The California Youth Conservatory (CYC), two-time winner for the San Diego A-List Award for “Best Theatre Group”, will present “Les Misérables” at the popular Lyceum Theatre in downtown San Diego from June 7 to 23. The cast features several talented professionals and up-and-coming young performers from the 92130 community.

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic saga that sweeps through three turbulent decades of 19th century France. Full of romance, passion, suspense and humanity, it is also the story of one man, the fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted against the pitiless and self-righteous Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture – as popularized by the recent motion picture.

CYC is excited to have the help of one of the industry’s most accomplished performers, Mr. Thomas O’Leary, who played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for more than 1,000 performances. Mr. O’Leary also played in the first national tour of Les Misérables, and is eager to bring his experience to bear on behalf of CYC Theatre.

The CYC production will not be the ‘School Edition’ version CYC has successfully staged in the past but, rather, the full-score, unrestricted version of the iconic musical. The rights to this full version have been unavailable to local companies until very recently, and CYC will be the first group in San Diego to bring this show to the local stage. Propelled by a Tony award-winning score from Claude-Michel Schonberg and librettist Herbert Kretzmer, this timeless masterpiece has moved audiences of all ages by its powerful story and magical score.

Tickets range from $22 to $32 and can be purchased at the Lyceum Theatre Box Office at 619-544-1000 or online at www.lyceumevents.org.

To learn more about CYC, upcoming production and summer opportunities available in 92130, visit www.cyctheatre.webs.com.