Our Summer Session 2 will teach the theatrical process through production. This program will culminate in a production of the exciting and challenging musical masterpiece ‘Les Miserables: School Edition’.
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring 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. Featuring updated orchestrations based on the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival, Les Misérables School Edition also includes new support materials including a Reference Recording for rehearsals, an enhanced Director’s Guide and an expanded Study Guide.
In nineteenth 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 lifelong 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.
Artistic Directors Thoughts: ‘Les Miserables’ is a timely now as it has ever been and I am thrilled to offer this as the second offering of our summer season for a new generation to learn from. This will be staged in a brand new way that feels fresh and will utilize a newly released version of the school edition. The characters of ‘Les Mis’, its majestic music and universal themes make it a game-changing experiences for audiences and actors alike.