A youth theater group will be performing a teen version of "Les Miserables" for the next two weekends on the Marietta College campus in Marietta.
"Les Miserables School Edition" opens Friday at the Friederich Theater in the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler St., Marietta.
Performance dates will be 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, July 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and July 17.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens ages 60 and older and students through college.
For more information or reserved seating reservations call the box office at 376-4678 or e-mail email@example.com.
The musical will be presented by Theatre de Jeunesse with a cast of Mid-Ohio Valley teens. It follows the struggles of a cast of characters seeking redemption and revolution in 19th century France.
It is based on Victor Hugo's classic story of the unjust class-based structure that turned good, innocent people into beggars and criminals to survive. The story chronicles one man's struggle to rise above his circumstances after serving 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family and for subsequent attempts to escape from prison.
The Tony award-winning score includes many memorable songs, including "Lovely Ladies," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master of the House" and "The Night."
The cast includes: Edain Campbell as Cosette; Hannah Kitchen as Fantine; Evan Osgood as Javert; Kacy Cooper as Madame Thernardier; Rachael Lilly as Eponine; Zach Satre as Gavroche; Zachary Wood as Jean Valjean; Dustin Digman as Marius; Dakota Houck and Sara Satre as young Cosette and young Eponine; Jacob Holmes as Enjolras; Aric Satre as Grantaire; David Tichnell as Feuilly; Alex Collins as Joly; Cory Hughes as Prouvaire, Major Domo; Zach Tefft as Fauchelevant, Claquesous; Sarah DeBolt as Babet; Megan Newbanks as Brujon; Katelyn Tennant as Montparnasse; Hana Bell, Emily Ludwig, Cara McIntosh and Abbie Satre: female company members.
The program is sponsored by Easton Printing. It is presented with financial assistance from The Oakland Foundation, Artsbridge and the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and in partnership with the Parkersburg Arts Center and Allohak Council 618 of the Boy Scouts of America.