Have You Got Your Tickets for Les Miserables?

March 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM

It’s nine years since Saint Kentigern last staged ‘Les Miserables – School Edition’ to absolutely rave reviews. The 2017 production promises to be just as fantastic!

Now heading into their final two weeks of rehearsal before opening night, the ensemble raised the roof of the Music Centre over the weekend as they went through their musical numbers, with the 26 piece orchestra and cast of over 50 running the show’s music in its entirety for the first time.

Taking the lead role of Jean Valjean is Year 13 student, Sid Chand. Well known to the stage, he has taken a number of lead roles since first appearing as Oliver Twist’s as a Year 10 student. As last year’s ‘Voice’ winner in the Solo Music competition, he promises a superb delivery of his role. His nemesis, the policeman Javert, is played by another stage stalwart, Braydon Robinson (Year 13) who brings enormous stage presence. Erin Meek (Year 13) is passionate in the lead female role, Fantine, whilst newcomer to the College senior stage, Scarlett Jacques (Year 10) plays her daughter Cosette. The adult role of Eponine is superbly sung through by Millie Elliot (Year 12). Coarse and brash villains of the show, Monsieur and Madame Thenardier are played with aplomb by James Fisher and Molly Griffiths.

Head of Music, Mr Ross Gerritsen has compiled a mixed orchestra of students, Old Collegians and professional musicians who are currently piecing together 360 pages of ‘complex music’ to support the cast on stage.  Director, Mr Jason Te Mete has led a large creative team including Mr Lachlan Craig, Ms Jane Hoarder and Mr Geordan Wilcox who have worked with the cast on over 30 chorus numbers, solo items and dance sequences.  Missing much of the spotlight - a huge array of College staff have been managing costumes, building set items, collecting props and designing makeup. Technical Manager, Mr Glen Mortensen has worked tirelessly for months preparing Elliot Hall for the multitude of technical aspects which are now falling in to place.

This promises to be a powerful night of musical theatre and tickets are selling fast – have you got yours?

Production Dates:
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 1 April at 7pm in Elliot Hall
Get your tickets from iTicket today:
https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2017/mar/les-miserables

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