May 2018 - Let Us Entertain You: Les Miresables
Popejoy Hall prepares for one of the most beloved musicals to take over the lighted stage. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
This year’s tour has some of the strongest actors in the country. Nick Cartell portrays the fugitive ‘Jean Valjean.’ He is joined by Josh Davis as ‘Javert,' J Anthony Crane as ‘Thénardier,’ Allison Guinn as ‘Madame Thénardier,’ Mary Kate Moore as ‘Fantine,’ Matt Shingledecker as ‘Enjolras,’ Emily Bautista as ‘Éponine,’ Robert Ariza as ‘Marius’ and Jillian Butler as ‘Cosette.’ Elsa Avery Dees and Sophie Knapp alternate in the role of ‘Little Cosette/Young Éponine.’ Sammy Middleton and Jonah Mussolino alternate in the role of ‘Gavroche.’ The ensemble includes John Ambrosino, Richard Barth, Felipe Barbosa Bombonato, Gabriel Sidney Brown, Sarah Cetrulo, Amelia Cormack, Steve Czarnecki, Nicholas Edwards, Caitlin Finnie, Michelle Beth Herman, Monté J. Howell, Dayla Knapp, Andrew Maughan, Maggie Elizabeth May, Matt Moisey, Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Bree Murphy, Tim Quartier, Talia Simone Robinson, Mike Schwitter, Liz Shivener, Brett Stoelker, Danielle J. Summons, Kyle Timson and Christopher Viljoen.
Director Cameron Mackintosh said, “I‘m delighted that after a four-year absence this glorious production is once again touring the major cities across North America and is more spectacular than ever.” Les Misérables will run from May 8th-13th, 2018. To purchase tickets, visit unmtickets.com or popejoypresents.com. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.