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Final touches put on high school production of ‘Les Miserables’

Week 11 of rehearsals — the time and the week where the full cast ensemble, complete orchestra, lighting and sound technicians, costumes and props, and backstage crew come together to mesh and blend the sounds, movements and pictures that will be “Les Miserables.”

The young performers in the production have been in rehearsal most days for almost three months, having taken on a show deemed difficult and challenging for even the largest of high schools in the country, let alone a small mountain town school district. 

The musical, now in its 25th year of production around the world, remains timely and relevant as it explores universal issues of courage and bravery, hardships and struggles, joy, love and heartbreak. 

Our students have more than risen to the occasion in preparing vocally, learning a different style of music, and becoming more technically adept at the art of singing.  Kudos to Dan Burch, music director, also to Venita Burch, Sally Neel and Darcy DeGuise for their tireless work in helping our performers bring out their best. 

“Les Miserables” opens May 3, then plays May 5, 6 and 7  starting at 7 p.m. at the high school.  The PSHS music and theater departments are supported and mentored by the Pagosa Springs Music Boosters, our parents and community volunteers.  Help keep the performing arts alive in our Pagosa schools. 

Tickets are available at the high school, the Chamber of Commerce, and at the door.  “Dream the dream” with our cast.

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