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Orion Theatre Company presents A new production of

Boublil and Schönberg’s

Les Misérables A musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Based on a novel by VICTOR HUGO Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Lyrics by HERBERT KRETZMER Original French Text by ALAIN BOUBLIL and JEAN-MARC NATEL Additional material by JAMES FENTON Adapted and originally directed by TREVOR NUNN and JOHN CAIRD Orchestrations by JOHN CAMERON

Original London Production by CAMERON MACKINTOSH and THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International [MTI] www.mtishows.com by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD. Les Misérables Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com


Director’s Message  

“I dreamed a dream…”  I clearly remember the moment two years ago when I first learned that the  rights to Les Misérables had been released for amateur theatre groups, after  waiting for 27 years from its opening for this incredible opportunity.   I was  immediately transported back to grade nine, when I was first introduced to  this powerful and life‐changing show by my high school music teacher (who  had us fourteen year olds belting perfect harmonies to “Lovely Ladies” during  class – those were the days!) and then was given the opportunity to see it live  on stage in Toronto back during its Canadian premiere in 1989.  And then on  Broadway.  And then in London.  And then nine more times over the ensuing  years.  I was hooked.  After sending in Orion’s application for the royalties the  same day, and being approved for our 2014 production, it felt like coming  home.  The characters and music are as familiar to me as breath going in and  out – and what was so fantastic was discovering through the audition and  rehearsal process that I was not alone.  What is it about this show that is so  compelling?     Perhaps it is the apt way in which the characters demonstrate the realities,  both beautiful and devastating, of the human condition.  We can understand,  and empathize so well, with each of the characters ‐ there are no true heroes  nor true villains here – only flawed human beings attempting to find their way  in a brutal world.  Each holds to their own staunch principle (for Javert it is the  authority of “the law,” for Fantine it is love, for Valjean it is justice), which they  believe to their very core to be their own truth, and we admire them for their  bravery in defending this belief, often to the death.  This conviction is  prevalent in everyone we meet onstage, and though we individually may not  hold their belief as our own, we can understand, and champion the character’s  need to defend it.  One of the biggest challenges of the production, with the recent release of  the blockbuster Academy award winning film, and the long and prominent  history of the show on stage has been combining the familiar and time‐ honoured traditions of the show with our own unique interpretation.   Presenting the show on a thrust stage in the intimate and historical Code’s Mill  has been an exciting venture, and emulating the “cast of thousands” out of 22  actors a challenge worth taking on.  Having the opportunity to direct such a  talented and passionate group of actors, musicians and technical experts in  one of the most powerful shows of all time has, quite literally, been a dream  come true.  I hope you are as excited and moved by this incredible show as I  have been.                      ~ Heidi 


Songs    ACT I      1815, Digne    Prologue.............................................................................. The Company  Soliloquy.........................................................................................Valjean    1823, Montreuil‐sur‐mer    At the End of the Day........................................Beggars, Factory Workers    I Dreamed a Dream........................................................................Fantine  The Docks/Lovely Ladies......................................................Ladies, Clients    Cart Crash/Who Am I? .......................................................Javert, Valjean    Fantine’s Death ....................................................Fantine, Valjean, Javert  1823, Montermeil    Castle on a Cloud ............................................................... Young Cosette    Master of the House ....................... M. & Mme. Thernardier, Customers  The Bargain ............................................ M. & Mme. Thenardier, Valjean    1832, Paris    The Beggars ................................................................ Gavroche, Beggars    The Robbery ………………………………………………………..………………… Company  Stars..................................................................................................Javert  The ABC Café/The People’s Song.................... Enjolras, Marius, Students    Rue Plumet……………………..…………………Cosette, Valjean, Marius, Eponine  A Heart Full of Love............................................Cosette, Marius, Eponine    One Day More......................................................................The Company     

ACT II  1832, Paris continued    Building the Barricade/On My Own................Students, Eponine, Valjean  Javert at the Barricade/…………………………………………….....Javert, Students  A Little Drop of Rain …………………………………………………….Eponine, Marius    The First Attack ................................................. Students, Valjean, Javert  The Night/ Drink with Me………………………………………………………. Students  Bring Him Home............................................................................Valjean    The Sewers ............................................................................. Thenardier  Javert’s Suicide.................................................................................Javert  The Café Song.................................................................................Marius    Marius & Cosette ……..………….…………………………Marius, Cosette, Valjean  The Wedding .............. Wedding Guests, M. & Mme. Thenardier, Marius    Epilogue............................................................................... The Company   


Congratualtions to all the performers!


