Art & Culture

Review: Les Miserables: A castle on a cloud comes to Hollister

Local theater grows up in Hollister

Saturday, July 12, marked the second performance of Les Miserables by the San Benito Stage Company and I saw both performances. I went to opening night on Friday and was truly blown away by the quality of the performances, the music, and the staging. San Benito Stage Company has transformed the humble stage at San Benito High School into 1815 France!

I'm no theater critic–not by a long shot–so I won't go on to discuss the different actors or the technical qualities of the production. I do want to share with my fellow Hollisterians that this is musical theater that is very entertaining and filled with very strong performances that had me variously laughing ("Master of the House") and crying (no spoilers here!).

San Benito Stage Company has put together a gem of a production.

Canned Food Drive

$1 from each individual ticket sold for Les Misérables will be donated to the Community Food Bank of San Benito County, which provides more than 110,000 meals each month to local families in need.

In addition, please bring two cans of non-perishable food to any performance of Les Misérables for a raffle ticket to the nightly prize drawing.

Ticket Prices

Single Ticket (advance or at the door): $16
Senior/Student/Child: $13
Four tickets (advance sales only): $47

San Benito High School Auditorium, 1220 Monterey St. in Hollister

Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m.    
Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

For more information, click here.