Anchorage theater-goers should know that the heartfelt musical Les Miserables is being presented at Colony High School in Palmer. The teachers and students have worked incredibly hard for months preparing for performances the next two weekends Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:00 PM with Saturday matinees at 1:00 PM through Feb. 21.
The action takes place on a revolving stage, with dramatic smoke and lighting effects. The lead singers and choruses have wonderful voices, and the orchestra does an admirable job. Though the music is difficult, everyone carries it off. It's wonderful that Colony has such dedicated choir, band, set design, and costuming teachers working together with the students to create such a fine drama. It's well worth the trip to the Valley to see Les Mis!
- Shonti Elder, Wasilla