Heartwood and Lincoln Academy (LA) announce auditions for their fall 2022 musical production, which will mark the 20th season of their collaboration, a unique relationship which began with a production of “Les Miserables” in 2004.
Auditions will be held in the Poe Theater, 81 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle, on Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7, from 2:40 to 4 p.m. Students should register at the door and will be seen in the order that they arrive.
Current plans are to celebrate the 20th Anniversary and introduce a whole new generation of students to “Les Miserables,” which requires a cast of more than 30. The production will be staged by Griff Braley, with musical direction by Beth Preston. Students from all area high schools, homeschoolers, incoming LA freshman, new students (and local 7th and 8th graders with experience in theater) are welcome and encouraged to audition. There are many roles in “Les Miserables” that require only large group singing.
For the audition: Young actors interested in playing one of the children (Gavroche or Little Cossette) should come with those songs prepared. Students should prepare a short piece of music that showcases their vocal range and interpretation ability. Actors who are not primarily singers may give a short (60 second) acting monologue.
If cast, students will be expected to prepare solos and duets over the summer, in preparation for rehearsals, right at the beginning of school in the fall. Music Director Beth Preston, will be available to assist students over the summer with song learning and vocal development.
Questions should be emailed to Griff Braley, firstname.lastname@example.org.