Les Misérables


Published in 1862, Les Misérables is one of the longest running musicals of all time, featuring the stories of an escaped convict, a poverty stricken mother, and a violent uprising. Running many shows for over a century, the musical has now arrived at Air Academy High School.

One of the musical’s directors, Susan Manst, expressed a joyous attitude to the upcoming release of this school musical.

“It is a powerful story of love and redemption that has thrilled audiences all over the world,” said Manst. “We are delighted to be taking on the immense challenge of producing such a difficult production and are extremely proud of the cast, crew, and musicians for rising to our high expectations.”

The crew has been working on this musical for nearly a year. According to Manst, they decide which musicals are going to be performed for the school year the April before the year starts. They spend time with the scripts, tech, cast, music, and more until the day it airs. The crew wastes no time preparing, and the work they put in is incredible. The amount of people who work on the project is also very impressive. “My guess is between 75 to 80 people,” said Manst, “There’s the builders, designing light and sound, there’s a live orchestra in the pit, and there’s a huge cast of about 44 people.”

If you are interested in seeing this performance, the dates of viewing will be March 15th, 16th, and 17th; all shows begin at 7:00 PM. The musical costs $8.00 for students and $12.00 for adults.