Theater: Musicals

'Les Misérables'

Casting notice expires: May 23, 2013

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Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi
D. Ralphe, dir.; J. Glasband, prod.; Matthew Park, musical dir.; Becky Castells, choreo.

Production Description

Casting "Les Misérables," a sung-through musical based on the novel by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, and an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him to, but he is relentlessly tracked down by police inspector, Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin June 3; runs weekends July 20-Aug. 25 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay.


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