University of Hawaiʻi delegates spend first day prepping exhibits for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.
Windward Community College presents Les Misérables at the Palikū Theatre. Directed by Ron Bright, the performance runs through Sunday, October 27, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.
Les Misérables, the Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the French historical novel by Victor Hugo packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways, relentlessly pursues him
Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. Epic, grand and uplifting, it features a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards.
While all permanent seats are currently sold out for remaining performances, 40 temporary seats go on window sale first-come, first served at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Lines form before the window officially opens.
For ticket information, visit the Palikū Theatre website.