November 9, 2013

Tickets on Sale Now for November 9-24 Run

Broadway’s Biggest: 'Les Mis' to Play Northern Nevada

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 Theater weekends, November 9-24, 2013. Tickets are available online now at www.wnmtc.com, 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.”

Les Misérables opens on Friday, Nov. 8, 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 online at wnmtc.com.

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.

Press Release: August 29, 2013

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