Four street urchins pass the time playing before they head off to beg for food or pick pockets during a rehearsal of "Les Miserables" on Thursday
Four street urchins pass the time playing before they head off to beg for food or pick pockets during a rehearsal of "Les Miserables" on Thursday at Graham High School. (By Gay Storms)
Graham Regional Theatre will present “Les Miserables” Friday through Sunday, June 28 to 30, at Graham High School Auditorium, 1000 Brazos St.
Graham area residents will enjoy a rare night of entertainment, thanks to Director Christian Sanders and his wife Stephanie, production coordinator. The cast will put on the very first non-professional production of Les Miserables in the state of Texas.

Both the Broadway show and movie version of “Les Miserables” are based upon Victor Hugo's book. The story centers around Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption in a brutal, unjust society in early 19th century France.

Valjean is played by Graham native Jim Odom, who is currently a member of the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Cast members of Graham Regional Theatre s  Les Miserables  practice Thursday at Graham High School. They are, standing, left to right, Evan Faris, Anne
Cast members of Graham Regional Theatre s Les Miserables practice Thursday at Graham High School. They are, standing, left to right, Evan Faris, Anne Skipper, Emily Skipper McDermott, Bobbie Jo Hart, Jacob Huitt, Chris Huitt, Julie Saunders; and seated, Katie Huitt, Katherine Hart, Faris Sanders and Courtney Bobo. (By Gay Storms)
Brad Justice plays the role of Javert, a a French police inspector who tracks Valjean relentlessly in “Les Miserables.”

Sanders said that so many children auditioned that they've doublecast them. They'll either play a role or sing in the chorus in each performance.
Seating is limited. There will only be four performances including ones at 7 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

All seating is reserved, and all seats cost $10. Everyone is encouraged to buy advance tickets online because some performances could sell out. Go to http://www.grahamregionaltheatre.com/tickets.html. Tickets will be held and will be available for pickup one hour before curtain on performance days.