Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 70 million, this musical phenomenon is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution.
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. Les Misérables School Edition features updated orchestrations based on the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival.
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.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards.
Les Misérables School Edition is a full-length production presented in two acts. It is rated PG-13 due to occasional coarse language and depictions of adult themes and mortal combat. The only difference between the full version is that this productions has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.
Rehearsals will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church Dress rehearsals and performances will be in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College.
February 18-21 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
February 25-28 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
March 4-7 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
March 11-14 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
March 18-21 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
March 25-28 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
April 8-11 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
April 15-18 3:00-6:00 PM Rehearsal TUMC
April 22 3:00-7:00 PM Dress Rehearsal Calvin College Gezon Auditorium
April 23 3:00-9:00 PM Dress Rehearsal Calvin College Gezon Auditorium
April 24 3:00-9:00 PM Dress Rehearsal Calvin College Gezon Auditorium
April 25 3:00-7:00 POSSIBLE Rehearsal Calvin College Gezon Auditorium
April 25 7:00 PERFORMANCE; Call Time 5:30 if no rehearsal is needed
April 26 7:00 PERFORMANCE; Call Time 5:30
April 27 11:00 AM PERFORMANCE; Call Time 9:30 AM
3:00 PM PERFORMANCE
7:00 PM PERFORMANCE
Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.
Join the Cast!
Les Misérables School Edition is open to students currently in grades 9-12.
Auditions will be held on February 12 from 3PM until 7PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, with callbacks on February 13 from 3PM until 6PM.
Auditions will still be no-cut, so online registration is imperative and is first-come-first-served. Cast size for Les Misérables is strictly limited and the script for this production requires an approximately equal number of male and female actors. To maintain this ratio in the fairest manner possible, we have set the number of open cast positions artificially low, after which any new registrants will be placed on the waiting list. You may enter a credit card to pay tuition for a waitlisted registration; it will not be charged until the participant is admitted from the waitlist into the program..
Les Misérables School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.