Tampa, Fla. – The Patel Conservatory will present the school edition of Les Misérables, July 7-17, in the TECO Theater.
The world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables, has been seen by more than 65 million people and has won more than 100 international awards. The slightly adjusted school edition includes all of the favorite moments and leaves intact the epic and uplifting story, told in just over two hours.
During the weeks leading up to the performance, Patel Conservatory students in grades eight through 12 delve deeply into character development, ensemble work, and vocal and acting technique to tell the tale of Les Misérables.
Les Misérables begins in 19th century France, when Jean Valjean is released from prison after years of harsh imprisonment and struggles to create an honest life for himself and his adopted daughter. He is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who doesn’t believe Valjean can change. Themes of redemption and the resilience of the human spirit are woven throughout the plot, which occurs within the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Performances of Les Misérables are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
More information is available by calling 813.222.1040 and at www.patelconservatory.org. The fully accredited Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.
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