Salem Hills High School presents Les Misérables, school edition. Les Mis, one of the greatest musicals of all time, is based on Victor Hugo’s novel about social change and political revolution in 19th century France. Boublil and Schonber’s musical is a powerful examination of justice, change and redemption. Les Mis will play at Salem Hills High School November 18 -22 at 7:00p.m. This very talented all student cast includes DeGrey Christensen as Jean Valjean and Seth Mason as Inspector Javert, along Landon Copling as Thenardier, Jill Broadhead as Madame Thenardier, Zac Heywood as Enjorlas, Charlie Flint as Marius, Rachel Paulson as Fantine and Craig Applegate as the Bishop, with Amanda Pray as Cosette and Andraya Salcido as Eponine. Polly Dunn is directing and choreographing the production. She commented “When we decided to do Les Mis this year, I immersed myself in the music and started studying different productions…wow! This story is so deeply moving and the music drives the emotion into our souls. The students are so excited. They have come to rehearsals completely committed and prepared to work. This show is going to be an incredible experience for all of us and our hope is to share that completely with our audiences. There is much that has to happen to pull this all together. We would appreciate any contribution of time, talent or resources.” The cast has been rehearsing since the second week of school and there are about 150 students involved with different aspects of this production. Some classes at the school are helping with costumes, marketing, makeup, props, scenery, music, and production. Parents of cast members are also helping with publicity, construction, props, costumes, and scenery. “We knew we had to do this show! We are excited about Les Miserables! We have incredible students, supportive parents, and huge goals! The music is going to be beautiful, exciting, and compelling! We need your help! If you have a unique contribution to offer, we need you!” said Justin Bills, musical director. For music this year we are trying something new. The Hale Center used a new technology for 110 in the Shade that we are going to try. We will use taped music, but the tape can be "directed." We will also use a 20 piece live orchestra. Justin Bills will conduct the tape and orchestra. We are really excited to try this because with our talented musicians along with the tape, it will have a full orchestral sound and we will still be using our students. It is brand new technology and we are one of the first high schools to be using it. This show is huge and we are still a new school with limited resources. We are hoping that we will get a great deal of support from the school, student body, and community to be able to present a first rate production. We hope everyone will join us in November for an exciting show! Put Les Miserable on your calendars and be sure to attend! Tickets are $5 students, $7 Adults $25 Families. Tickets can be purchased at and Salem Hills High School Finance office or from any cast member.