As Forbidden Broadway discovered years ago, few shows are more ripe for the kidding than Les Miserables, that grand epic about Jean Valjean, ex-con, bread stealer and notorious name changer, moving throughout France at the beginning of a revolution.
Adding their own farcical take to the material is Sacramento's Fantasy Theatre For Children, which will tour their slapstick version of Victor Hugo's story to schools, Jan. 6-March 7, 1997. A special performance for the public will be held at the B Street Theatre (on B Street), Jan. 25.
Fantasy Theatre was founded in 1986 by "thirtysomething's" Timothy Busfield. The troupe performs over 350 times a year and have, by now, performed for more than 1.7 million Northern California children.
For tickets and information on Fantasy Theatre For Children and/or their production of Les Miserables, call (916) 442-5635.
--By David Lefkowitz