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Oct 11, 2013

Les Miserables is coming to Lubbock

“Les Miserables” is a tale that many of us have grown to know and love. Like many other captivating stories, Les Mis (Lay-miz) never goes out of style and will attract a crowd no matter where it goes. Luckily for us, Lubbock is in for a treat!

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For the first time ever, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and Lubbock Moonlight Musicals (LMM) will join forces to produce a unique performance that will incorporate a variety of local talent. The show will go on a four-performance run beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre. Get your tickets now by logging onto www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

Tracy Boyd, marketing director for the LSO is practically leaping out of the pulpit in excitement,

“Les Mis is the this generation’s most beloved musical theatre production having been seen now by more than 65 million people worldwide. One of the most exciting aspects of this collaboration is that this is a Lubbock production produced by two exceptional Lubbock arts organizations, featuring Lubbock talent.“

Did you catch the emphasis on local talent? Personally, I hope this collaboration between the LSO and LMM will stir up enough attention to give those involved a reason to collaborate more often. As opposed to bringing in a touring company to stage the production, I imagine a local crew will give nothing less than 110 percent of their effort during the run of the show in November.

We caught up with a couple of cast members as they prepared for the show. Daniel Hogan is excited about the show and is continuing to develop his character, Marius.

“He’s so willing to give of himself completely to Cosette. He is exceedingly brave in the way that he’s willing to lay down his life for the situation, whether it’s love or the revolution. He grabs on to hope, it takes a lot of bravery & courage. It’s strong.”

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Cosette and Marius rehearse one of their scenes, as Eponine looks on in the distance.

 

This is what excites me most. That and the slim chance that one night I’ll be watching Jean Valjean on stage and the next day I may be standing in line with him at the local supermarket. How cool would that be? But I digress…

Les Mis will continue to be produced all over the world, but this is your chance to witness a show that will highlight Lubbock’s theatrical and musical talent. Au revoir!