Arts & Theatre – January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Regional Youth Actors Perform in "Les Mis"
A talented group of regional youth, directed by Karen O'Baker Porter, will bring the musical "Les Miserables, School Edition" to Chardon for the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild's Skip Kelley Youth Production opening Jan. 25. Set in France during social revolutions, the story follows a man imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, his adopted daughter and her unfortunate mother, street urchins and noble university students.
Jacob Hamblen, a Chardon High School senior, plays Javert, the prison guard and officer who crosses paths with Jean Valjean throughout the play. "I really enjoy Javert's complex emotions and the challenge of portraying those emotions effectively for the audience. This role has always been a dream role for me." He continued, "I have a great cast to work with and, as anyone in theater knows, acting becomes much easier when you have great actors to work with". I am very pleased to be in this production and I hope it is as successful as possible."
"Les Miserables, School Edition" book by Alain Boublil, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil and based on the novel by Victor Hugo is sponsored by Lake Health.
The show runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 10. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. All tickets are $12.
The historic Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St. in Chardon. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.geaugatheater.org or call the box office at 440?286?2255.