C.A.S.T. Students will present LES MISERABLES
The Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre (C.A.S.T.), under the direction of Fort Thomas Independent Schools’ theatre teacher and director, Jason Burgess, will produce LES MISERABLES.
LES MISERABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. 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.
Auditions for LES MISERABLES will take place at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, KY on Saturday, March 11th from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday, March 18th from 2pm to 5pm. Technical Design and Crew interviews will take place at Highlands as well on Saturday, March 11th from 9am to noon. All audition and crew interview information is located at www.castnky.com. You must be an incoming high school freshman to a graduating high school senior to audition for LES MISERABLES. Any student from any school in the tri-state area (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) may audition for LES MISERABLES and be considered for any role. Anyone interested in learning more about C.A.S.T. or any student interested in being a part of the production whether it is onstage or in a backstage capacity, C.A.S.T. will be hosting a Facebook live chat and simultaneously an Instagram Live chat on Tuesday, February 28th at 8pm. To participate on Facebook, just log on and like the Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre page. To participate on Instagram, just log on and follow castnky.
Performance dates for LES MISERABLES are Friday, July 21st thru Sunday, July 23rd and Friday, July 28th thru 30th. All performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Highlands High School located at 2400 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.
C.A.S.T. is a project for students in the Greater Cincinnati area who range from being incoming freshman to graduating seniors in high school. It was started with the idea of giving high school students a different avenue to be involved in a theatrical production and potentially master classes when schools are not in session. The program doesn’t just focus on acting in a production. The entire crew is made up of students including most of the designers for the different departments involved in creating a production. The ultimate goal is to open the doors of collaboration to students from different high schools in the Greater Cincinnati Area to create and produce a show together and to establish new relationships and create new friendships.