SKIT to bring ‘Les Miserables’ student edition

Southern Kids in Theatre, SKIT, will present “Les Miserables” the legendary award-winning production, at Pellissippi Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 7 at 2 and 7 p.m. There are over 400 custom- made Broadway-replicated costumes, the special effects consisting of lighting, snow, and fog machines, over 400 pounds of dry ice, and elaborate scenery, including over 500 pounds of barricades and bridges.

“Les Miserables” is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, and based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, which sweeps through three turbulent decades of 19th century revolutionary France. Full of romance, passion, suspense and humanity, it is also the story of one man, Jean Valjean, who is paroled from prison after serving 19 years on a chain gang for stealing food.

“Les Miserables” is the winner of over 50 international theater awards, including eight 1987 Tony Awards. It is the second longest running show in Broadway history. This blockbuster musical also showcases a Tony Award-winning score. It is a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

Tickets are $24 for adults, $17 for children ages 10 and under. While SKIT is a family-friendly children’s organization, parental guidance is suggested for ages 12 and under due to some language and themes. Saturday’s matinee will be adapted for the most child-friendly performance.

Tickets are available online at (a small per ticket processing fee applies), by calling 865-621-0216, or one hour prior to showtime at the door.

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