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Early auditions for “Les Miserables” at Grays Harbor College

Early auditions for Grays Harbor College’s Spring musical production of “Les Miserables” are slated for Saturday, October 12. The Tryouts will start at 10 a.m. at the Music Pavilion on the College’s main campus in Aberdeen.

Specifically, three males roles of Jean Valjean, Javert and Marius, plus the female lead Cosette will be cast after the October 12 auditions. Those trying out should be prepared to sing the epilogue, “Do You Hear the People Sing”.  Also, as an option (not required), auditioners may bring sheet music and sing 16 bars of a song of their own choosing.  

After these auditions are heard, people will be selected to stay for callbacks.  Selections for the first callbacks will include:  “Who Am I?” and “Bring Him Home” (Valjean); “Javert’s Suicide” (Javert); “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” (Marius); and “In My Life” (Cosette). Vocal numbers for second callbacks include “A Heart Full of Love (Reprise)” (Valjean, Marius and Cosette) and “The Confrontation” (Javert and Valjean).

According to director Brad Duffy, auditions for the remaining roles and the chorus of “Les Miserables” will take place on December 10 and 12. A separate audition for the children’s roles of Gavroche and Young Cosette will occur at a date and time yet to be determined.  The musical will be performed seven times in March at the Bishop Center. For further information about the auditions, contact Duffy at 360.538.4172, [email protected].

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Next to Normal auditions at GHC

Auditions for “Next to Normal,” the Fall musical production at Grays Harbor College, are scheduled for 7 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19, at the Bishop Center. The Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical will be performed the first two weekends of November, directed by GHC instructor Brad Duffy.

 

The cast includes four men and two women. “Next to Normal” explores how a suburban housewife copes with crisis and mental illness, with book and lyrics by Brian Yockey and music by Tom Kitt. The dramatic musical shows how far two parents will go to keep their family’s world intact.

 

For the auditions, men should plan on signing “I Am The One,” while women will sing “Superboy” or “I Miss the Mountains.” Those trying out may also prepare 16 measures of another song as well.

For more information about the auditions, contact Brad Duffy at [email protected] , 360.538.4172.

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