Theater company to hold auditions for 'Les Miserables' on March 3-5

Fredericksburg Theater Company will hold auditions for “Les Misérables,” at 7 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, March 3-5, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. Highway 87 South.

All roles are available for audition.

Those auditioning 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 play the song that each singer has prepared.

The production will run weekends (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.) from June 20 to July 6. Attendance at all performances is mandatory.

Attendance at crunch week rehearsals, June 16-19 is also mandatory.

Individuals looking for a leading role are asked to pick up a packet, now available at the FTC office located next to the theater.

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.

“Les Mis” is performed in two acts through song and operetta, and is rated PG. It is set in 19th century France and focuses on Jean Valjean, who is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment. He tries to begin a new life while trying to avoid the police inspector Javert.

Additional information about the auditions, including required songs and character descriptions, can be found on the theater company website www.fredericksburgtheater.org.

Jim Weisman, who previously directed the FTC production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will direct “Les Mis.”

Also, auditions for the FTC’s August production of “The Fantasticks” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19 at the theater.

More information on the production is available by contacting FTC executive director Julie Voorhees at jvoorhees@fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling 830-997-3588.

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