The Huntley High School Musical Theatre Department proudly presents “Les Misérables School Edition.” Performed entirely by students, “Les Misérables School Edition” recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France.
Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father – violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his character during a bloody student uprising, and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.
Originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, the musical production by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg introduces a new generation to the inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions. For, within Les Misérables lies the universal truth “To love another person is to see the face of God” and this message is sure to have a lasting impact.
Performances will be held April 20, 21, and 22 at 7:00 p.m., with a special 2:00 p.m. matinee on April 22 in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School.
Tickets are $5 for general admission and can be purchased at the door 45 minutes prior to show times or online by selecting Performing Arts Center at https://huntley.revtrak.net/tek9.asp.
“Les Misérables School Edition” is directed by Nancy Cross and Tom George, with choreography by Rona Sinnamond, lighting and sound by Nathan Knapke, set construction by Nick Wedoff, and features a 17 member student pit band and guest pianist Barbara Klein, under the direction of Rick Rohde.
Don’t miss Huntley High School’s rendition of this masterpiece! For questions, please contact Nancy Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or PAC Director Lorie Woods at (847) 659-6107.