Weston Olson


Rachel Rincione

The College of Performing Arts reported last year Theatre alum Rachel Rincione (’02) landed a role in the ensemble in the new 25th anniversary U.S. touring company of Les Miserables.  Now she is joined by Music alum Weston Olson (’04) in the role of Courfeyrac!  The tour will stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa June 12-July 2, 2012.  Says Rachel, “What began as a bare bones rehearsal in a studio in New York has blossomed into a crazy, fun, wild ride across the United States.  Being on tour with a production like Les Mis is one of the most fantastic, fulfilling, fun, crazy, educational experiences of my life.  The audiences have responded amazingly and our fan base is incredible.  Traveling from city to city and watching how this show touches people is what makes life as an actor so worth it. I know for a fact that I would have never been able to book a job like this without the time I spent at Chapman.  A big thank you to all my teachers who gave me the necessary skills to really pursue my dream!”  The website for ticket/tour information: www.lesmis.com/us-tour/.