Before it hit the screen, it hit the stage, and now Les Misérables is coming to Southeast Texas. Orange Community Players presents the musical for eight performances: May 1-3, 8-10 at 7:37 p.m. and matinees on Sunday, May 4, and Sunday, May 11, at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Reservations are required; call (409) 882-9137 or go online at orangecommunityplayers.org for details.
Based on the 19th-century French novel by Victor Hugo, “the world’s longest-running musical” follows the ex-convict Jean Valjean in his journey to redemption. As the first community theatre performance in Southeast Texas of the full score, this production of the 1987 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features an elaborate plot and beautiful music sure to delight audience members, whether they are seeing it for their first or 40th time.
OCP’s production of Les Misérables will feature some familiar faces from the OCP stage, as well as Mid-County residents and some even as far as Lake Charles, Louisiana. Les Misérables also has three Orange County children in the roles of Young Eponine, Gavroche and Little Cosette.
The OCP interpretation will be directed by Doug Rogers with a cast of Shane Taylor as Jean Valjean, Justin Sanders as Javert, Nolan Thornal as Marius, Joey Nortman as Thenardier, Hillary Gray as Fantine, Abby Noah as Cosette, Bethany Vermillion as Eponine, and Anne Regan Lilyquist as Madame Thenardier.
The OCP Theatre is at 708 West Division in Orange.