Cast announced for KHS performance of ‘Les Miserables’

By on February 10, 2012

KANELAND—Director April Rames has announced the cast for Kaneland High School’s performance of “Les Miserables School Edition.”

“Casting decisions were very tough this year as there are so many talented students,” Rames said.

Tucker DeBolt has been cast in the role of the redeemed petty thief Jean Valjean. The relentless Inspector Javert will be played by Eric Eichelberger. Maggie Wallace will take the stage as the tragic Fantine, while Anna Novotny acts as her daughter Cosette.

Inn keeper and thief Thenardier is played by Brian Edwards, with Kathryn Lanute as his unscrupulous wife Madame Thenardier and Jordyn Withey as their daughter Eponine. Jake Rosko and Alec Kovach have been cast as student revolutionaries Marius and Enjolras. Nearly 40 other students will also be on stage in various supporting roles and the chorus.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, in the Kaneland High School auditorium.

Choral Director Bryan Kunstman will work with all of the students as they develop their roles.

“They are a fantastic group of performers with wonderful voices. Many of them have earned statewide recognition for their singing, and I have no doubt they will do an outstanding job of bringing this beloved musical to the Kaneland stage,” he said.

Kaneland’s performance of “Les Miserables School Edition” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and is being performed entirely by students.

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