Preview: Geibel Catholic High School rehearses 'Les Miserables'



Geibel Catholic High School will perform "Les Miserables" March 15-17 at the State Theater in Uniontown.

“It is one of the most famous and longest-running musicals in the world and has a universal message that everyone can relate to,” said senior Jared Beck, who is playing Jean Valjean.

“The musical follows Valjean’s life over many years, and it’s amazing to see someone change their life around and become a good person,” said Beck.

Beck’s role is vocally challenging.

“The vocal range is a dramatic tenor, so it has been very strenuous on my vocal chords to hit some of the notes,” said Beck.

Senior Olivia Rakas is playing two parts, Fantine and Enjolras.

“I love being two different characters,” she said.

That’s quite a task, but Rakas said all of the cast members have taken on difficult roles and are doing a great job.

“It’s like working with one big family because we all grew up together.  We all get along, and it really brings all of the different stereotypes together,” she said.

Nick Bell has directed shows at the school for 14 years and couldn’t be more proud of the students.

“They have great energy and personalities,” said Bell.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the State Theater.