Essex High School theater students staged their first dress rehearsal of the epic French musical “Les Miserables” on Monday afternoon. The two-and-a-half hour show is entirely sung through and boasts a demanding vocal score. (Photo by Michaela Halnon)
Dozens of students bustled through the Essex High School auditorium with purpose on Monday, strapping on costumes and breaking into vocal warm-up drills as they straightened hairpieces and located new props before beginning their first dress rehearsal.
Including cast, crew and orchestra pit members, the production has a whopping 76 participants — more than any sport in the district, director Aly Perry noted.