The Marionettes premieres Les Misérables
It’s been a hectic few months with rehearsals well under way as the Marionettes Chorale gets ready to stage the Caribbean premiere of Les Misérables.
Based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel and adapted by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the production debuts at Queen’s Hall on July 13 and runs from July 17 to 20, 2014.
At concerts in former years, the award winning choir has presented excerpts of Les Misérables, well-known for its enduring message of love and the resilience of the human spirit. This year, in continued celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Marionettes has opted to stage a full, Broadway style production.
Set in 19th century France, Les Mis tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean who is pursued for several years by the unrelenting police inspector, Javert. The drama heightens through numerous struggles and interactions with other characters, culminating in Valjean’s eventual experience of redemption.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), the production features a lead and supporting cast and chorus comprising some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most talented singers and musicians.
Among the principals of the cast set to interpret the intricate nuances of the Boublil and Schönberg score are: Marlon De Bique and Nigel Floyd (Valjean); Marvin Smith (Javert); Raguel Gabriel (Marius); David Stephens (Thénardier); Danielle Williams (Cosette); Errol James (Enjolras); Aurora Tardieu (Eponine), Candice Alcantara (Fantine) and Caroline Taylor (Mme Thénardier). Interestingly, Taylor also doubles as dramatic director of Les Mis.
With an experienced production team led by artistic director and conductor, Gretta Taylor – ably assisted by Roger Henry – the Marionettes Chorale warmly invites members of the public to Les Misérables in July.
Les Misérables will be performed at Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s on July 13 and July 17 – 20. Show time: 7.30 pm on weekdays and Saturday; 6.00 pm on Sunday 13th and 5.00 pm on Sunday 20th.
Ticket information for Les Mis:
Tickets are $200 (open) and $250 (reserved), with special discounts available for the performance on Thursday 17th.
Sunday 13th, 6.00pm
Thursday 17th, 7.30pm (special discounts available)
Friday 18th, 7.30pm
Saturday 19th, 7.30pm
Sunday 20th, 5.00pm