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Friday, November 5, 2010

Fairview High School presents the epic Broadway musical Les Misérables


Broadway’s legendary musical Les Misérables will be presented by Fairview High School beginning Tuesday, November 9. This Tony Award-winning musical is an epic saga of one man's escape from social injustice. After Jean Valjean's parole from prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family, he is haunted by a constant cloud of suspicion and distrust. Les Misérables, one of the greatest musicals ever written, is an inspirational story of love, courage and redemption. This sensational and dramatic show is not only a superb adventure but also a powerful social document. Families should know the show is rated PG based on adult themes.

Les Misérables was composed in 1980 by French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg on a libretto by Alain Boublil, The musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name. Set in early nineteenth-century France, the plot follows the stories of the characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. The Tony Award winning score includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "A Little Fall of Rain," "Master of the House," and "On My Own."

Fairview High School, long known for its professional-level musical productions and broad range of student talent, is presenting an extended run of Les Misérables opening on November 9. The production is presented by 82 cast members, 20 band and orchestra members and 26 crew members from the Fairview High School student body. Female lead roles have been “double cast” to accommodate the extensive student talent. The diverse student cast includes members of the varsity football and tennis teams, notably Javert played by Matt O’Connor and Comberferre played by Will Kuelthau. In fact, in order to allow these talented student athletes to also perform in the musical, no shows have been pre-scheduled for the evening of November 12 and the matinee on November 13. These will be added as additional shows, depending on the playoff status of the Fairview football team.

If you have seen a Fairview musical production before, you will know that Les Misérables is a must see! If you are new to the amazing sets, costumes, lighting and talent presented on the Fairview stage, then you’re in for a theatrical treat!

Les Misérables
A musical by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Book by Victor Hugo

School Edition specially adapted and licensed
by Music Theatre International and Cameron MacKintosh

Directed by Janice Vlachos and Tracy Warren

November 9, 10, 11, 13 at 7:00 p.m.
November 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Fairview High School Auditorium
1515 Greenbriar Blvd., Boulder

Tickets: $10, Reserved seating (checks and cash only)
To Purchase, visit the box office November 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12 from 11:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Also, the box office will open 30 minutes before each show.
For more information: (720) 561-3253 or e-mail FHSLesMisTix @ gmail.com
www.fairviewhs.org/musical

1 comment:

bailey said...

I went with Manhattan Middle School of Arts and Academics. I agree that Les Mis is a MUST SEE! By the end of the play i was in tears. I know many people in the play i thought that this was just AMAZING! All of the kids in it have amazing potential! All of them will soon end up on Broadway!!!!!!