New Trier's Choir-Opera students will star in the school's production of "Les Miserables" beginning this evening.
The production will take place at 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gaffney Auditorium on the Winnetka Campus. A Sunday matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, or people can purchase them online at https://tix2.seatyourself.biz/webstore/webstore.html?domain=newtrier&event.
This epic musical, based on the Victor Hugo novel, recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father -- violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean's adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.
The cast includes:
Thursday/Saturday: Brad Wyant (Jean Valjean), Tyler Higgins (Javert), Hadley Kennary (Fantine), Lauren Gottshall (Young Cosette), Madie Oldfield (Mme. Thenardier), Alex Shenkman (Thenardier), Michael Liebenson (Enjolras), Quintin McGreevey (Marius), Ben Parkhill (Gavroche), Youjin Kim (Eponine), Alex Rust (Cosette).
Friday/Sunday: Nik Saboo (Jean Valjean), Ryan Lucas (Javert), Kati Schwaber (Fantine), Sage Harper (Young Cosette), Caroline Gladman (Mme. Thenardier), Joey De Felice (Thenardier), Timothy Mlynarski (Enjolras), Charlie Oh (Marius), Liam Oh (Gavroche), Claire Mesrobian (Eponine), Georgina Menegas (Cosette).
Thursday/Saturday Female Ensemble: Megan Alston, Audrey Binder, Emma Bressler, Jessie Durning, Sami Goldstein, Brittany Harkins, Erika Keller, Sophie LaCava, Elizabeth Lawson, Rae Lindenberg, Jenn Maley, Anna McCarthy, Catherine McKenna, Madelyn Miller, Ellen Naughton, Caroline Reedy, Claire Revord, Gabby Rodriguez, Brooke Rutstein, Chloe Schofield, Sarah Schuette, Margot Steinhaus, Leena Villonen, and Hannah Weissler.
Thursday/Saturday Male Ensemble: Matt Bevenour, Zontae Brady,Joey De Felice, Rory Gilchrist, Thomas Hayes, David Jaggard, Kyle Kahnweiler, Ben Kim, Michael LeFevre, Kunaal Mehra, Timothy Mlynarski, Charlie Oh, Aaron Oraham, Alex Philoon, Lucas Rapisarda, and Jon Wren.
Thursday/Saturday Children's Ensemble: Clayton Durning, Ava Kalman, Adhishree Kathikar, Stephanie Reedy, Isabelle Roberts, and Nikki Rust.
Friday/Sunday Female Ensemble: Gabby Albano, Annie Barrett, Maddy Campbell, Lucy Clabby, Mallory Corrus, Emily Hicks, Hayley Himmelman, Catherine Jameson, Elle Javore, Meredith Johnson, Jai Katlin, Katie Kromelow, Maxine Lapin, Sarah Leuchtner, Alex Miner, Katie O'Brien, Kristen Olsen, Lindsey Olson, Jenna Pomykalski, Meredith Shaw, Lena Shin, Caroline Wegener, Jill Wiedrich, and Kristen Yang.
Friday/Sunday Male Ensemble: Matt Bevenour, Zontae Brady,Rory Gilchrist,Thomas Hayes,David Jaggard, Kyle Kahnweiler, Ben Kim, Michael LeFevre, Michael Liebenson, Quintin McGreevey, Kunaal Mehra, Aaron Oraham, Alex Philoon, Lucas Rapisarda, Alex Shenkman, and Jon Wren.
Friday/Sunday Children's Ensemble: Jolie Armstrong, Ana De Felice, Catherine Dohrer, Orin Gilchrist, Margaux Lovely, and Mackenzie Wilkin.
New Trier High School students will once again be partnering with Zengeler Cleaners to collect gently used prom-appropriate dresses, shoes, jewelry, and accessories for the Glass Slipper Project, a Chicago-based charity that gives away prom dresses for free to girls who otherwise could not afford to attend their proms. Dresses will be collected through March 20 through girls' adviser rooms and clubs.