Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 11:44 am
This month Encore! Theatre Arts will hold auditions for its Fall 2010 show selection and 2010-11 season opener, "Les Misérables" (School Edition).
Auditions will be held at Holy Family School, 44 Lake Road in Le Roy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 and at 7 p.m. Thursday, and at noon, Saturday, July 24.
Callbacks to follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 24.
All rehearsals will be in Le Roy beginning at the end of July. Rehearsals will be
from 12 to 3 p.m. during the summer.
"Les Miserables" is an epic story recounting the struggle against adversity in 19th Century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process.
The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.
For this unique production, Encore! Theatre Arts seeks actors/singers from ages 10 to 19, no older than recent high school graduates. Please prepare 32 bars of a classical musical theatre song (no pop/rock musicals, please). Bring a copy of the music for the accompanist. There will be no a cappella auditions allowed.
The show will be directed by Lynda Hodgins with vocal direction by Eric Traugott. Encore! Theatre Arts is planning Oct. 29, 30 and 31 performance dates at Wolcott Street Auditorium in Le Roy. For more information, audition pieces and show dates, visit