'Les Mis' on Key with Message of Mercy

Review by Katie Scott, The Catholic Herald
The orchestral music will swell; intricate costumes will paint poverty, riches and revolutionaries; and the heart-wrenching solos will soar.

One would expect no less from “Les Misérables,” the sweeping, sung-through musical set in 19th-century France and based on the novel by French poet, novelist and dramatist Victor Hugo. But this eight-time Tony Award-winning musical will not be on a Paris or London stage or under Broadway lights. For only the second time ever, “Les Mis” will be performed by an amateur theater company in Virginia. The upcoming production will include a 20-person orchestra; 40 cast members and more than 400 costumes; 35 wireless mics; and a beloved priest, Father Robert C. Cilinski, playing the bishop. …. READ MORE