Next month, the bp Marionettes kicks off its busy 2015 season with a restaging of its critically-acclaimed production of Les Mis�rables at Queen's Hall. Running for just three nights, the production coincides with the worldwide commemorations of the 30th anniversary of what has been called "the world's favourite musical." Les Miz opened in London in 1985.
A release from the Marionettes said after months of attempting to secure performance space following the overwhelming response to its original run last July, the Marionettes' Les Miz returns to Queen's Hall from May 22 to 24.With a cast and crew of nearly 200 (including two visiting string players from the US, one of whom played for Les Miz on Broadway), patrons are advised that no extensions or television broadcasts are possible.
In July, the bp Marionettes put the youth centre stage. Twenty years ago, the group embarked on a path to create a training and performance space for talented young people.The Youth Chorale was formed two decades ago in July 1995, followed by the children's choir in 2012, and together the two choruses boast 100 young singers from more than 50 primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions.
Members have gone on to become professional musicians and theatre makers as well as award-winning scholars, and it is this success that the groups celebrate on July 10.Bringing the year to a close is the cherished annual tradition for so many patrons: Christmas with the Marionettes from December 3-7 at Queen's Hall.
The 2015 season is proudly supported by Marionettes title sponsor bpTT, and by media partner Flow Trinidad (Columbus Communications). The Marionettes also welcome First Citizens and the National Lotteries Control Board as supporting sponsors of Les Miz.For all the latest, visit the Marionettes' Web site and its Facebook page (facebook.com/marionetteschorale).
�2 Showtimes for Les Miz are 7.30 pm Friday and Saturday, and 5 pm Sunday.
Early ticket reservations are already pouring in, and can be made through members; via the Marionettes Web site (www.marionetteschorale.com); by calling or e-mailing the Marionettes at 790-1751 or firstname.lastname@example.org; and at the Queen's Hall Box Office (starting the week before the show).
All tickets bought by May 16 are $20 off, while students and under-18s receive $20 off tickets to all performances (proof of age is required for those under 18 and valid student ID required for tertiary level students; discounts may not be combined).