Carmel Valley residents performing in Les Miserables at the Lyceum Theatre

Les Miserables is widely regarded as the world’s most beloved musical. Based on Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, this epic musical stirs the heart and invigorates the soul with its moving storyline and unforgettable score.

The story is set in 19th Century France where Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, breaks parole and tries to begin his life anew while eluding the relentless pursuit of the obsessed Inspector Javert. His journey builds into a stunning plot of love versus hate, and forgiveness versus condemnation.

This phenomenal musical is currently being presented by CYC Theatre at the Lyceum. This production features a live, 40-piece orchestra and some of the finest talent San Diego has to offer. The production is co-directed by Shaun T. Evans and Thomas James O’Leary, veteran of the first national tour of Les Mis and “Phantom” from “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway.

Carmel Valley residents (shown above) include Samantha Vesco (Madame Thenardier); as well as Sycamore Ridge 5th grader Matthew Mohler (Gavroche); Carmel Valley Middle School 8th grader Madison Wright (factory worker, barricade boy, lovely lady, ensemble); and Torrey Hills 4th grader Chase Anichini (beggar, urchin).

Also performing on stage is Karina Murrieta (beggar, factory worker, lovely lady), 15 year old sophomore from Canyon Crest Academy. Performing violin in Maestro Tamara Paige’s very talented orchestra is Francis Parker 7th grader Megan Pai.

Les Miserables is running now through June 22 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza.

Tickets are available at

or through the Lyceum Theatre box office at 619-544-1000.