Les Mis Preview


Kate Murray

Ensemble members collaborate for a dance number at one of the first rehearsals.

Kate Wolfe, Reporter

From Broadway to high schools Les Miserables has arrived at City High. This weekend, the City High drama department will be presenting its rendition of this Tony-award-winning musical.

Over two hours long and with a cast of over 50 members, Les Mis is notorious for being incredibly challenging.

“Yeah, it was a big risk to choose it but I think it’s definitely paying off,” said Francesca Brown ‘21.

“It’s really, really long originally,” said Scout Wyckoff ‘21, “but I think we’ve done a really good job of shortening the time down while still keeping all the scenes in. It’s just about two and a half hours.”

The actors have been rehearsing since February and while they initially had trouble mastering the songs and timing they have definitely seen improvement in their own work as rehearsals went on.

“At first we were really worried because we weren’t getting it in time. It was almost tech week and we weren’t doing very well,” said Ana Van Beek ‘21. “But, since tech week, people have really buckled down and started to get serious about it and I think that it’s going to go really well.”

Showtimes are Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm.