The Picketwire Players are proud to announce auditions for their 2014 summer musical – “Les Miserables”.
Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, “Les Miserables” sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution.
Epic, grand and uplifting, “Les Miserables” packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through, pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made “Les Miserables” a popular masterpiece. Directed by Tracey Salzbrenner, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. “Les Miserables” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Audition dates for “Les Miserables” will be May 27 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Picketwire Theatre. Callbacks, if needed, will be May 30 at the same time and place. Everyone is welcome to audition, no previous experience needed. If you plan to audition for a principal role, be prepared to perform a song featuring that character. For example, if you plan to audition for the role of Fantine, your selection could be “I Dreamed a Dream.” All other roles, including chorus members, may sing a song of their selection. If you are not familiar with the principal roles, do not worry; just come prepared to sing a song as this is a musical. If you are not interested in a solo, the chorus is the place for you.
Cast Type: Children in cast, ensemble cast – many featured roles, older role(s), showcases trained singers, star vehicle – male, and strong/large chorus. Casting notes: minimum three children (ages 10 and up), five men, four women, large featured ensemble. This show has an epic chorus, so all characters and chorus members are what make up the greater part of the show.
For any questions contact Tracey Salzbrenner at 469-7767 or call the Picketwire Center at 384-8320 and leave a message.