Senior, and veteran Bronx Prep musical theater star, Sahirah plays the role of "Cosette." When asked about the vibe at rehearsal, she says, "No one ever half-steps. Everyone is so full of desire to make it great. People are going all out during practice. The energy is just fantastic."
|Marius (Thomas) falls at Cosette's feet|
"Vocally [the role] is not a problem because I’m used to that kind of range of voice," Sahirah says, "but capturing Cosette’s softness and grace has been somewhat difficult. I have to make Cossette me but at the same time be true to her character. I get a lot of support from the cast. My teammates have been patient. They've waited for me to get it right."
|Cosette and Marius embrace as Eponine (Dianeiris) looks on longingly|
Interview by Simone Johnson