By Kathy L. Collins
Plant City Entertainment has been granted the extraordinary right to perform the Broadway hit “Les Miserables.” There will be nine performances beginning on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. and running through Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. There will be one matinee on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at Plant City Entertainment’s theatre located at 101 N. Thomas St. in Plant City.
“Les Miserables” is a musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo. “Les Miserables” is set in early 19th century France. It is the story of Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after he is inspired by a kindly bishop. Valjean is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a whole cast of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.
The music in this fabulous musical is by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics are by Alain Boubill and Hert Kretzmer.
The show will be directed by seasoned Plant City Entertainment director/performer, Domin Pazo who said, “We are only the second group in all of Florida, and the first in Central Florida to be granted the right to perform this spectacular musical production. It has been a huge undertaking, but the passion that the actors have for the arts will shine through in the performances.”
Tickets for the production are $10 for members; $12 for seniors, non-members and students through 12th grade; and $14 for General Admission. Tickets are available at the door prior to each performance.
For more information, please visit www.pce-inc.com or call 677-8045.