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Wetzel County Schools to Present Les Miserables

By Staff | Nov 30, 2016

Photos by Chad Turner The set of Les Miserables, currently under construction.

The schools of Wetzel County will be combining their arts programs in order to give a live presentation of the play “Les Miserables” which will be available for public viewing Dec. 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m., held at Magnolia High School’s auditorium. A 2 p.m. showing will beh eld Sunday, Dec. 11.The play is presented by The Griffin Players, which includes students from Magnolia, Paden City, Hundred, and Valley

Not only will the students be performing live, but they will also be accompanied by a live orchestra composed of local band directors and other music affiliates. All together there will be an estimated 45-50 students in the play and 25-30 participants in the orchestra.

It was the idea of the students to perform “Les Miserables,” knowing it would take a collective effort of all area schools. They feel confident in their abilities and are proud to be putting on such an intricate play for the community. Although when asked, a few students expressed concern for working with a live orchestra since the timing will have to be impeccable; yet with enough practice, anything can be achieved.

It was noted that The Griffin Players are the smallest competitors at the Thespian Awards, and they are led by Dan Henthorn who has over thirty years of experience in theatre and working with actors.

General admission for the event will be $8 while reserved seating will be $10.

Tickets are also available online at www.pchsthes.wix.com/lesmis. For further information you may call 304-280-6046.