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The Bronx Prep Performing Arts Academy offers 5th-12th grade students an intensive Performance Studies experience spanning speech, theater, musical theater, stagecraft, directing and more.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love. Uprising. Redemption. "Les Mis" brings audiences to tears at Bronx Prep...

The convicts enter... "Look Down!"

The bishop intercedes and shows Valjean mercy

Valjean makes his fateful choice

"At the End of the Day"

Fantine remembers her former life in "I Dreamed a Dream"

Lovely Ladies lure Fantine to her doom

Little Cosette dreams of a better life

"Master of the House, isn't worth my spit..."

Everybody raise a glass to the "Master of the House!"

Gavroche struts his (her) stuff...

The students lament the passing of General LaMarque

Javert demands order

Cosette and Marius fall in love

The students prepare for battle

"On My Own"

Red: The blood of angry men!

Eponine's death

"Bring Him Home"

Javert wrestles with his fate

Javert's suicide

Madame Thenardier shows her husband who's boss

Jean Valjean writes his last confession

"Do You Hear the People Sing?"

The audience is on its feet

The musicians take a bow!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Les MiserĂ¡bles: Opening Night Preparations!

After nearly five months of preparation, arduous vocal rehearsals, set building, costume designing, and creating intense personal connections to this complex and challenging show, opening night finally arrives! Here's a glimpse backstage as actors, directors, musicians and crew prepare.

Sahirah adjusts Milly's makeup
Mavelyn prepares
Brian shows off his 'burns
No stage-fright for these veteran thespians
Q pencils in Javert's evil eyebrows
Room 201 buzzes with activity
Gathering for a pre-show pep-talk

Manuela and Mariana share a laugh
William is ready for his close-up
Returning alumni Brianne perfects Monei's make-up
Kurtis chills in his constable outfit
Emily checks her mic
Fatumata: beaming as usual
Lights, Camera, Action: Ben and Lou are ready to roll
Dr. K and the musicians get into their places
William, about to make his stage debut, struts his stuff with Denisse, Q and Julie

Click here for more behind-the-scenes photos!

All photo credits: Alejandro Duran