Published on: 9 August 2013

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company will stage one of its biggest productions yet when it presents Les Misérables (School Edition) at St Hilda’s Performing Arts Centre next week. Supporting the huge cast and crew are more than 70 parents and friends who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

Midnite Secretary Angela Perry said Friends of Midnite, the parent support group of the company, had been amazing in its support of the production. She said the steering committee, team co-ordinators and many helpers had been working around the clock to get the production ready.

“The various teams, including front of house, backstage, catering, hair and make-up, sewing, raffle and student ushers, have all been driven by chairperson Vitale Di Tullio,” she said. “Between them all they have sewed, cut, pasted, cooked, made cups of tea, telephoned, emailed, collected, lost sleep and so much more to help our cast of over 100 students look magnificent!”

Ms Perry made special mention of Anna Di Girolami, mother of Jordan (Year 8), who heads up the hair and make-up team. Mrs Di Girolami, a former professional make-up artist has donated all the make-up for the production.

She also highlighted the efforts of Maria Monaco Di Tullio, mother of Adam (Year 8), who has made and donated more than 100 rosettes to be worn by front of house parent helpers as part of a magnificently decorated, French-inspired front of house setting.

Les Misérables (School Edition) is on at St Hilda’s Performing Arts Centre (Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park) on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August, at 7.00pm, with a matinee performance on Sunday 18 August, at 2.30pm.

Tickets, $25 (standard) and $15 (concession)