Les Misérables opens on the stage at FHS

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Friendswood High School Musical presents the 49th annual Musical Les Misérables.
This Production is PG
Not appropriate for younger audiences.

Showing January 27, 28, at 7 pm
January 29 and February 5 at 2:30 pm
Feburary 3, 4, at 7 pm
TICKETS are $10

Rehearsal Pictures & Video

Tickets will be on sale at the door one hour and a half before each performance. Tickets will be available at the Friendswood Highs School visitor desk begining January 23, 2017. Times that tickets will be sold are 9 am to 3 pm Mon – Friday. Cash and checks only

Victor Hugo published this epic novel in 1862. In 1980, Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg opened Les Misérables in Paris. From there it was translated into English and opened on the London stage in 1985. The dream began. Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a man who was condemned to prison for twenty years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family. Valjean breaks parole and is hunted relentlessly for decades by a policeman, Inspector Javert. As Valjean assumes an new identity and pledges a life of faith and charity, he promises a dying factory woman, Fantine, that he will care for her daughter after her death. This fateful decision superimposed with beginning of the French Revolution, changes his life and the lives of the people of France forever.

72 actors take the stage with 36 technical crew and 17 pit band orchestra members.

Kathy Powdrell, Director
Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Musical Director
Julio Sanchez , Conductor
Alyssa Goza and Kate Gallagher, Choreographers
Cale Borne, Set Construction
Amy Thornton, Production manager
Michael Tyer, Vocals

The Cast is lead by Seniors: Alex Rudd as Jean Valjean, Dante Marcuccio as Inspector Javert, Maddie Pertuis as Fantine, Lauren Podlewski as Madame Thenardier, Cade Tucker as Thenardier, Katie Sharp ans Cosette, Clayton Senter as Enjoiras, Nate Hejtmancik as Montparnasse, Kyle Dickens as the Sentry, Yarden Barr as Gavroche, and Ash Davis as Combeferre.Logan Newsome. Senior Pit band members are senior Amelia Anderson, Anna Lu, Gabbie Rodriguez, Marissa Halvorson, MK Donovan, Helena Haas, and Kelly Cohurst.

The FHS Directors have assembled outstanding singers and actors.

Beyond the Barricade

The famous logo was taken from an illustration in Victor Hugo’s Novel. The artwork was by Emile Bayard,.

“On my Own” evolved from a song originally called in 1980 the Poverty Song.

Macintosh as the story goes re wrote The Poverty Song and gave it to Eponine because he did not want Fantine singing two ballads back to back.

When Les Miz opened in London, Cameron Macintosh was saddened to read the London Daily Mail review that he had reduced the entire story to The Glums despite the beautiful music.

Each performance includes: 392 costumes which is over 4,000 items and many wigs.