THEATER REVIEW: Don’t Miss Les Mis!

Falls Church Times Staff

November 19, 2010

Our family went to see Les Miserables at George Mason High School last night and I have some advice for you:  Run, don’t walk, to buy your ticket for this show. Strong leads, melodic orchestra, fabulous cast, and professional sets combine to make this a sophisticated, entertaining evening for only $8. The students had amazing stage presence, and sound and projection were excellent.  Effectively using lighting and screens, the staging matched the students’ performances.  Costuming was professional and in keeping with the musical’s setting. 

Given the size of George Mason High School, Pamela Ricker has done a masterful job of maximizing the pool of talent for a very ambitious musical.  I have to say, it was as enjoyable as any London or Broadway production I’ve seen … including Les Miserables

For less than the price of a movie ticket, you can enjoy local theater at its best (and the Harry Potter movie will be around for a while).  So come see what a small high school can do.  Tickets are on sale at George Mason High School both Friday and Saturday nights at 6:00 pm with the auditorium doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  The show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Please note that the show will be reviewed by the Cappies, the area student- theater criticism program, on Friday, November 19, which means there will be 50 fewer seats available than usual. For more information on Cappies, visit

November 19, 2010 


2 Responses to “THEATER REVIEW: Don’t Miss Les Mis!”

  1. Christine Nowroozi on November 20th, 2010 7:57 am

    Wow, I am so glad we ran to GMHS last night! Les Miserables was an amazing achievement and a truly memorable performance. CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to all the students and staff involved. I cannot rave enough. Those of you who are fortunate enough to see the production tonight (Sat)-enjoy!

  2. Alison Kutchma on November 20th, 2010 8:30 am

    Annette is right — Run – Don’t walk to see this play! What an oppportunity. Don’t miss out on this one!

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