'Miserable' has never looked so happy

An unexpected pleasure was encountered during a routine stop the weekend before last.

Singing beautifully in the Safeway café area, and in costume, was a talented four-some promoting the upcoming production of Les Miserables. Says Helena Smith, director, “We’ve been practicing since last September.”

The ambitious production is set to open in the Omega Theatre on February 17 for several shows; Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday the 18th at 2 p.m., and Sunday the 19th at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students/seniors, adults $12 and available at the Library and at Bagels And Brew.

This well-loved production, based on the book by Victor Hugo follows the lives of several characters leading up to the June Rebellion, a student uprising in Paris, France.

The book, play, movie, and stage production have theirown history of top-listed ‘favourite story.’ Casey Gray acts as Jean Valjean, the ex-convict; Helena Smith as Madame Thenardiers, Arija Fisher as the main soprano, and Danielle Degit as Eponine.

Helena mentioned that “The production music is on tracts,” which are purchased for this type of venue, professionally engineered and presented in a way that would have you imagining yourself in a big-city venue. You won’t want to miss this.

-Barb Sinclair



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