GILFORD — The Streetcar Company community theater group will hold open auditions for their musical presentation of Les Miserables at First United Methodist Church on Rte. 11A in Gilford on Sunday, January 5 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
The Tony Award winning musical is a huge undertaking for the company and director J Alward is looking for dozens of actors and actresses to fill the numerous roles. Those auditioning should prepare a brief musical selection to be performed a cappella or with accompaniment as well as a short dramatic monologue. Once cast there is a production fee of $30 dollars which will include the company dues.
Show dates will be April 25-27 at the Inter-Lakes Community auditorium. As well as the many on stage performers Alward, along with producer, Erin Fitzmaurice are looking for help with several production positions including, costumes, set construction, properties, sound and lights.
After receiving popular acclaim in London, 'Les Miz' was first produced on Broadway in 1986, and has gone on to become the second longest-running musical in the world after The Fantasticks. Several revivals, national tours, concert and a major motion picture adaptation have helped to make Les Miserables one of the most popular musicals ever staged. The show has been produced in forty-two countries and translated into 21 languages.