Staff Report

Three seventh-grade girls from the Santa Ynez Valley will have prominent roles in a Broadway-style production of “Les Miserables” at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on May 19 and 20.

The classic musical, performed by the Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre under the direction of the Adderley School of Performing Arts, will feature a live orchestra and a cast of about 30 children ranging in age from 8 to 16.

Vera Sieck of Ballard, who attends the Providence School in Santa Barbara, will play Eponine in the 5 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 19.

Brielle Saarloos of Los Olivos, who attends Dunn School, will play Eponine in the 6 p.m. performance on Sunday, May 20.

Cassidy Sweetland of Solvang, who attends Solvang School, will play a variety of roles in each of the four weekend performances.

Tickets are on sale now through the Lobero Theatre box office and at Shows are at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

The production is supported in part by the Montecito Recovery Project, which will provide 100 complimentary tickets to victims of the recent fire and mudslide disasters and to disadvantaged youth in the area.

The SBYET troupe presented “Les Miserables” at the Lobero in 2014 to wide critical acclaim. One of the performers in that show, Jack Grazer, went on to star in the recent Stephen King movie thriller “It.”

The Adderley School, with locations in Santa Barbara, Pacific Palisades and Austin, Texas, is nationally known for grooming young actors, singers and dancers for stage, movie and television careers. The school’s founder, Janet Adderley, is a former Broadway performer (“Starlight Express”) and television actress.