The School District of Janesville Summer School will present “Les Misérables – School Edition” July 18 – 21.
With one of the most beautiful and powerful musical scores, “Les Misérables” is an epic story that recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father – violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter; does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.
“Les Misérables” is directed by Jim Tropp, music directed by Jan Knutson and Brian Knutson, and choreographed by Michael Stanek. The cast & crew include over 50 students from seven area high schools.
There will be a family night performance on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for this performance will be $12. Other performances will be held on July 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on July 21 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices for all performances except the Family Night performance will be $15 for students, seniors and the disabled; $18 for adults.
Performances will be at Parker High School in the auditorium, 3125 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, WI 53548.
Tickets are available at Voigt Music, Knapton Musik Knotes and the Educational Services Center in Janesville. Tickets are also available at the box office on the day of the performances or by calling 608-743-5591.