Niles West Theatre and the Niles West Fine Arts Department present “LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION,” performed entirely by students on April 26 through 28 in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium, 5701 West Oakton, Skokie. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and children age 12 and under. Buy tickets online at www.nileswesttheatre.com and reserve your seats. Niles West Theatre is giving back to two charities during this production. For each ticket sold, $1 will go to A Better Life For Kids and $1 will go to Mudlark Theatre. There is a free community performance at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26.
“LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION,” a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, will be performed entirely by students. School Edition is specially adapted and licensed by Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh.
Synopsis of “LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION”: In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising in 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, “LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION” packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
Cast list: Brylle Abad, Sophia Abdella, Alexis Aponte, Shannon Berg, Sophia Cinquemani, Sara Collins, Sean Collins, Juan Crespo, Mohammed Dasser, Vasi Garbis, Violet Gilbert, Milton Guendica, Henry Gussis, Lily Gussis, Charlotte Howard-Check, Amber Ilisie, Tatiana Jimenez, Isaiah Lopez, Leah Nano, Lynn Nguyen, Kenan Ozer, Tricia Pabst, Riley Pranian, Kylie Ramirez, Nathan Ramos, Aaron Razack, Anthony Saldana, Parth Shah, Uros Tubic, Lorelei Wernecke, and Sarah Zasso.
Crew Heads: Stage Manager: Caroline Ryan; Assistant Director: Noah Nogueras; Assistant Stage Manager: Vanesa Radenkovic; Assistant Stage Manager: Safiyah Rizvi; Assistant Technical Director: Rita Ismayl; Costume Head: Althea Bibat; Prop Head: Selena Cruz; Head Carpenter: Sophia Izquierdo; Head Carpenter: Hailey Shah; Master Electrician: Jane Bochnia; Paint Lead: Maya Patterson; Sound Lead: Jordyn Berkowitz; and Sound Lead: Jacob Olechno.
Scenic Crew: Sarita Akwa-Philbin, Marnie Coresh, Maja Mitrovic, Logan Schoenbauer, Emily Sproat, and Christopher Witt.
Costume/Prop Crew: Fatima Al-Obaidi, Beryl Belmonte, Kathy Lopez, Ella Rousseau, Henry Rousseau and Anton Tomacic.
Lighting Crew: Melanie Kerz, Liza Kolesnik and Ella Ilg.
Sound Crew: Bryan Abad and Maddie Foler.
Production Team: Director: Andy Sinclair; Vocal Director: Matthew Hunter; Orchestra Director: Justin Johnson; Choreography: Kerry Dubay; Assistant Director: Sam Rosenfeld; Music Assistant: DaJuan Brooks; Technical Director/Set Designer: Mackay Dufour; Costume Designer: Leah Hummel; Prop Designer: Kimberly Morris; Lighting Designer: Charlotte Rathke; Sound Designer: L.J. Luthringer; Production Manager: Hannah Yeager; Poster Design: Deanna Sortino; and Box Office Management: Jackie Garvey.