Senior Sam Wolfsberg in rehearsal as Jean Valjean in the LAHS Olions production of Les Miserables. Tickets are available at LAHSOLions.org. Photo courtesy LAPS
BY OLIVIA LONG
The Los Alamos High School Olions are performing Les Miserables this month at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Senior Sam Wolfsberg, who has starred in several Olions productions over the years, was cast in the role of Jean Valjean. Here is a recent interview with Sam:
What is Les Miserables about?
Les Miserables is about my character development; Jean Valjean after being sent to prison for 19 years. The musical is set in the early 1800s just after the French Revolution and revolves around the lives of people subjected to poverty due to government upheaval. Moreover, it shows the triumphs, defeat and rebirth of a man whom society shunned as nothing more than a prisoner.
What made you want to play the role of Jean Valjean?
I’ve been in love with Les Miserables since I was 9 years old. I wanted to play the role of Jean Valjean as soon as it was decided that the springtime musical would be Les Miserables because I really admire stories that include a lot of character growth, and all the change in who Valjean is as a that person, depending on what he endures is really fun to play.
Why should people come to see Les Miserables?
Because it’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and support local theatre! And see your mate
community members and high school students who have put in a lot of hard work and commitment share their passions.
Tickets for the LAHS Olions Les Miserables production are on sale now at LAHSOLions.org
Showtimes are at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10; Friday March 11; Saturday March 12; Friday 18th March; and Saturday March 19. There is a matinee on Saturday March 19 at 2 p.m. All performances take place at the Duane Smith Auditorium.