Ward Melville kids go all out in ‘Les Miserables’ performance


The costumes and set designs — and acting. Oh my!

Ward Melville High School student actors, musicians, set designers and seamstresses pooled efforts to produce a highly entertaining and engaging performance of the Broadway classic, “Les Misérables,” last weekend.

The cast in the high school’s musical on Dec. 10 and 11 took audiences on a journey through 19th century France during the 1832 June Rebellion through the eyes of French peasant Jean Valjean, who sought redemption after serving 19 years behind bars for stealing a loaf of bread.

Audiences were in awe of the young performers’ vocal talents and acting abilities, which were supported by a clearly talented pit orchestra and stage crew.

Ward Melville teacher Linda Contino directed the show, while the stage crew was overseen by teacher Steve Rogers.

The cast hit the stage for three performances. Audience members were required to wear face coverings and parties needed to be separated by at least six feet while seated.

Photos: courtesy of the Three Village Central School District.