Cast    Lauren Bailey………………….Fantine  Kyle Booth……………….……..Enjolras  Keegan Carr……………….……Eponine  Peter Dixon………………….….Jean Valjean  Lawrence Evenchick………...Thenardier  Andrew Galligan……………….Marius  Emma Hans…………………...….Cosette  Murray Hodgins………………..Bishop  Zophia Lentz……………………...Young Cosette  John Marshall…………………….Javert  Cameron McTavish……..……..Prouvaire  Michael McSheffrey……..…….Grantaire  Madison Miernik………….……..Gavroche  Javier Mullally……………………..Lesgles  Erynn Paton………………….……..Feuilly  Janice Reid……………………………Swing  Barbara Seabright‐Moore……..Mme. Thenardier  Andy Simpson ………………………Swing  Scott Somerville……………..…….Swing  Justine Sousa………………………..Joly  Jenn Vorano…………………………Courfeyrac   Garry Welsh…………………………Swing   


Production Personnel  Artistc Director ........................................... Heidi Stepanek    Musical Director .......................................... Heidi Stepanek    Producton Designer .................................... Peter Dixon    Assistant Director ........................................ Peter Dixon    Stage Managers ........................................... Sue Bamber, Meaghan Brackenbury    Stage Crew ................................................... Jacquie Schmid, Carey Brackenbury      Set Constructon ........................................... Peter Dixon    Constructon Crew ........................................ Alfred Von Mirbach, Jacquie Schmid    Wigs & Make‐up .......................................... Kerry Gervais    Costume Mistress ........................................ CaitlinDoyle    Costume Crew ............................................. Marie White, Marie Amyot, Jacquie Schmid,  Janina & Mallory Minnema    Properties Manager ..................................... Madge Jeffery    Properties Crew ........................................... Steve Bright, Terri Henderson, Sarah Hood    Lighting, Sound & Audio‐Visual ................... Heidi Stepanek, Andrew Galligan    Follow‐spot .................................................. Keith Pollard    Front of House Managers ............................ Leslie Lentz, Jennifer Havekes   

    

Orchestra   

Conductor ..................................................... Peter Woodwark    Keyboards ..................................................... Greg Akeson, Christan Allen, Aidan Shenkman    Bass ............................................................... Jim Bailey    Cello .............................................................. RickTersteeg  Trumpets........................................................ MarkBailey, Jim Waters    Trombone ...................................................... Steve Guerin    Horn ...............................................................Don MacKay    Percussion ......................................................Terry Kirkpatrick, Alex Guerin  Reeds.............................................................. Barb Martin, Joe Martin, Sharon Holmes   


ORION THEATRE COMPANY – 12 YEARS OF EXCITING THEATRE! Orion Theatre Company was formed in 2002 by collaborators Peter Dixon and Heidi Stepanek in order to provide a professional atmosphere for amateur actors, musicians, and stage technicians who love musical theatre. After the success of Orion’s first thirteen shows, Orion is pleased to bring Les Misérables to Perth as our fourteenth exciting production. Orion History: Rocky Horror Show (2003) The Fantasticks (2003) Cabaret (2004) Guys and Dolls (2006) Evita (2007) Cats (2008) Godspell (2008) The Producers (2009) Grease (2009) Into The Woods (2010) Rent (2010) The FullMonty (2011) La Cage aux Folles (2012)

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Special “Thanks!” Mark’s Cobbler Shop, for the loan of “shoe-making equipment” Saltos Athletics, for gymnastics mat (don’t ask) Orpheus Musical Theatre Society alumni for their support, assistance & dedication Perth Home Hardware Building Centre Lake 88 Radio Station Alfred, for being Alfred

Upcoming Events The Academy for Musical Theatre (formerly Perth Academy of Musical Theatre) March Break Workshop: “The Best of Broadway” at The Full Circle Theatre Spring Workshop: “Disney’s Peter Pan School Tour” at St. Paul’s Church & local schools Annual Stratford Festival Tour Visit www.perthacademy.ca for more information.


Join us for our 2014 Spring season! The “Best of Broadway” March Break Workshop: Mon to Fri, March 10-14 from 9:00 am—3:00 pm Final Performance: Fri, Mar 14, 7pm at Full Circle Theatre in Perth

Disney’s Peter Pan Spring School Tour Workshop: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, March 17 -May 7, 2014 at St. Paul’s Church, 25 Gore St. W., Perth Performances: Mon. May 5, Tues. May 6 , and Wed. May 7 at local schools, and Fri. May 9 at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s church in Perth

Our 2014 Annual Stratford Tour Wednesday, June 4 through Friday, June 6.

See you soon! Musically yours,

Join us for the adventure of a lifeme, and see five great shows!

For more details visit our website at

www.perthacademy.ca

Heidi

While there you can also find out more about our plans for an Oawa branch opening at the Gladstone Theatre, summer 2014! Call us at

613-706-2287

“Because everyone deserves a little time in the spotlight...”


Les Misérables programme