DaySpring Presents...

Director’s Notes 

Two years ago we discussed the possibility of doing Les Miserables as a musical this year.  We knew our students had a long way to go and put a plan in action to get them to a skill level where they could handle this material. Not only have they risen to the level we aimed for, but they’ve gone far above and beyond to a place we never dreamed they would reach in two years, especially with such a huge gap in classes as well as a lost summer show because of the pandemic.  


These students have put hours of training in with class time, voice lessons, working on their material outside of class, reading the book, researching their character, and doing all they could to make this show the best it could be.  There have been several times in this process where we look at each other and go “Can you believe we’re doing LES MIS!?!?!”  


It has been an incredible and rewarding process seeing these students grow and excel and being able to experience digging into this material on all levels, emotionally and mentally.  To then be able to do it live for you this weekend is the absolute cherry on top!  It’s been 2 years almost exactly since these students have been on stage in front of a live audience and we cannot wait for you to see the difference two years and a lot of hard work can do!


To our cast, we are SO proud of you!


  • April McCandless, Director

  • Meredith Todd, Music Director

Special Thanks 

  • Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with costumes, props, load-in & out, and front of house jobs.

  • Charity Sharity for donations of fabric. 

  • Special thanks to Andrew McCandless

  • ITC for lighting and audio equipment

  • SBP Image Solutions for transportation 

  • Jill Horn for lending costumes

  • Amanda Strupp for donating basically all the lovely lady and student costumes and more

  • Missouri Baptist University for props


Artistic Team 

Music Director
Technical Director
Set & Lighting Design
Sound Designer
Sound Technician
Costume Design
Costume Assistant

April McCandless 
Meredith Todd
Quentin J. Cockerham
Quentin J. Cockerham
Larry Jost
Laura Roberts
April McCandless
Jennifer Erickson
Julie A. Merkle

Tech Crew

Stage Manager
Reh. Stage Manager
Crew Head
Ast. Stage Manager
Light Board Operator
Stage Crew
Wardrobe Assistants

Andrew Brantley
Hannah Lozano
Allen Moore
Mia Watson
Stella McClymont
Mia Watson, Hannah Lozano
Allen Moore, Mia Watson
Hannah Lozano, Abby Garrett


Act One... 

(15-Minute Intermission) 

Act Two... 

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