The Canandaigua Academy Players, 2002 winners of the Stars of Tomorrow Best Musical in the large school category, present the school version of Les Miserables. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, March 7 and 14 and Saturdays, March 8 and 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Canandaigua Academy Auditorium, 435 East Street, Canandaigua.
Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean and his struggle for liberty and peace. Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, disillusioned by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him, giving him two precious candlesticks as well. Valjean decides to start his life anew.
Tickets are $7 in advance and are available at all seven Ontario County locations of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company, Flowers by Stella, Mobile Music, Olde Country Picture Framers, Renaissance, the Box Office and from all cast members. Tickets are $8 the day of the performance. Audiences are advised the musical contains adult language and situations.
For more information, contact the Box Office at 585-396-3974 or Director Scott Schauman at 398-3667 (home).