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Les Miserables

George Keating and Marya Grandy as the Thenardiers and Devin DeSantis plays Marius in "Les Misérables" at Paramount Theatre

George Keating and Marya Grandy as the Thenardiers and Devin DeSantis plays Marius in "Les Misérables" at Paramount Theatre

George Keating and Marya Grandy are the thieving Thenardiers and Devin DeSantis plays Marius in "Les Misérables," playing through April 26 at the historic Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora.

March 24, 2015 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Paramount's 'Les Miserables' a stage spectacular experience

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Paramount's 'Les Miserables' a stage spectacular experience

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 24, 2015 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Performance wasn't all that brought me to tears

GUEST COMMENTARY: Performance wasn't all that brought me to tears

People who know me well know I’m not much of a crier. I'm just not. So I was surprised to find tears streaming down my face last week at the sold-out closing performance of Les Miserables at the Memorial Opera House.

March 15, 2015 12:00 am
Memorial Opera House kicks off 2015 with ‘Les Mis’

Memorial Opera House kicks off 2015 with ‘Les Mis’

Scot MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Les Miserables,” sees the moral of the musical still relevant after nearly three decades as a Broadway and big screen favorite.

February 19, 2015 1:00 am
Officials puling curtain back at Memorial Opera House

Officials puling curtain back at Memorial Opera House

Conductor Chris Staubaum rehearses with the actors Wednesday for the upcoming perfomance of Les Miserables at the Memorial Opera House in downtown Valparaiso.

February 11, 2015 7:58 pm
Officials puling curtain back at Memorial Opera House

Officials puling curtain back at Memorial Opera House

Actors rehearse on stage for the upcoming performance of Les Miserables at the Memorial Opera House in downtown Valparaiso on Wednesday evening.

February 11, 2015 7:57 pm
Kitchen Spotlight: Actress cooks from the heart

Kitchen Spotlight: Actress cooks from the heart

Actress Christina Nieves doesn't mind experimenting in the kitchen.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am
The Cast of "Les Miserables" at Drury Lane Theatre Directed by Rachel Rockwell

The Cast of "Les Miserables" at Drury Lane Theatre Directed by Rachel Rockwell

An expansive, talented cast stars in a new production of "Les Miserables" at Drury Lane Theatre directed by Rachel Rockwell and playing until June 8.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Mark David Kaplan plays Thenardier with Sage Harper as Little Cosette, and Sharon Sachs as wife Madame Thenardier in Drury Lane Theatre's "Les Miserables"

Mark David Kaplan plays Thenardier with Sage Harper as Little Cosette, and Sharon Sachs as wife Madame Thenardier in Drury Lane Theatre's "Les Miserables"

Mark David Kaplan plays Thenardier with Sage Harper as Little Cosette, and Sharon Sachs as wife Madame Thenardier in a new production of the international musical sensation "Les Miserables" running through June 8 at Drury Lane Theatre.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Ivan Rutherford Stars as Jean Valjean in the New Drury Lane Theatre Production of "Les Miserables"

Ivan Rutherford Stars as Jean Valjean in the New Drury Lane Theatre Production of "Les Miserables"

Ivan Rutherford stars as Jean Valjean in the new Drury Lane Theatre Production of "Les Miserables" now playing until June 8.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Epic audience experience: Drury Lane Theatre celebrating 30th anniversary with stage run of 'Les Mis'

Epic audience experience: Drury Lane Theatre celebrating 30th anniversary with stage run of 'Les Mis'

During the 19 years actor Ivan Rutherford toured and starred in productions of the legendary musical "Les Miserables," having logged more than 2,000 performances as the lead Jean Valjean, he never played any of the famed stages and marquees of Chicago.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ivan Rutherford and David Girolmo in "Les Miserables" at Drury Lane Theatre

Ivan Rutherford and David Girolmo in "Les Miserables" at Drury Lane Theatre

Ivan Rutherford, kneeling, plays the lead Jean Valjean, opposite David Girolmo as the forgiving bishop in director Rachel Rockwell's new production of "Les Miserables" at Drury Lane Theatre playing now until June 8.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Les Mis' captures heart and spirit

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Les Mis' captures heart and spirit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Jerauld Reinhart, founder of Ross Summer Music Theatre, dead at age 85

Jerauld Reinhart, founder of Ross Summer Music Theatre, dead at age 85

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, whose Ross Summer Music Theatre has entertained area audiences for decades and served as the stage classroom for generations of theater hopefuls, died Thursday in Merrillville surrounded by friends, family and the music that filled much of his life.

February 13, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Jerauld Joseph Reinhart Conducting Orchestra in August 2013

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart Conducting Orchestra in August 2013

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, who founded Ross Summer Music Theatre, is shown in August 2013 conducting the orchestra in his final production "Les Miserables." Reinhart died Thursday at age 85.

February 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Impressive 50 Years for Ross Summer Music Theatre

Impressive 50 Years for Ross Summer Music Theatre

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre recently taught audiences that to “love another person is to see the face of God” during the summer show, Les Miserables.

September 19, 2013 3:11 pm
The show goes on: Reinharts and Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrate 50 years of curtain bows

The show goes on: Reinharts and Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrate 50 years of curtain bows

Jerauld Reinhart still remembers the hook used in 1954 by the hiring principal to lure him from southern Indiana to accept a teaching position at Merrillville High School following his graduation from Indiana University.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The Week Ahead - Lake County

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July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Musical Journey: Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years with 'Les Mis' stage hit

Musical Journey: Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years with 'Les Mis' stage hit

Despite the musical's title, Jerauld Reinhart, the man in the orchestra pit behind horn-rimmed glasses, will likely be beaming during this weekend's opening run of "Les Miserables," since the play denotes his 50th production of the Ross Summer Music Theatre in Merrillville.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Matthew Fayson (center), Who Plays Jean Valjean, Stars in a Scene With Debbie Trembicki (left), as the Innkeeper's Wife, Opposite Kevin Badten (right), as Her Husband in Les Miserables.

Matthew Fayson (center), Who Plays Jean Valjean, Stars in a Scene With Debbie Trembicki (left), as the Innkeeper's Wife, Opposite Kevin Badten (right), as Her Husband in Les Miserables.

Matthew Fayson (center), who plays Jean Valjean, stars in a scene with Debbie Trembicki (left), as the innkeeper's wife, opposite Kevin Badten (right), as her husband in "Les Miserables,", The 50th Anniversary production by the Ross Summer Music Theatre," running today to Aug. 4.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
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