Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present this year’s Spring musical, Les Misérables, based on the story by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. This celebrated musical cuts to the core of our humanity with it’s moving portrayal of selfless love, and the revolutionary spirit. Les Misérables tells Victor Hugo’s uncompromising tale of the struggle between justice, mercy and redemption in the harsh world of early 19th century France. Les Misérables is an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion and sacrifice – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
The cast is comprised of 75 of Woodinville High School’s students, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from theatre, to choir, to band, to wrestling and football - including seniors Katy Bordonaro, Gabe Draper, Josh Eagle, Tessa Eldred, Connor Everest, Kira Fontana, Sophie Hall, Christian Hanson, Samantha Hordyk, Rebekah Kamer, Anna Kucinski, Kathryn Lampe, Caitlyn Lee, Sonja Marcus, Ryan Martin, Zach Martino, Leah Matthews, Chase Mesaros, Derek Mulkins, Kevin Roundhill, Hamza Siddiqui, Sebastian Stafford, Kayin Thompson and Ethan Yee. The cast is supported by a pit orchestra from the WHS music department, including seniors Rachel Baca, Michael Fletcher, Mitchell Johnson, Sophie Schmidt, and Sean Thompson, The large unit-set, is representative of revolutionary era France, giving the setting a sense of the broken, poor and desperate people of France. Crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program handle the technical aspects of the show, from set building and lighting to publicity. Senior technical theatre students include: Alec Savoye (Stage Manager), Torquil Carmichael and Courtney Holleman (Paint), Courtney Holleman, Rebekah Kamer and Lily Gearhart (Costumes), and Sonja Marcus (House Manager).
The show is directed, designed and produced by Josh Butchart; Mason Cole is the Music Director; Loren Tanksley is Pit Director; Eva Stone is Choreographer; with support from Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound), Marsha Stueckle and Karen Severson (Costumes) and Katharina Muller (Producer) and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Susan Lampe.