The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents "Les Miserables" beginning next week at the Clay Center.
The performances mark the first time the rights to the famous Broadway production have been available to amateur community theater groups. There will be a live orchestra and sets and costumes are from a major touring company.
Primary cast members include Ryan Hardiman as Jean Valjean, Chris Terpening as Inspector Javert, Emily Capece as Fantine, Beth Winkler Bowden as Eponine, Brynna Horswell as Cosette, Evan Sullivan as Marius Pontmercy, Jonathon Tucker as Enjolras, Alan Pennington as Thenardier, Laurie Pennington as Madame Thenardier, Ted Rose as Bishop of Digne/Grantaire, Jamison Miller as The Foreman/Courfeyrac, Kris Corbett as Feuilly, Ethan Lyvers as Combeferre, Jean Prouvaire as Cameron Vance, Austin Thomas as Joly, Stephen Hayward as Lesgles, Rick Fleenor as Bamatabois/Babet, Mark Felton as Montparnasse, Tim Whitener as Fauchelevent/Brujon, Bob McCarty as Claquesous, Will Manahan as Gavroche, Andrea Parkins as Factory Girl, Bria White as young Cosette and Grace Javins as young Eponine.
"Les Miserables" tells the story of Jean Valejean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child.
Performances are Nov. 1,2, 8 and 9 will be at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.