November 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2016

Les Misérables (Javert)
Fundación Teatro Nacional Sucre
Guayaquil, Ecuador
South America

In response to the Teatro Nacional Sucre's (2016) sold-out Ecuadorian Premiere of the Internationally acclaimed musical, Les Misérables (in which Gerbrandt starred as Inspector Javert), Gerbrandt now marks his debut with the Teatro Sanchez Aguilar in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in a remounting of the same work/production.  In addition to Les Misérables, Gerbrandt has previously sung with the National Theatre for both West Side Story and Faust, performing the roles of Riff and Valentin, respectively.

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 70 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo's novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment.  He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.  Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.  His world view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.

PERFORMANCES: NOVEMBER 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2016
Teatro Sanchez Aguilar
Guayaquil, Ecuador