Auditions for Les Mis

Nov 27 2017 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild Center for the Arts

Purple Door Youth Theater, an educational branch of the Northfield Arts Guild, will host auditions for Les Misérables (school edition) from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, and 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.  Auditions for this all-student production of the Tony Award winning musical take place at the Northfield Arts Guild Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street S., Northfield. 

Rehearsals will begin in January 2017. Les Misérables performances are March 9-11 and March 15-18 at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 W. Third St. More information and audition tips are available by visiting the Education page at

Students in grades 5 through 12 from across the region are encouraged to try out for the many roles both on and off stage.  To view the character descriptions, find music to prepare, and to sign up for a 30-minute audition slot, call 507-645-8877 or visit  Students interested in working with the technical side of theater are asked to attend the auditions for a technician interview; however tech candidates need not prepare anything in advance. 

Each Purple Door Youth Theater session provides both a full-scale production and theater training; there is a nominal tuition cost.  Direction and instruction is provided by Rachel Haider (Director), Liz Shepley (Music Director), Jana Hirsch (Choreographer) and Tania Legvold (Costumer).  Through hands-on-theater experiences, students will be involved with every aspect of producing the show. 

Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks parole to create a new life for himself.  Set in post-revolutionary France, the story is an emotional masterpiece that has thrilled audiences all over the world. Les Misérables (school edition) has been abridged, but is still rated PG-13 and continues to maintain the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written.   Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel.  Additional Material by James Fenton, Based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

Purple Door Youth Theater is sponsored by Kevin Ely and Jerry Fox, and by Schieck Orthodontics.  2017-18 Northfield Arts Guild Education programs are sponsored by Northfield News.  

This activity is made possible by the voter of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.





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