The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas' Novel Adapted for the Stage
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents a brand-new production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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I love the book. I really liked the movie. I LOVE THIS adaptation!!!
This was such a GREAT production. The actors and actresses were very very good. I found myself lost in the story right off the bat. At first I was a little afraid how they would squeeze all the story into 2 hrs but they did it. The time went by so fast as I was drawn into the vengeance of The Count. I would see this again!! I only regret that the audience was so small. I wished that more people could have experienced such a great production!! Yes, they did receive a standing ovation.
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- “An impeccably solid piece of theatrical work … the whole thing thrilling from swash to buckle.” -- The Wall Street Journal
Based on the epic classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, this translation by Charles Morey -- originally adapted for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival -- artfully shapes the harrowing tale into a captivating night of theater.
Starring Michael Keeney as the Count, the story follows the journey of Edmond Dantes, who is falsely imprisoned by his friends and spends years in prison studying and preparing to bring cold, calculated, insidious revenge upon those who betrayed him. As he gets closer to his goals, he finds that he is losing the little humanity he has left, and seeks to understand the nature of revenge and forgiveness amidst the nefarious schemes he has set into motion. Director Nathan Makaryk weaves the story together with a powerful ensemble cast, an ambitious scenic design, a compelling score, and captivating sword combat.