Civic Theater and Symphony Suit Up for Les Mis

By Paige Browning

Tuesday the Spokane Civic Theater and Spokane Symphony proudly announced a show they’re taking on together. The Civic Theater and Symphony will jointly produce Les Miserables this spring.

Civic actors took on the French revolution story in the fall, but this time will perform at the Fox Theater, which seats about 13-hundred more people than their home stage. Actor Jim Swoboda plays the lead role, and posed the idea to the Symphony. He says the heart of the show will remain, but the scale will be greater.
 
Swoboda: “Well we had a live orchestra of 13 that did a phenomenal job. Now we have 40 plus, on stage. The orchestra will be right behind us.”
 
Symphony Executive Director Brenda Nienhouse says this will be the first time the Symphony performs on stage with a Broadway show.
 
Nienhouse: “It’s such a great production, and there are a lot of people that didn’t get a chance to see it when it was done in the fall… so, you know we’re so excited.”
 
They’ll present Les Miserables live at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, March 1st and 2nd. Tickets are on sale December 18th.
 
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