Students are played by Luke Ferguson, Ethan Davis, Zachary Glover, Brennon Humphry, Brent Compton, Hayden Griffis, Jesse Kneisler and Larry Smith.
“Les Miserables: School Edition” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
With direction by Daphne Shoppach, music direction by Tanner Oglesby, and stage managed by Emma Boone, these exceptional singers of all ages bring an emotional sung-through piece. Finishing up this cast are Izzy Hammonds, Lexie Ellis, Emory Statton, Madison Campbell, Allie Grace Ferguson, Abby
Grace Neufer, Cameron Compton, Frankie Goldman, Reagan Mccartney, Addison Lumpkins, Taylor Ann Pitts, Lily Hipskind, Amelia Lisowe, Erin Johnston, Emily Jones, Sydney Crary, Kaleigh Statton, Olivia Kreulen, Bella Crow, Cadence Earles, Annslee Clay, Jack Clay, Cabe Parrish, Braden Lisowe, William Alverio, Natasha Carroll, Emily Bell, Rylee Woodward, Lauren Bond, Shelby Tripcony, Katelyn Compton, Mary Grace Wells, Madison Stolzer and Avalon Castrellon.
Performances are scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 and 28 and 29, as well as Oct. 5 and 6. Matinee performances will begin at 2 p.m., with evening performances at 7 p.m. Some Saturdays have two shows.
Prices are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors 60 and older, military, and college students with valid identification; and $6 for students 12th grade through below.
To buy tickets and find more information on the theatre and show, individuals can visit https://theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com or www.theroyaltheatre.org.