Youth Musical Theater Company: Musical "Les Miserables" plays July 19-28 in El Cerrito
Featuring a cast of 41 young artists aged 13-24, and a full, live orchestra. 6 shows, July 19-28 (Friday, Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm) at the El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito-Near El Cerrito Plaza BART. Tickets now on sale: www.ymtcbayarea.org
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is an award-winning, epic, grand, and uplifting story about social injustice and the struggle for redemption and revolution in 19th century France. A sung-through pop opera, the show will be accompanied by a full, live orchestra. The heart of the story focuses on Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks his parole to start a new life. His impassioned struggle for freedom and redemption and the characters who support and challenge him are at the center of the drama. The show first premiered in London in 1985 and remains the world’s longest running musical.