Describe Leon High Choral Department Presents:
Performances in the Leon High Performing Arts Theatre
550 E. Tennessee St.
July 13,14,20, & 21 @ 7:30 PM
July 15 & 22 @ 2:30 PM
Special Preview Night July 12 benefiting the Pullen Scholarship Fund 7:30 PM
Suggested donation of $10
Tickets available online beginning July 1.
Ticketline: 570-2383, online: www.leonperformingarts.org
Tickets available in the lobby before each show
also on sale at Beethoven and Co Timberlane Rd @ Market Square
$10 Students/ Seniors
Les Miserables contains material not suitable for elementary aged children.
This is the 20th summer musical sponsored by the Leon High Choral Department. Since
the first summer production of Music Man, in 1991, Leon students have joined students from area
schools in providing a summer experience for over 1000 young people. After being a “traveling
road show” for many years, recently the shows have returned home to the recently renovated Leon
Performing Arts Theatre (affectionately known as LPAT).
Les Miserables is an operetta, and features songs such as On My Own, Do You Hear the
People Sing, I Dreamed a Dream, Stars, Bring Him Home, and many, many other well known tunes.
The Student Edition was created by the original producer, Cameron McIntosh, to enable high schools
to experience the magic of Les Mis. The original London and Broadway shows were quite lengthy
and contained extreme vocal challenges for young singers. This edition maintains the essence of the
authors’ vision while streamlining the running time. Some of the songs have been transposed into
lower keys more suitable for high school singers.
The material is intended for mature audiences and we recommend that children in elementary
school not attend. The poverty and political climate during 19th century France caused many
hardships for the general population. This is vividly portrayed in the story from Victor Hugo’s original
novel, which came out during the American Civil War. Many movies and plays have adapted the
novel, but none as successful as the musical, which opened in 1985.
Les Miserables is one of the longest running and successful musical productions of all time.
At present the latest touring company is playing to sold out theatres across the United States.In
the Finale, the character Val Jean sings to Cosette the timeless message of Les Mis; the universal
truth, “To love another person is to see the face of God.”