Just can't get enough Les Mis? Join fellow Les Misophiles for a dinner talk series this fall hosted by The Market Basket. The three-part series will feature everything Les Misérables and Victor Hugo.
“My Incredible Years with Les Mis”
Sunday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m.
Featured Speaker—Joanna Young, Les Misérables Tour Performer
Joanna Young is a native of Omaha and a graduate of Westside High School. While attending New York University, she was cast in the first National Tour of Les Misérables and toured the Far East as Eponine and Cosette. Joanna has appeared on Broadway in Grease and The Drowsy Chaperone. She has appeared with the Omaha Symphony and in regional theaters across the country. Last year she starred in the Off-Broadway show Rated P...For Parenthood and can be heard on the upcoming cast album.
“Hugo’s Paris During Les Mis—A Culturally Rich History”
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.
Featured Speaker—Jan Schneider Lund, Creighton University
Jan Schneider Lund is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Creighton University Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and an Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, The Order of Palmes Académiques is one of France’s oldest orders of Chivalry, (only the Légion d’Honneur is older), instituted by Emperor Napoleon in 1808, and modernized in 1955 by the French Government. The Order is the highest designation in teaching bestowed by the government of France and given to recognize and individual’s distinguished contribution to academia, education and the expansion of French culture.
$40 per person per evening includes French dinner, wine and discussion.
Proceeds from the series will go to fund future productions at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Call the Market Basket for reservations at (402) 397-1100.