December 11, 2012

Tickets on Sale Now

WNMTC to Perform “Les Misérables”

One of Broadway’s biggest and boldest hits is coming to Carson City. Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company will perform "Les Misérables” in the Carson City Community Center weekends, November 9-24, 2013. Tickets are available online here or by calling 775-445-4249.

Les Mis is the longest running musical in the world. The play won eight Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Musical Score, and has wowed more than 60 million theatre-goers in 42 countries. After touring nationally for more than 25 years, the production is now being made available to theatre companies.

WNMTC director/producer Stephanie Arrigotti has waited more than 20 years to produce the show.

“I’ve been calling the company for the rights to ‘Les Mis’ for so many years that they almost instinctively would say, ‘No, Stephanie, not yet’ when they answered the phone,” Arrigotti said.

Audiences will be swept away by this epic tale of passion and destruction set in 19th century France. Based on the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo, Les Mis tells the haunting, yet inspiring story of Jean Valjean, a burly thief turned saint who changes his life with the help of a kind bishop. But despite his change of heart, he still must live life on the run as his parole agent relentlessly pursues him. That pursuit unwittingly leads him to a life of redemption and good will when he agrees to adopt the child of a friend, a fateful decision that changes his life forever.

Equally spellbinding is the production’s musical score. French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg composed the celebrated score, which will be performed by a large, full-scale orchestra.

“It’s so rare to find a musical of such extraordinary depth and substance,” said Arrigotti. “The orchestration is breathtaking.” Some of the most memorable songs from the musical include “On My Own,” “One Day More” and “I Dreamed a Dream.”

The excitement in the theatre company is palpable, Arrigotti said. “It’s so thick, everyone is feverishly planning group trips to see the new movie, to see the national tour,” said Arrigotti, and now, to be a part the WNTMC production in November.

“Some are using the upcoming spring semester to enroll in extra classes to train for auditions.” Auditions will take place in August.

Les Misérables opens on Saturday, Nov. 9, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through November 23, and weekend matinees November 10, 17, 23, 24 at 2 pm.

Tickets are on sale now at 775-445-4249 or purchase online here.

Les Miserables replaces Fiddler on the Roof, which was scheduled for November 2013. Tickets to Fiddler on the Roof will automatically be exchanged for tickets to Les Mis. Fiddler on the Roof ticket holders who do not wish to see Les Mis may call and get a refund. Season tickets are also available, which include both Le Mis and Oliver!, which plays weekends, May 10-19.

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is a regional theatre company that operates in Carson City, Nevada, through the performing arts program of Western Nevada College. The company produces two musicals each year, drawing thousands of spectators and patrons from around Nevada and California.

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