Fredericksburg, TX – February 13, 2014 - Auditions for FTC’s Summer Musical Les Misérables will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3rd, 4th and 5th, at 7pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. All roles are available for audition. Auditioners are encouraged to attend Monday’s audition if at all possible. Attendance at all audition nights is not mandatory. At the audition, a CD player will be available to the play the song that you will prepare. Attendance at crunch week rehearsals, June 16th-19th is mandatory. The production will run weekends (Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00pm) June 20th-July 6th. Attendance at ALL performances is mandatory.
Individuals looking for a leading role are asked to pick up a packet at the FTC office located next to the theater (1668 Hwy 87 South). Included in the packet is the sheet music and backing track of a major solo the particular character sings in the show. Individuals looking to be in the chorus/ensemble are also asked to pick up a packet that will have a chorus number to prepare. Packets will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 17th.
Additional information about the auditions, including required songs and character descriptions, can be found on the theater company website www.fredericksburgtheater.org.
About Les Misérables:
Two Acts, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long