About Les Miserables
Steele Canyon High School presents the world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables. This modern classic, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, features one of the most memorable scores of all time. The production includes over 100 students in the cast, crew and orchestra. According to Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella and Music Director, Heather Luck, Steele Canyon High School musicals are unique as they are the only school in the area to perform with live orchestral accompaniment.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean (Jackson Shaffer), released from years of unjust imprisonment, finds only mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption. He is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (Sean Huitt), who does not believe Valjean can be reformed. Valjean aids a struggling working-class woman, Fantine (Rosie Barrack), by becoming a guardian to her child, who is poorly treated by her paid caregivers, the Thénardier’s (Tyler Hicks & Claire Doucet). The play progresses to the Paris student uprising of 1832, led by Enjolras (Ryan Singer), where a young Eponine (Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur) sacrifices everything for the love of a student revolutionary, Marius (Brice Cloke). Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves Marius, who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cosette (Morgan Feeney Ingraham). Poignant, epic and uplifting, Les Misérables illustrates the triumph of the human spirit. “Do You Hear The People Sing?”
Steele Canyon High School
The Steele Canyon Players are rising stars in the local high school theater scene. Under the direction of Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella and Musical Director, Heather Luck, students in the Steele Canyon High School drama and music departments produce an annual Fall Semester play and an annual Spring Semester Musical. The Spring Production of The Sound of Music was named the Best High School Musical at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards after the first year of entering the competition that celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre.
Steele Canyon Charter High School is a California charter high school located near the eastern San Diego County communities of Jamul, Rancho San Diego, and Spring Valley. Opened in 2000, the school serves students in grades 9 through 12. Steele Canyon has operated as a charter school since July 1, 2007.