“Les Mis” Opening Night Pushed Back


Amelia Holcomb, Editor-In-Chief

The theatre’s production of the show “Les Misérables” was canceled for Wednesday, Oct. 19.

“Our lead, Zach Greer is unfortunately ill. We can’t really do the show without him and we don’t have any understudies for this show, really just because, especially for Jean Valjean, it’s just such a tough role. It’s hard to find somebody who can handle that, and Zach could handle that but not really anybody else could,” Company Manager Megan Berning said.  

The show will now open tonight at 7:30, with or without Greer.

“We will see who plays Jean Valjean (for the Thursday-Saturday performances),” Berning said.

If Greer remains too ill to perform the rest of the performances, alternatives for the role will be pursued. Berning is also a lead in the show, playing Cosette, Jean Valjean’s adopted daughter. 

“I am kind of sad, obviously that the show is cancelled for this evening but I know that it’s for the best, Zach needs to get better…” Berning said. “While it does kind of suck and it’s kinda tough, I really think it’s gonna be a learning experience for all of us and I think it’s gonna help us grow as a theatre and just become tighter and learn how to handle tough situations.”

The theatre will perform “Les Misérables” tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7:30, as well as at 2:00 Saturday afternoon. The house opens 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are free with a South student ID, or $10 at the door. Students can reserve their free tickets today during lunch, and non-students can purchase tickets at a reduced cost at https://apps.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=429938f55a9bda6f1fde5cec9b7f16c5&vqitq=0c683409-a0e1-47c3-bd72-df00a75eb61d&vqitp=9e797089-949a-4c62-9900-6693109c6a00&vqitts=1475518857&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=19a8ac104fb3d109964944e46a71f7e7.