|Tuition||$375- Full Participation |
Limited scholarships are available, see form below
|Auditions||-Vocal auditions will be a virtual submission due June 1st|
-We will have both in person callbacks (acting) and virtual callbacks (vocal) by invitation on June 3rd
-If anyone registers after June 3rd they will be able to submit a virtual audition
-We will post the cast list by June 23rd
|Rehearsals||4 week program: July 12th- August 7th|
Mandatory tech week begins August 1st
Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday from 6:30p-10:00p
A full calendar is available below
|Performances||August 6th and 7th|
|Location||Rehearsal Location- First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St, MelrosePerformance Location- TBD|
Our Summer Session 2 will teach the theatrical process through production. This program will culminate in a production of the exciting and challenging musical masterpiece ‘Les Miserables: School Edition’.
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985. Featuring updated orchestrations based on the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival, Les Misérables School Edition also includes new support materials including a Reference Recording for rehearsals, an enhanced Director’s Guide and an expanded Study Guide.
In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.
Artistic Directors Thoughts: ‘Les Miserables’ is a timely now as it has ever been and I am thrilled to offer this as the second offering of our summer season for a new generation to learn from. This will be staged in a brand new way that feels fresh and will utilize a newly released version of the school edition. The characters of ‘Les Mis’, it majestic music and universal themes make it a game-changing experiences for audiences and actors alike.
PLEASE NOTE: Our high school/college productions are being creatively designed to adhere to social distancing with masks worn. We are restructuring how we normally do things with our students but promise a theatrical and educational experience that will be fun and challenging for all. These shows were specifically chosen because of our ability to design an experience that will be meaningful but safe.
SOME CHANGES TO OUR HIGH SCHOOL/ COLLEGE PROGRAMMING:
- We will be following BLP’s newly revised safety protocols (attached here)
- We will cap productions at 25 students. Once full we will maintain a waiting list.
-Audition Packet (Coming Soon)