Two Great Pieces of Classical Theatre Happening in GR Right Now

Les Miserables

LES MISÉRABLES at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

February 28 – March 30, 2014

Book by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music By Claude-Michel Schönberg and Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

This multiple Tony Award winning musical phenomenon follows the story of former prisoner Jean Val Jean, who is on the run from police officer Javert, rescues Fantine’s daughter, Cosette, and sets out to begin a new life. Set post-French revolution, Les Misérables, is the story of love, loss, and the hope of a better tomorrow.

Show Description: After 19 years on the chain gang, Jean Valjean finds that the ticket-of-leave he must display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by the police and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him. Valjean decides to start his life anew.

See a preview video, get information about the cast, and reserve tickets at Grand Rapids Civic’s website.

Driving Miss Daisy

 

DRIVING MISS DAISY at Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids

March 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 2014 

Written by Alfred Uhry, Directed by Lewis Richards and Len Robinson and starring Nancy Wagner, Jerome Richards, Patrick Hendren and Ruth Ann Molenaar, “Driving Miss Daisy” is a timeless classic. It explores themes of friendship, prejudice, racism and the fluctuating atmosphere in the second half of the 20th century. A charming “Must See”

Appropriate for all audiences, Thursday and Saturday evening curtain times are 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM

Go online for tickets after March 10th or call the Box Office at 616-234-3946. www.jtgr.org

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