SALT Performing Arts Presents Les Misérable School Edition, February 14 – 24

SALT Performing Arts Presents Les Misérable School Edition, February 14 - 24

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts presents Les Misérables School Edition. Winner of over 100 international awards and the world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985. This author-approved School Edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one of the greatest musicals ever written.

Les Misérables (known as Les Mis) is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. 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 having stolen a loaf of bread for 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.

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Performances are:

  • Thursday, February 14, 7- 9:30 PM
  • Friday, February 15, 7- 9:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 16, 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 17, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 21, 7- 9:30 PM
  • Friday, February 22, 7- 9:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 23, 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 24, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:00 – 5:30 P

“Les Mis is an epic undertaking and incredibly moving,” says Lauren McComas, SALT’s President and Artistic Director. “Our version packs an emotional wallop brought on by our extremely talented cast made up of truly exceptional singers, including 2017’s SALT’s Got Talent Winner Grant Holcomb as the lead, Jean Valjean. Audiences will be completely amazed that this show is cast with local talent all under the age of 18!”

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THE CAST: JEAN VALJEAN/Grant Holcomb, JAVERT/Joseph Biletta, FANTINE/Katie Vohs, THENARDIER/Aiden McGuire, MADAME THENARDIER/Danielle Kucera, EPONINE/Grace Storti, COSETTE/Jordan McAndrew, GAVROCHE: Zane Zangwill & Dylan Loraw, ENJOLRAS/Drew Kalkiewicz, MARIUS/Logan Stommel, LITTLE COSETTE: Lulu Spinelli and Eloise McComas, YOUNG EPONINE/Abby Leiboff and Sophia Kogay.  FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Zagara Sims, Kate Trimble, Nola Dowd, Christie Lohr, Hannah Elliott, Aubry Dowd, Emily Davis and Gabrielle Robino. MALE ENSEMBLE: Michael Wismer, Zac Norcia, Daniel Schlegel, Dylan Zangwill, Gabe Rottman, Yarrick Dillard,Tyler Urie, and TJ McArthy.

The show is Directed and Choreographed by Chelsea Barnett, with a crew of: Producer and Artistic Director/Lauren McComas, Music Director/Brigitte Rottman, Assistant Music Director/Mike Toolan, Costume Designer/Karen Barnett and Brooke Spinelli, Stage Manager/Heather Kalkiewicz, Tech Director & Set Designer/Rob Merow, Set Construction/Paul Scansaroli, Production Assistant/Celia Hernandez, House Manager and Marketing Director/Judy Elliott.

Admission is $17 – $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets for Les Misérables, go to https://saltpa.ticketleap.com/lesmis. PLEASE NOTE: RATED PG-13 Contains mature language & content.

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, playhouses for preschoolers, summer/year- long theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, sending your preschoolers to their playhouses, making a donation, or being a sponsor, email them at [email protected].

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SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information, contact Judy Elliott ([email protected]) or visit their website (saltpa.com).

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