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Les MisérablesThe Charleston Light Opera Guild, in collaboration with The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV, will be staging the international classic musical Les Misérables on November 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m, with matinee performances starting at 2:00 p.m. on November 3 and 10, 2013 at the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center.

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo.  It has music by Claude-Michel Sconberg, original French lyrics by Alain Bloublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Set in early 19th century France, it is the story Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. 

The London production of Les Misérables has been running continuously since October 1985. The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards and ran for 6,680 performances, making it the 4th longest running show in Broadway history. A revival was staged in 2006, and plans are underway to mount another revival on Broadway in the Spring of 2014. A film adaption was released in December 2012 and garnered three Academy Awards. The rights have only recently become available for community theatre and this will be the first Charleston, West Virginia area production. 



Jean Valjean

Ryan Hardiman

Inspector Javert 

Chris Terpening


Emily Capece


Beth Winkler Bowden


Brynna Horswell

Marius Pontmercy

 Evan Sullivan


Jonathan Tucker


Alan Pennington

Madame Thénardier

Laurie Pennington

Bishop of Digne/Grantaire

Ted Rose

The Foreman/Courfeyrac 

Jamison Miller


Kris Corbett


Ethan Lyvers

Jean Prouvaire

Cameron Vance


Austin Thomas


Stephen Hayward


Rick Fleenor


Mark Felton


Tim Whitener


Bob McCarty    


Will Manahan

Factory Girl   

Andrea Parkins

Young Cosette

Bria White

Young Eponine

Grace Javins

Ensemble as featured characters throughout:

Kennie Bass
Lynn Bell
Elizabeth Cary Brown
Dionne Canterbury
Victoria Casey
Lindsey Duvall
Horace Emery
Jacob Fleck
Anne Marie Haddy
Trey Harris
Kimberly Smith Harry
Eric Hudnall
Kim Javins
Cassia King
Pam Kessler
Katlin Kouns
Lauren Meyer
Lily Odekirk
Cassandra Phelps
Whitney Pressley
Jennifer Rizzi
Aubrey Roberts
Rachel Scarpelli
Paul Shannon
Carl D. Simpkins II
Katie Shaver
Taylor Shaw
Alan Smith
Clayton Strohmenger
Carly Thaw
Susanna Tucker
John Valleau
Blake Whitener



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