Proceeds Benefited

October 18 – 26, 2013

Bayless high School / Directed by Gary Long / Music by Claude Michel-Schönberg / Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer / Book by Alain Boublil and Claude Michel-Schönberg / Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.

Winner of more than 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. 



Jean Valjean / David Wicks, Jr.
Javert / Mike Huelsmann
Fantine / Kara Jackson
Éponine / Amanda Kocher
Thénardier / Kent Coffel
Md. Thénardier / Mara Bollini
Marius / Evan Fornachon
Cosette / Danielle Feinstein
Enjolras / Kelvin Urday
Gavroche / Reid Jackson
Grantaire, Foreman, Major Domo / Jon Hey
Feuilly / Bradley Rohlf
Joly, Constable 1 / Troy Turnipseed
Jean Prouvaire, Constable 2 / Stephan Roma
Combeferre / Kevin Corpuz
Courfeyrac / Brandon Blount
Lesgles / Brendan Woods
The Bishop, Babet, Fauchelevent / Patrick Kerwin
Bamatabois, Claquesous, Farmer / Dan Boyer
Brujon, Champmathieu / Robert Doyle

Old Woman 1 & 2, Beggar Woman / Melissa Guffey
Whore 1, Young Prostitute / Stephanie Merritt
Whore 2 & 3 / Kerstin Meyers
Factory Girl / Sarah Hopp
Montparnasse, Laborer / Mark Lull
Young Cosette / Avery Smith
Young Éponine / Aurie Myers
Inn Patron / Adam Grun
Terri Beilstein
Beth Davis
Molly Grun
Caitlin Hill
Matt Hill
Halle Jackson
Lauren Kistner
Melanie Kozak
Aurielle Macchi
Kendra Moore
Jan Wheatley


2013 Arts for Life Best Performance Awards

Amanda Kocher accepts the award for Best Actress in a Featured Role. 

All of the evening's winners.

Won – Best Actor in a Leading Role (Mike Huelsmann)
Won – Best Actress in a Featured Role (Amanda Kocher)

Large Ensemble Musical Production
Direction (Gary Long)
Set Design (Bill Beilstein)
Lighting Design (Pat Klick)
Costume Design (Colene Fornachon)
Actor in a Featured Role (Evan Fornachon)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Kelvin Urday)
Actor in a Cameo Role (Patrick Kerwin)