EXPERIENCE THE PASSION OF
THE WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON
Undisputedly one of the greatest musical of all time, this inspiring production is onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for four weeks only
February 24, 2015 (Jupiter) – Experience the passion of Les Misérables.
For four weeks only (March 10 – April 5), the epic Broadway blockbuster will transform the stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre into 19th century France. Survival of the human spirit prevails in this larger-than-life tale of compassion and destruction. Seen by over 70 million people in more than 42 countries, Les Misérables has received over 76 awards internationally, including eight Tony Awards® and five Drama Desk awards.
Based on the beloved novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is set against the backdrop of a France still roiling from the effects of the French Revolution, where escaped convict Jean Valjean spends decades on the run from relentless policeman Javert. This smash hit musical features unforgettable songs, including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “One Day More” and “On My Own.”
This thrilling musical has been translated into 21 languages since opening on London’s West End in 1985, where it remains onstage to this day. Currently on Broadway in New York City, theatergoers in five other countries (England, Australia, Japan, Korea, Spain) currently have the opportunity to experience this sweeping story of revolution and redemption.
“Les Misérables isundisputedly one of greatest musicals of all time, and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production is not to be missed,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “This is your chance to see this large-scale worldwide phenomenon up close and personal in our 617-seat theatre. This stunning professional production will remind you of the simplest of truths: the redemptive power of unconditional, selfless love.”
Directed and choreographed by Carbonell Award winner Mark Martino (The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Crazy for You), the musical will feature a cast of acclaimed actors, including Aloysius Gigl as Javert (recently seen in the title role of Sweeney Todd at Portland Center Stage); Gregg Goodbrod as Jean Valjean (whose Broadway and tour credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5); Margaret Kelly as Fantine (recently seen in the off-Broadway production Hereafter Musical) and Siri Howard as Cosette (seen on PBS in Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel at Lincoln Center and on Broadway in Les Misérables and The Sound of Music).
“Les Misérables offers a churning and compelling story about the struggle between opposites and contradictions: mercy and justice, compassion and duty, trust and betrayal, love and loss, dreams and reality, vengeance and compassion,” Martino said. “This epic musical has a wonderful story, unforgettable characters and a soaring score that compels us to feel in our bones the fervor of rebellion, the sweetness of love, the sorrow of loss and the final joy and peace of salvation.”
The cast of 26 also features Joshua Charles Skurnik as Marius (Perchik in the Theatre’s recent production of Fiddler on the Roof); Richard Vida as Thenardier (who performed in the original Broadway production and US Tour of Les Misérables) and Margot Moreland as Mme. Thenardier (a four time Carbonell Award winner for her performances in Ruthless! Heartbeats, Tomfoolery and Annie). The cast will be backed by a 13-piece orchestra.
The production will showcase the artistry of other designers known for their recent work at the Theatre, including associate director and choreographer Elise Kinnon (recently seen in the Theatre’s productions of Annie and Crazy For You, and who is also serving as dance captain, fight captain and a member of the ensemble); music director and four time Carbonell Award winner Eric Alsford (The Wiz); set designer and Carbonell nominee Paul Tate DePoo III (The Wiz); lighting designer and Carbonell nominee Paul Black (A Chorus Line); costume designer and Carbonell nominee Gail Baldoni (Fiddler on the Roof) and Carbonell winner and resident sound designer Marty Mets.
Sponsored by Roe Green and The Roe Green Foundation and John Osher and Barbara Congemi, Les Misérables is adapted from Les Misérables by Victor Hugo by adapters John Caird and Trevor Nunn, with book by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. The musical features lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg.
Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $54. For tickets and additional information, call (561) 575-2223. For more information on bringing your group to the Theatre, contact group concierge Shannon Murphy at (561) 972-6117.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws nearly 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,626 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
Linnea Bailey (561) 972-6132