The cast of Les Misérables, School Edition, presented by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild (GLTG), is comprised of many talented siblings and family members, enjoying the experience.
The McCluskey twins, Maddy and Connor, were last seen on the GLTG stage in West Side Story as Maria and Officer Krupke. For these Chardon H.S. seniors, Les Mis may be their last GLTG show for a while, as they move on towards college. There are sets of sisters in the ensemble including Rachael and Sarah Pribulsky, both veterans of theater productions at Riverside H.S. as well Geauga Theater. While Rachael is graduating this year and going off to college, Sarah plans to continue pursuing acting roles. The Mastrey sisters, Annamarie and Isabella, have also caught the acting bug. Annamarie’s beautiful voice and Isabella’s willingness to take on challenging roles make them valuable cast members. Brenna and Kaitlyn Carr are the third set of sisters in the production and are truly enjoying their roles in the ensemble and with helping out backstage.
Our youngest cast member, Charlie Martini, (“Gavroche”) is joined onstage with his sister Ona who is part of the ensemble. They are both active at many community theaters in the area and love being on stage. Gabby and David Nedrow are part of another brother/sister team rounding out the ensemble. Gabby will be graduating this year, but David is in eighth grade and plans on being active in theater well into the future. Kirsten Tysl and her younger brother Jason are the last set of siblings within the ensemble cast. Kirsten has her sights set on college for next year.
Brother and sister sets aren’t limited to the ensemble. Cardinal High School students Jonathan Porter as Jean Valjean and Chloe Porter as Madame Thernadier also perform on a stage they have grown up on.
Lastly, are cousins Caelyn Eppler and Katie Moorman who have both graced the GLTG stage in the past. They enjoy the opportunity to spend time together and be part of the Les Miserables experience during their senior year of high school. For all of these young people, being with family on stage is the kind of opportunity of which fond memories are made. Being part of a most loved musical is pretty wonderful, too!
“Les Misérables, School Edition” book by Alain Boulil, is sponsored by Lake Health. The show is in its last weekend. Friday and Saturday evening performances, February 8 and 9, are at 8 p.m.; the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m. All tickets are $12.00. The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, in Chardon, Ohio. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website or call the box office at 440‑286‑2255