A Ferndale student will star in a production of "Les Misérables" this weekend in Birmingham.
Troy Dill-Reese, a senior at Ferndale High School, will play the role of Jean Valjean in Project Daydream's upcoming production.
The production is directed by company founder and president Tiffany Victoria Sims with musical direction by Megan Higle, assistant direction by Natalie Klesko and produced by Tammy Velthoven.
Les Misérables opens on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 (6:30 p.m. curtain) at Seaholm High school in Birmingham where the show will run through Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
On Dec. 16, 2012 the cast will perform a special concert version of the musical in the ballroom at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI at 4 p.m. Light hor d’oevres and refreshments will be served.
Tickets are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at www.projectdaydream.org. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door for shows at Seaholm; and $42 for The Townsend event.
DayDream’s production is performed entirely by students ages 9 to 18 from all over the Detroit metro area. Les Misérables School edition introduces a new generation to the grand and inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions.
An emotional and uplifting epic, Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean's (played by 17-year-old Dill-Reese) life-long struggle for redemption and his relentless pursuit by inspector Javert (played by Thomas Montgomery, age 17), who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.
Set amid the political and social turmoil of early 19th century France, the show includes a majestic score with favorites such as "On my Own," "Do you Hear the People Sing?" "Castle on a Cloud," and "Master of the House."
Project DayDream’s mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of children and their families through the arts. Tiffany Victoria Sims, Artistic Director, founded Project DayDream in 2002. Sims’ main objective is to encourage individuals to actively use their imagination in order to dream, think and achieve.
For more information, see the event listing here or visit www.projectdaydream.org.
Source: Project Daydream.