...Even the darkest night will end and the Sun will rise!
Les Miserables was performed at GlenOak High School in February of 2018. The cast list was exceptional and each of us spent in depth hours studying up to get into character. I was especially lucky to get to work with some of my closest friends. We were under the amazing direction of Brian Kieffer and Amy Sima-Dirham, who had both directed hundreds of shows to this point and together have their own, unique talents and special skills that made this show so great.
Meet The Directors
Mr. Kieffer is the head of the choir program at Glenoak High School and is renown for his excellence in teaching skills and piano playing, holding multiple awards in each. Along with this role, he serves as the music director for all musicals at the school.
Mrs. Dirham is a renown actress, and director and even owns her own preformance studio. Her many years of expirience make her a very suitable and talented director. She serves as the visual and stage director for all plays as well as musicals at Glenoak High School.
Blaydes is one of the most talented dance instructors in the state of Ohio, and deserves all praises she is awarded. She turns boys with two left feet into men making even the hardest of dances look easy. She serves as a dance teacher and the choreographer for all ballet's and school musicals.
I was not only excited, but honored to portray the role of Javert in Les Miserables. For almost the first time in my life, I was cast in a role that wasn't the comic relief. This role was so much fun to play because it felt so real. I was also forced to make my actions and emotions bigger due to the lack of dialogue in the musical.
Sharing the stage with me once again was the amazingly talented Colin O'Conner. He was only a sophomore at the time, but he has an extensive history with theatre. Not only is he an amazing colleague and someone I would die to work with again, but he was a wonderful friend who I hold very dear to myself.