Las Vegas Musical Version of Les Misérables to Raise Money for UNLV Performing Arts Center and Golden Rainbow

LES MISÈRABLES
LAS VEGAS MUSICAL VERSION OF ICONIC LES MISÈRABLES 
TO RAISE MONEY FOR UNLV PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 
AND  GOLDEN RAINBOW
Four shows will feature variety of Las Vegas Talent 

 

 Les Misérables, the musical adaption Victor Hugo’s famous tale of Jean Valjean breaking parole during France’s June Rebellion, will take stage February 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. The performance is a fundraiser for UNLV’s Performing Arts Center and School of the Arts in addition to Golden Rainbow, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and financial assistance to those with HIV and AIDS living in Southern Nevada. Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased at www.unlvtickets.com or by calling (702) 895-ARTS (2787).

 

The musical event of Les Misérables will be lead by musical director Bill Fayne, a popular figure in Las Vegas music who has worked in the past with Barbara Streisand and Clint Holmes. Andrew Wright, head of Ragtag Entertainment, will produce the show. He and Fayne have collaborated for productions including Company, which won them a Best of Las Vegas Award, and Putting It Together at The Smith Center among others.

 

“There is passion on so many levels,” said Wright. “This is a winning combination of direction and performance to help causes dear to our hearts.”

 

The production of Les Misérables features diverse performers from local Strip shows, Broadway, opera and the general community.  Featured performers include:

 

Tim Molyneux, Weekend 1 Jean Valjean
Rock tenor
Randal Keith, Weekend 2 Jean Valjean
A former Jean Valjean in Les Misérables productions including Broadway and member of Las Vegas Phat Pack
Benjamin Loewy, Javert Weekend 1
Local dramatic actor
Carnell Johnson, Javert Weekend 2
Las Vegas opera standout
Ellie Smith, Eponine
Miss Northeast Nevada and 2012 Miss Teen Nevada
Bruce Block, Thernardiere
Comedian and magician who appeared twice on America’s Got Talent
Kellie Wright, Madame Thenardiere
Musical actress and former Jubilee singer
Ayler Evan, Enjolras
Musical performer including Bobby in Company at LVH
Alex Mendoza, Ensemble
Performer at Venetian and recent performer in Fresno Les Misérables production
Cyndi Lee, Ensemble
Former Jubilee singer
Ian Gargantiel, Ensemble
Las Vegas opera standout and Venetian performer
Marco Varela, Ensemble
Seattle Opera tenor

 

More information about Ragtag Entertainment may be found at www.ragtagentertainment.com. For information about UNLV, head to www.unlv.edu and to learn more about Golden Rainbow, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

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