Auditions begin for musical

Sarah Lee

Students will audition for the upper school fall musical “Les Miserables” in the choral room on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Les Misérables” tells the story of several characters living during the Paris Uprising of 1832.

Because there are no spoken lines, all students auditioning are required to sing.

Students can complete their singing and dancing auditions on either day.

Performing arts teachers Ted Walch and Michelle Spears said they chose the musical because they felt that students would be able to relate to its story of revolution driven by the youth.

“We are in such political turmoil right now,” Walch said. “‘Les Miserables’ is about political turmoil and young people trying to make a difference.”

The performing arts department encourages students to audition for the show regardless of having musical theater or acting experience.

Audition materials for the musical can be found online.

Callbacks will be held from Sept. 6 to 7.