Lethbridge, AB: The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a staged version of LES MISÉRABLES during the 2013-2014 Season. Director Fran Rude and Music Director Ken Rogers join forces with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra once again to produce a musical theatre favourite for the community of Lethbridge.
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES 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, LES MISÉRABLES is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece.
Directors Rude and Rogers will be holding open auditions for minor principal and ensemble roles. “The ensemble is not a typical musical theatre chorus, as there are many solo character roles with challenging opportunities for actor/singers, “states director Rude. Auditions will be held February 25 & 26 at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, and call backs will be held on March 1. These auditions will be held for adults. Children’s audition will be held at a later date.
“The LSA is very honoured to have obtained the rights to LES MISÉRABLES and are looking forward to working with Rude, Rogers and the community to produce this hit musical,” says President Sandy Brunelle.
LES MISÉRABLES will be presented in mid-December as part of the 2013-2014 Master Series. Tickets will be available in mid-June for season subscribers and early September for general sales. More details regarding tickets, pricing, dates and location will be announced in early June with the announcement of the entire 2013-2014 season.
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Two Acts, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG
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.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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