Soundstage Productions is hosting auditions for their upcoming production of the musical Les Misérables.
Males and females over the age of 15 are invited to the audition on Sept. 8 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort ballroom. Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“Don’t be shy,” said Lynne Leydier, director of Soundstage Productions. “Don’t be afraid to audition, I try to make it as painless as possible for those that haven’t auditioned for anything before. I hear so often from people saying they would love to be in the show and it looks like fun but they don’t sing and a lot of the times the production isn’t even about that.”
Organizers suggest to bring your favourite song, O Canada! or a song from the show.
“We are really hoping to attract some young guys. We see these guys that sing in bands, or play folk music at the coffee shop and they don’t think of themselves to be part of this. There are a few leads in this production, but really it is an ensemble show and the music is fabulous. There also isn’t a lot of dancing so that aspect shouldn’t scare people away,” said Leydier.
Soundstage Productions is looking for a cast of about 30 to be in the Les Misérables production that will take place at the Penticton Lakeside Jan. 22 to 25. Leydier said anyone interested in helping behind the scenes or has questions about the auditions are encouraged to contact her.
For more information Leydier can be reached at 250-493-9787, 250-490-6091 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.