Les Miserables performed June 15-26, 2012 at Early Light Academy.
What people said:
I didn’t expect it to be THAT good!
I understood Les Mis better than I ever have before.
I was blown away!
Where did these kids come from?! I have never seen that many talented teenagers in the same space together.
My kids (7, 9, 11) sat mesmerized the whole show, completely engaged
Every play begins with a director’s vision; what do we want our audiences to experience when they come and see our version of Les Miserables? My vision first focused on the color red and all the intense emotions it represents: sacrifice, forgiveness, love. Then I focused on this quote from the novel by Victor Hugo:
There is a point when the infamous and the unfortunate are associated and confused in a word, a mortal word, les miserables; whose fault is it? And then, when the fall is the furthest, is that not when charity should be the greatest?
I combined red and this quote for my final vision: throughout the play you will see these moments of “les miserables” punctuated with a red cloth filled with intense emotions that will pass from one character to the next. I hope leaving our production you will be inspired in your moments of “les miserables” to show this great charity and to embrace the intense red emotions we are so blessed to feel: to sacrafice, to forgive, to love!
This is one of the most amazing directing experiences I have ever had! The cast entered auditions with a tangible energy I have never seen before. The production team, cast, crew, and orchestra met the challlenges and intensity of this beloved musical with an optomistic ambition… and I believe they will exceed any expectation you had entering this theatre. Enjoy our experience of Les Miserables… we certainly won’t forget it!
Les Miserables Preview Clip:
Feel left out? You can buy the DVD if you like! (Cast A is Michael/Cece filmed on June 25/26 evenings and Cast B is Zac/Casandra filmed on June 23 matinee.)
Les Miserables was sponsored in part by Utah Dave, South Jordan City, Zoo Arts in the Parks, and Early Light Academy:
Cast of Les Miserables School Edition:
|Army Officer||Dallin Remund|
|Beggar 1||Bryn Nielson|
|Beggar 2||Lindsay Haslam|
|Beggar 3||Stephanie Lucero|
|Beggars Chorus||Full Cast|
|Bishop of Digne||McKay Jenkins|
|Bystander 1||Seth Lawrence|
|Bystander 2||Mary Izatt|
|Chain Gang||All Men (except Laborers)|
|Constable 1||Bryson Walker|
|Constable 2||Caleb Walker|
|Convict Solos||Alex Galura, Sam Pulsipher, Zac Troff/Michael Butler, Ryan Jenson, Dallin Remund|
|Factory Girl 1||Chelsea Francis|
|Factory Girl 2||Anna Galura|
|Factory Girl 4||Cassandra Kerr|
|Factory Girl 5||Ashley Bullough|
|Factory Women||Lindsay Haslam, Lauren Heath, Annie Beckstrand, Riley Conover, Kiersha Galloway, Emma Clark, Michelle Stanley, Elena Stanley, Camille Perkins|
|Featured Women's Ensemble: "Turning" and "Drink with Me"||Bailey Means, Megan Marshall, Amanda Skousen, Naquela Barrow, Chelsea Francis, Clara Cummings, Ana Galura, Cassandra Kerr, Megan Remund, Olivia Smith, Annie Wimmer, Lily Graham, Brielle Booth|
|Gavroche's Gang||Gracie Otto, Henry Riker, Seth Lawrence, Justin Francis, Kayla Bowen, Mary Izatt, Zac Topham, Bethany Merrill, Ashley Galura, Ian Means, Shayla Wimmer, Maggie Scott|
|Inn Chorus||Full Cast|
|Jean Valjean||Logan Bingham|
|Laborers||Ian Sudbury, Dante Long, James Ford, Eli Smith, Michael Dudley|
|Little Cosette||Maggie Scott|
|Little Eponine||Gracie Otto|
|Lovely Lady 1||Ashley Bullough|
|Lovely Lady 2||Anna Galura|
|Lovely Lady 3||Niquela Barrow|
|Madame Thenardier||Cece Otto/Cassandra Kerr|
|Major Dommo||Ian Sudbury|
|Mistaken Jean Valjean||Sam Pulsipher|
|Mistaken Jean Valjean's Daughters||Ashtyn Smith, Bethany Merrill|
|Mistaken Jean Valjean's Wife||Kaylie Russell|
|Old Woman||Olivia Smith|
|Onlooker 1||Zac Troff/Michael Butler|
|Onlooker 2||Michael Dudley|
|Onlooker 3||Isaac Smith|
|Onlooker 4||Ryan Jenson|
|Sailor 1||McKay Jenkins|
|Sailor 2||Zac Troff/Michael Butler|
|Sailor 3||Jake Wimmer|
|Sentry 1||Austin Ramsey|
|Sentry 2||Caden Lindquist|
|Students||All men including Michael Butler/Zac Troff (except Gavroche and Gang)|
|The Poor Chorus||All Cast (except Gavroche and Gang)|
|Thenardier||Zac Troff/Michael Butler|
|Worker 1||Lauren Heath|
|Worker 2||Anna Bodily|
|End of the Day, Inkeeper Song, Look Down, One Day More, Finale Ensemble||ALL plus Kowhai Anderson, Camille Beck, Gabrielle Binns, Whitney Brown, Emily Bullough, Ellie Cambell, Aspen Clark, Faith Cook, Emily Craghead, Lauren Houston, Rachel Jolley, Katelyn Merrill, Samantha Pinnock, Andrea Rivera, Emily Schaefer, Katie Telford, Ashlyn VerHoef|