HURRICANE – Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company is rehearsing now for its November 2013 presentation, in association with the City of Hurricane, of Boublil and Schönberg’s “Les Misérables.”
The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s timeless novel has been thrilling and inspiring its audiences for over 25 years. Critics have hailed it as one of the best musicals of all time. With a reputation like that, you may be thinking: “What is Hurricane doing with a show like that?” The Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company assures you a night at the theater that you won’t soon forget.
Les Misérables is, by much acclaim, the ultimate show and the local company promises to bring an overwhelmingly talented company of performers to do it justice.
“Our ultimate goal from the beginning was to tell this story differently than it has ever been told,” Director Kyle Myrick said. “That may sound weird, but in my opinion, every stage production of Les Misérables I have seen has been about the spectacle of the show; it’s always been about the out-of-this-world vocals.”
But Les Misérables is an intense and profound story that goes beyond vocals and Myrick said he has “dissected” it so the story can be told.
“If there are two things that I can promise,” Myrick said, “it’s that patrons will walk out of our production and have cried because this story touched them for the first time or touched them on a level it never has before; and that they will be shocked at the professionalism of this cast.”
Nicole Kimzey is the music director of the production, and the cast includes:
- Brodie Perry as Jean Valjean
- Jason Hansen as Javert
- Alexa Thompson as Fantine
- Jadon Webster as Marius
- Sammy Myers as Eponine
- Kimber Worwood as Cosette
- David Timpson as Thenardier
- Carson Drawe as Gavroche
- What: Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company production of Les Misérables
- When: Nov. 1-23, every Monday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
- Where: The Hurricane Fine Arts Center, 92 South 100 West in Hurricane
- Tickets: Purchase online through the City of Hurricane website, or call 435-635-2609.