The Kidz R Us Theatre Company based at St Ives Theatre will celebrate its 29th season with three exciting productions. 

The first, at Easter is a home grown offering with an exciting collection of songs from popular shows called Marvellous Musicals, which will feature a mixed cast of children and adults.

The performances will feature three casts including over 40 children plus adults from more than 18 towns.

The second production is Annie Jr based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure,” NCTC’s website said.

The third , set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 35th year. 

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.

Jean Valjean has lost everything. After nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s family, starting life over as a convict is proving impossible. But when a fated encounter with a Bishop teaches him mercy and redemption, Valjean vows to devote his life to good. It proves harder than he thought. Raising a rescued orphan in a country wrapped up in a student-led French revolution effort, while being hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, it’s all Valjean can do to keep his head above water.

The multi award winning company Kidz R Us provides fantastic entertainment and fun, high quality training in the performing arts for children and young adults. Their vision is to “be leaders in engaging area youth in the power of performing arts to enrich their lives.”