‘Les Miserables’ coming to Ashe County

By Alan Bulluck

June 23, 2014

The longest running musical to grace the Broadway limelight is coming to Ashe County.

The Ashe County Little Theater is presenting the hit musical “Les Miserables,” June 28-30, at the Civic Center in West Jefferson.

Performances will be held June 26, 27, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

For those unaware, “Les Miserables” is based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. It is set in post-revolution France and chronicles the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his road to redemption, as well as the lives of his contemporaries.

“This production features local actors, including students from Ashe and Watauga County high schools, Lees-McCrae College and Appalachian State University,” Kimberley Isler, play producer, said. “A number of veteran actors will be appearing in principal roles, as well. With 40 actors plus stage crew and orchestra, this show has proven to be an exciting challenge, and everyone involved is working to make this one of the most memorable offerings of the theater season.”

The musical’s director is Michael Yelton, whose no stranger to local theatre.

Tickets for reserved seating are available at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson. Tickets can also be ordered over the phone with a credit card by calling 336-846-2787.

The Little Theatre has two more productions lined up for later this year. “Southern Fried Funeral” and “Wait Until Dark are all scheduled to run in late summer, early fall.

Alan Bulluck can be reached at (336) 846-7164 or on Twitter @albulluck.