Two Extra Shows for Les Miserables at Mississippi College
September 25, 2013
Mississippi College’s October production of “Les Miserables” is seeing such a heavy demand for tickets that school leaders booked two additional showings on the Clinton campus.
As of Wednesday September 25th, there are just 50 tickets left for the October 13 and October 20 shows at Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall. Four others are sold out.
The two new shows are set for 7 p.m. on Thursday October 10 and October 17.
Why the big rush for tickets for seats at the Mississippi College production?
Patrons “know the music and it’s gorgeous,” says Dottie Serio, secretary at the MC Music Department, the sponsor of the musical. The popularity of the 2012 “Les Miserables” movie starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway has also sparked the blitz of ticket sales at the Christian university, she said.
What started out with six showings at Williams Recital Hall is now eight. The show features a cast of Mississippi College students, faculty, staff, and members of the metro Jackson community.
Victor Hugo’s historical novel “Les Miserables” is considered one of the best literary works of the 19th Century. It tells the story of Jean Valjean, who for decades is haunted by a ruthless policeman known as Javert. After being paroled, Valjean cares for the factory worker’s daughter, Cosette. The riveting story is set in Digne, France in 1815.
For those who haven’t purchased a ticket at the 217-seat Williams Recital Hall, the best advice is to act promptly, call the Music Department, and buy one.
Overseeing tickets sales for the fourth year at Mississippi College Music Department productions, “we’ve never sold out three weeks in advance,” Serio said.
The Music Department has grabbed an extra 25 seats to help meet the ticket demand for each show.