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Tickets now available for Les Misérables

Five performances November 16-19

Theatre Company Fall Musical

The Theatre Company is set to perform Les Misérables, a demanding, but much-loved musical November 16-19 in the L.J. Williams Theater in Visalia. The musical is an epic tale of struggle and redemption set in a revolutionary period of early 19th-century France. The story spans several decades as it follows Jean Valjean, a parolee who seeks to redeem himself from past crimes, and Javert, who relentlessly tracks him. Les Misérables was first performed by the Theatre Company in 2008.

What makes this production special for director Nicole Zweifel and the Theatre Company staff is that many of the students in leading roles are seniors. Among the seniors is Ms. Zweifel’s son, Tristan Beck, who plays Javert, the police inspector. “It’s been a real privilege to work with these amazing young people as we have watched them grow into talented young performers,” she said.

Madam and Monsieur Thenardier provide Les Misérables some much needed comic relief. Haley Nelson, who plays the greedy and crooked Madam Thenardier with humorous effect, has been involved in Theatre Company productions since she was in first grade. “For 12 years, I’ve been participating in Theatre Company productions – usually two or three each year,” she said proudly. Haley is a senior at Redwood High School.

The Theatre Company will offer four evening shows November 16-19 at 7:00 p.m. in the L.J. Williams Theater at 1001 W. Main St. in Visalia. A 2:00 p.m. matinee show on Saturday, November 19 will also be offered. Tickets, which will be available at TCOE’s 6200 S. Mooney Blvd. and 7000 Doe Ave., Suite A locations, are $12 per person for general admission seating and $20 per person for reserved seating.

L.J. Williams Theater, 1001 West Main Street, Visalia

Show Times
Evening Shows (7:00 p.m.): November 16, 17, 18, and 19
Matinee Show (2:00 p.m.): November 19

Show Ticket Information
$12 general admission / $20 reserved seating
available at Visalia TCOE locations:
6200 S. Mooney Blvd. and 7000 Doe Ave.
Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Cash or check only.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Principal Characters
Jean Valjean played by Owen Webb
Javert played by Tristan Beck
Fantine played by Carissa Gonzales
Cosette played by Kaley McConaughey
Little Cosette played by Susie Ploegstra
Marius played by Andrew Cantelmi
Madame Thenardier played by Haley Nelson
Monsieur Thenardier played by Cameron Forgey
Eponine played by Mattie Cole
Gavroche played by Zion Sears

For information, call the Theatre Company at (559) 651-1482.

Photo above:
~ Haley Nelson and Cameron Forgey play Madam and Monsieur Thenardier in the fall production of
Les Misérables, set to perform this month.