Celebrating 49 Years of Musical History
FHS to present Les Miserables in January – February.
Friendswood High School is proud to announce its 49th Annual Musical, Les Miserables set for January 27, 28 and February 3, 4 at 7 pm and January 29 and February 5 at 2:30 pm. Tickets will be $10 per person and may be purchased Monday – Friday from 9 am to 3 pm at FHS visitor’s desk beginning January 23 or before each performance.
The epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of a revolution.
Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for high school performers, Les Misérables School Edition features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace your stage.
In the 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 life-long 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. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one of the greatest musicals ever written.
Directors include: Kathy Powdrell, Musical Director: Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Pit Band Orchestra Director: Julio Sanchez, Set construction: Cale Borne, Technical Supervisor: Amy Thornton, Choreography: Alyssa Falcone Goza, Web Design and Program: JaneAnnQuevedo, Ticket coordinator: Pepper Smith and Assistants to the Directors: Michael Tyer and Kate Gallagher.
The cast members are Alex Rudd as Jean Valjean, Dante Marcuccio as Inspector Javert, Max Morgan as Marius, Katie Sharp as Cosette, Emily Mesa as Eponine, Maddie Pertuis as Fantine, Cade Tucker as The nerdier, Lauren Podlewski as Madam Thenardier. The technical theatre students are led by Meredith Fraga and Joseph LeBlanc.
This show is rated PG. Only cash and checks will be accepted. All seating is open. The doors will open 30 minutes before each performance. Reservations are not available.