HCT brings the revolution to Puhi

The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel is currently on stage at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse.

Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents “Les Miserables,” the award-winning musical Thursdays through Saturdays until Aug. 4.

The musical — being produced for the first time on Kauai — is led by Artistic Director Ed Eaton and Musical Director Morris Wise.

Set in 19th century France, “Les Miserables” follows the life of Jean Valjean (Sean Evans), who is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment. He is seemed to be sentenced to a life of poverty when a priest’s act of forgiveness sets him on course for a new life.

Valjean breaks his parole and starts a new life, but he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (Robert Carrasco).

During the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary, Marius (Chris Alderete) who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cossette (Dakota Barnett).

Other characters who come in and out of Valjean’s life include Fantine, the mother of Cossette (Erin Gaines), Monsieur and Madame Thenardier (Bailey Hutton and Shandra Rego), and their daughter Epinine (Alexandria Taogoshi).

Enjolras (Malachi Burrow), the leader of the student uprising, Gavroche (Jaden April) a street urchin and young Cossette (Anna Burkman) also have supporting roles.

The cast is rounded out by an outstanding ensemble, all of whom play multiple characters: Corissa Berrett, Sara Burrow, Lana Coffman, Robin Erickson, Tiffany Fagerstedt, Matt Feeser, Kilinoe Garcia, Lolli Hagen, Kahana Heen, Morgan Liddell, Rebecca Lindsey, Theresa Lindsey, Kyle McDonald, Meagan Mendoza, Sierra Mireles, Colten Moore, Billy Quebido, Tani Schmitz and Delia Valentin.

This play is rated PG-13 for language and mature subject matter. It will run for three weekends, Thursdays through Sundays, until Aug. 4. Performances will be 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

Space at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse is limited, so reserve your tickets early online at www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.com or call 246-8985 for more information.

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