Friday evening is set for SATS (Singleton Theatrical Society) to premiere their second rendition of Victor Hugo's story Les Miserables.
A change in tone from last years Mary Poppins, this will be the first time since 2000 that SATS have performed Les Mis, with some past cast members who performed in the 2000 edition returning for this one off performance.
"We have several cast members and two violinists who have returned after 19 years to perform Les Miserables for a second time with SATS" explains production manager Susan Ferguson.
Michael Anderson has returned to SATS after seven years since his last performance in Dusty Springfield 2012, to play lead character Marius for a second time on the Civic Centre Stage.
"It has been fantastic so far, it is all coming back to me, the lines, scenes and music" says Michael. "It's a familiar setting however there is a different take on the show as we have a different director to 19 years ago" Michael adds.
Kirri Chalker has taken on the role of main character Eponine, who in the 2000 rendition was played by her mother, Monique Chalker.
"I am wearing the same jacket my mother wore as Eponine 19 years ago which I can remember watching her in as a very young kid" says Kirri.
Both Kirri and Michael claim the highlights of the war-driven show are the death scenes.
"The death scenes are definitely the funniest part for us, there is a lot of death in this production so those who come to watch you have been warned" Kirri exclaims with laughter.
The cast ranges from as young as seven years and beyond, and have travelled from as far as Tamworth to be part of this production. The 16 piece orchestra have been rehearsing since February this year to set the tone for the entire production.
"It has been amazing to have such a talented group of strong musicians come together and be so established and expressive" claims music director Sarah Manthey.
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