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Students Shine in ‘Les Misérables’

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Students thespians from Glen Cove High School’s Masquers recently delivered an outstanding rendition of “Les Misérables School Edition” for family members, peers and community members.

The world-renowned play, set in 19th-century France, tells the tale of Jean Valjean, who is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Valjean breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life. He begins a lifelong struggle for redemption, but is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe he can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter.

“Words cannot express the pride that I feel as the music director and conductor for the Masquers students. These kids took the daunting task of preparing and performing one of the hardest theatrical pieces in the repertoire with ease. To see that level of focus and commitment from our kids was just inspiring,” director Ed Norris said. “To have this show come out the way it did, especially with all of the obstacles is something that I will never forget. 

Mr. Norris expressed his gratitude to stage director Chakira Doherty for her spirit and vision, and to all of the students for their continued commitment to excellence. Bravo!