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Les Misérables

Summer 2015

Les Misérables

Join the Revolution

PSF presents a new production of
BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’S
LES MISÉRABLES

Directed by Dennis Razze

JUNE 10 – JUNE 28 | MAIN STAGE

Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International [MTI] by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.

Now on Broadway and seen on stage by more than 60 million people worldwide, this epic musical has been a global sensation for a generation. Experience this powerfully inspiring musical on the PSF Main Stage in a groundbreaking production directed by Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze, whose creative leadership of PSF’s recent musicals Fiddler on the RoofOklahoma, and Sweeney Todd received rave reviews and enchanted audiences.

Join the revolution against a torrent of injustice and despair as Les Misérables shines the light of love and redemption on all it touches. This soaring and unforgettable musical will capture your heart and will be the theatrical experience of a lifetime.

PSF expects all 22 performances to sell out and cannot extend the run.
Don’t miss it! PG10

Extras

  • Opening night, Friday, June 12. Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show Thursday, June 18 and 25.
  • Dinner with Dennis and Deb: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights Sunday, June 14 and Saturday, June 20, 5:30pm.

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WHYY/Newsworks.org/Howard Shapiro

“The stupendous version of Les Misérables … certifies the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival as one of the region’s major producers of musicals.”

“The festival’s show is powerful, and striking on Steve TenEyck’s impressive set pieces and in Lisa Zinni’s richly designed costumes. It’s so crisp in its sound design by Matthew Given and Ian P. Carr, you feel you could be up on stage a foot from the singers. And it’s interpreted with passion, by a collection of performers with perfect voices for their roles and a 15-piece orchestra led by Nathan Diehl.”

“…Staged with vision by the festival’s associate artistic director, Dennis Razze.”

“[Mike] Eldred [as Valjean] is passionate and nuanced, and delivers a gorgeous “Bring Him Home.”

“Javert, the heavy, is an intense Jeremiah James, who plays the role with a rich baritone, tall stature and tremendous force.”

Lehigh Valley Press/Paul Willistein

“[Dennis] Razze’s direction of PSF’s Les Misérables displays a musical theater master at the top of his form. It’s a masterpiece.

“Scenes flow seamlessly. The production is propulsive, relentless and moves briskly.”

“‘I Dreamed A Dream,’ becomes a showcase for Kate Fahrner, who sings with extraordinary sensitivity.”

“The spotlight number (‘A Heart Full of Love’) for Brad Greer (Marius) and Delaney Westfall (Cosette) provides outstanding solo and duet work.”

“Rachel Potter (Éponine) steals the show with her heartbreaking interpretation of ‘On My Own.’”

The Morning Call/Kathy Lauer-Williams

Les Miserables is, without a doubt, the most ambitious and impressive musical Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has ever staged. The music is amazing, the acting satisfying and the staging seamless and cohesive.”

“The show is packed with top-notch performances by Broadway and recording artists who play the leads, as well as talented DeSales students and graduates who fill out the ensemble.”

“Mike Eldred is flawless as Jean Valjean.”

“Besides being a fabulous vocalist, [Jeremiah] James fully embodies the increasingly conflicted [Javert] and, by the end, his depiction of the tortured and broken character is the best I’ve seen.”

“Designer Steve TenEyck’s set evokes the disheveled and claustrophobic world of 19th century Paris, during the time of a student uprising against the government…. There are a lot of moving parts, and huge walls and two story sets are moved around the stage almost like a choreographed dance.”

“Jon Berry, who has a powerful voice, is outstanding as student leader Enjolras.”

Features & Press Releases

Most Broadway Credits Ever in PSF Production of Les Misérables; Mike Eldred to Play Iconic Role of Jean Valjean


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Contact: Lisa Higgins, 610.282.WILL [9455] March 31, 2015                                                     Lisa.Higgins@pashakespeare.org Center Valley, PA – The all new Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of the iconic musical Les Misérables features a cast of 37 that collectively represent the most Broadway credits, most recording artists, and most national tours of any cast ever on stage in PSF’s 24-season […]

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A Celebration of Heroes and Humanity: Les Misérables


By Dennis Razze Associate Artistic Director When Les Misérables produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company premiered in London at the Barbican theatre in 1985, the reviews that came the following morning were mostly negative. Cameron McIntosh, the producer, and Trevor Nunn, the director, were considering plans to close the show. But a call to the box office […]

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By Dane McMichael Passion. Love. Revolution. These are all words we associate with the global phenomenon that is the musical masterpiece Les Misérables. Since its birth in England at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985, Les Miz has captivated audiences in 22 different languages, 42 countries and 319 cities. The cathartic music, captivating spectacle and soul-searching story remains […]

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Artists

CAST

Jean Valjean:
Mike Eldred*

Javert:
Jeremiah James*

Fantine:
Kate Fahrner*

Thenardier:
Tim Gulan*

Madame Thenardier:
Eliza Gilbert*

Eponine, Grown up:
Rachel Potter*

Cosette, Grown up:
Delaney Westfall*

Enjolras:
Jon Berry*

Marius:
Brad Greer*

Little Cosette, Fantine’s daughter:
Sarah Malek

Little Cosette, Fantine’s daughter:
Molly McGorry

Gavroche, an urchin:
Robert Pierno

Gavroche, an urchin:
Marco Porras

Young Eponine, the Thenardier’s daughter:
Sophia Henkel

Young Eponine, the Thenardier’s daughter:
Jordan King

The Bishop of Digne/Grantaire:
Christopher DeProphetis*

Feuilly/Champmathieu:
Matthew Charles Thompson*

Courfeyrac/Constable/Babet:
Elliot Lane*

Lesgles/Bamatabois/Loud Hailer:
Trevor James

Joly:
Brent Schlosshauer

Jean Prouvaire/Pimp/Laborer/Montparnasse:
Spencer Glass

Combeferre/The Foreman:
Zachary Speigel

Brujon/Constable/Innkeeper:
Christopher Tefft

Constable:
Brendan Doyle

Claquesous/Farmer/Fauchelevant:
James Bo Sayre

Ensemble:
Louis Jannuzzi III

Ensemble:
Andrew Skitko

Factory Girl:
Beth Egan

Old Beggar Woman:
Grace Anne Field*

Wigmaker:
Catherine Nadeau

Ensemble:
Christine Baglivio

Ensemble:
Valerie Berger

Ensemble:
Phoenix Best

Ensemble:
Ally Borgstrom

Ensemble:
Kate Fahrner*

Ensemble:
Amy Johnson

Ensemble:
Tori Lewis

Ensemble:
Alexandra Seman

Dance Captain:
Christine Baglivio

Fight Captain:
Tim Gulan*

ARTISTIC TEAM

Playwrights:
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg

Director:
Dennis Razze

Choreographer:
Stephen Casey

Music Director:
J. Bennett Durham

Conductor:
Nate Diehl

Scenic Designer:
Steve TenEyck

Lighting Designer:
Eric T. Haugen

Costume Designer:
Lisa Zinni

Sound Designer:
Matthew Given

Sound Designer:
Ian P. Carr

Wig & Makeup Designer:
Martha R. Ruskai

Props Designer:
Samina Vieth

Dialect Coach:
Jane Ridley

Fight Director:
Rick Sordelet

Production Stage Manager:
Melissa Chacón*

Assistant Stage Manager:
Carolyn Reich*

New York Casting by:
Larua Stanczyk Casting, CSA

Novelist:
Victor Hugo

Producing Artistic Director:
Patrick Mulcahy

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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