Stanislaus County Office of Education’s YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical “Les Misérables, School Edition” to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at www.galloarts.org. Now in its final week, remaining performances are July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and July 30 and 31 at 3 p.m.
Join the Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Company in their 25th year for the production of Les Misérables, winner over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide. Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him except mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. 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, Les Misérables, School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
Celebrating its 25th season, YES Company is a special project of the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County. The group of dedicated students committed to a rigorous summer schedule from June 1 to July 31. The time frame included intensive theatrical training, team building, fitness, in addition to music and staging preparations. For additional information visit www.yescompany.org or call (209) 238-6850.