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Monday, August 19, 2013

Rehearsals begin for the Toronto premiere of Les Miserables




Performances from September 27, 2013

at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre

CAMERON MACKINTOSH’s

Acclaimed New Production of

BOUBLIL & SCHÖNBERG'S

LES MISÉRABLES




Excitement is building for the Toronto premiere of the new Cameron Mackintosh production of Boublil & Schönberg's masterpiece LES MISÉRABLES, the first show of the 2013-2014 Mirvish Subscription Season



Full company rehearsals for the predominantly Canadian cast begin Monday, August 19.  Performances for the limited engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre begin September 27, 2013.




THE CAST:



Ramin Karimloo will star as Jean Valjean. This will be a homecoming for this talented young man from Richmond Hill, ON.  In London's West End, he has played Valjean in the London production, portrayed the title role in The Phantom of the Opera and created the same role in the world premiere production of Love Never Dies. Ramin also played Enjolras in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables at London’s O2 and the Phantom in the 25th Anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall.



From the U.K., acclaimed West End actor Earl Carpenter will star as Javert, a role he has played in productions around the world. He has also played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on the West End and in the UK Tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s all new production.



Hailing from Quebec, Genevieve Leclerc will star as Fantine, a role she most recently played in the North American tour of LES MISÉRABLES.



Fresh from starring in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, Winnipeg’s Samantha Hill will star as Cosette.



Canadian Idol Season 3 winner, Juno nominee and Broadway/Stratford star of Jesus Christ Superstar, Melissa O’Neil will star as Eponine.  



From the United States, Perry Sherman will star as Marius. He recently toured North America in tours of the Broadway shows Next To Normal and Spring Awakening.



Toronto’s Cliff Saunders, known for his roles in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lord of the Rings in Toronto, and 39 Steps on Broadway, will star as Thénardier. 



Having recently completed her Dora Award-winning role in the Toronto production of The Wizard of Oz, Lisa Horner will star as Madame Thénardier. 



Mark Uhre, Shaw Festival favourite, will play Enjolras.



The role of Little Cosette/Young Eponine will be shared by Ella Ballentine, Saara Chaudry and Madison Oldroyd.



The role of Gavroche will be shared by David Gregory Black and Aiden Glenn.



The ensemble includes: Richard Leon Barth, Katie Beetham, Andreane Bouladier, Caroline Colantonio, Ben Gunderson, Brittney Johnson, Elena Juatco, Andrew Love, Cornelia Luna, Heather McGuigan, Marisa McIntyre, Matt McMahan, Tyler Murree, Jason Ostrowski, Kristen Peace, John Rapson, Rachel Rincione, Matt Rosell, David Silvestri, Alan Shaw, Aaron Walpole, Jonathan Winsby, Ashley Wright and Chris Zonneville.



This new production continues to break box office records internationally and inspired filmmakers to make the outstandingly successful movie which has gone on to win 3 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes and 4 BAFTA’s.  The motion picture soundtrack has sold close to 1.5 million copies and has topped the Billboard and iTunes charts.



The New York Times calls this production of LES MISÉRABLES “Thrilling, Spectacular and Unforgettable” The Chicago Tribune hails the new show “Gobsmacking! This new production of this masterpiece is refreshing, rethought and every bit as epic. Not to be missed.” The London Times says “a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful.” The Star-Ledger says “a dynamically re-imagined hit. This LES MISÉRABLES has improved with age,” and NY1-TV proclaims “this new production actually exceeds the original. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: ‘Les Mis’ is born again.”



Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master of the House” and many more.



LES MISÉRABLES is the first show in the 2013-2014 Mirvish Subscription Season. Subscriptions are available for sale at mirvish.com or by calling 416-593-4225.



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Tickets now on sale


Tickets: $35 - $130

Limited Engagement - Begins September 27

Tickets currently on sale through December 22

Tues – Sat 7:30PM, Wed, Sat & Sun 1:30PM



Added performances: Sept 30 7:30PM/Oct 7 7:30PM/Oct 10 1:30PM/ Oct 17 1:30PM



No performances: Sept 28 1:30PM/Sept 29 1:30PM/Oct 2 1:30PM/Oct 6 1:30PM/Oct 9 1:30PM/ Oct 13 1:30PM/ Oct 20 1:30PM



Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King Street West

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