Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday… that’s it! The Outlaw Trail Theater production of Les Misérables is going wonderfully! If you haven’t been to see it yet… there is still time, and there are still plenty of seats available. Rave reviews have been coming in about how fantastic the production is… and how wonderful the cast is. Don’t let this opportunity slip by… get online and get your tickets right now… either right here from this website, or go to http://lesmisvernal.brownpapertickets.com. If you buy online in advance (before 6 pm on the night of the show) or stop by the Uintah County Heritage Museum at 155 East Main in Vernal (again, before 6 pm) you will save $1 per ticket. Otherwise, you can get them right at the box office before the show. Outlaw Trail Amphitheater, 302 E 200 S, Vernal, UT 8 PM Call 888-240-2080 with questions. See you there!
Dates June 23-24-25-26-27-28 and 30th plus July 1-2-3-5… No show on Sunday, June 29th or on Friday, July 4th
Prices: Advance (Bought online or at the Uintah County Heritage Museum in Vernal)
Adults [12+] = $11, Children [under 12] = $8
At the gate, tickets will cost $1 more each. Everyone [all ages] who occupies a seat must have a ticket. All seating is reserved. Patrons should be in their seats no later than 7:50 PM. The show ends right around 11 PM.
Click on the BrownPaperTickets icon below or visit http://lesmisvernal.brownpapertickets.com to buy tickets now.
There were 110 people that auditioned for Les Misérables… a cast of 50-60 is what the production staff called for. So, unfortunately, not everyone that auditioned was selected. We thank you so much for your talent and your willingness to prepare and put yourself through that extremely difficult process. If you didn’t make it, don’t be discouraged. There will be other opportunities to audition and you are sure to find your role if you continue to work hard. Thank you again.
We’re hearing that a lot… “Waiting Is the Hardest Part”… from those who audition for a show. It’s true! You spend a lot of time, energy and emotion preparing your audition song… you wait to attend the audition date of your choice… you finally get there… and wait. It could be 2 minutes and it could be 2 hours. Then you wait for the auditors (nasty word) to get ready to give you their attention, make small talk with you, try to get the camera working, get the accompanist set up or get the sound equipment working, etc.. Then it finally comes… and it’s over in two minutes. You are thanked and summarily dismissed. Now…. the worst waiting begins. Maybe the stomach never stops churning. Maybe you can’t sleep… or at least not for long. Maybe they didn’t like your audition. Maybe they won’t give you the part you really want. Maybe you forgot to turn off the iron!
It’s horrible! Why can’t we just get on with it??!!!
The production staff has to wait, too! What if nobody comes to auditions? What if there’s nobody that can sing that part the way I imagined it? What if we don’t get enough men? What if somebody drops out after they’ve been cast? What if we can’t get enough of an audience to come to the show and pay the bills? What if most of the town misses the biggest production we’ve ever taken on?
Then the hardest part on that side of the coin… who do I turn down for that great part? Who’s feelings are going to be hurt? Who will hate me forever and never come back to do one of our shows again? Whose relatives will shun me now because of what I did? Who will be talking smack about me and the organization? It never ends…
WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES????!!!???
Because… we love it. Not the audition part… that’s the worst… for everyone. But we love the process, the project, the creation, the telling of the story. And most of all… we love the end result– the applause, the laughter, the tears, the joy and the illusion. We love the temporary escape, the friendships built and the memories that will be kept forever. For good and for bad… we love it.
Bring a jacket! It’s chilly in the ice arena building. So, bring a jacket, a hoody, a blanket… whatever will help keep you warm.
For more of the latest audition pointers, click HERE!
If you have friends who might be interested in auditioning for Les Misérables and they are not on a Uintah Arts Council mailing list, not a member of the Outlaw Trail Theater Cast & Crew group on Facebook or have not liked the Outlaw Trail Theater Facebook page, they may never see the audition announcement unless you “Share” it. As nice as it is to “Like” a post, it doesn’t go any further. It just sits there in “Like” land, smiling for you to see and for the original poster to see… maybe a few other “likers”. We get a kick out of being “liked”, but we quite often need to be “shared”. In fact, you don’t even have to “like” on of our posts to “share” it. We promise not to hold you emotionally or psychologically hostage for “sharing” our posts. Quite the opposite, we will sing your praises and thank you profusely for helping us spread the news.
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The Outlaw Trail Theater proudly announces that Brian Litton has been named as the Director of the summer 2014 production of Les Misérables. Brian has 25 productions on his list of accomplishments, 15 of those as Music Director, and 10 consecutive years as Music Director for the Outlaw Trail Theater. He has acted as Music Director for Director Deveni Hill in Anything Goes and The Sound of Music, for Director Taunia Wheeler in Damn Yankees and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for Director David Gale in Wizard of Oz, for Director Jay Haslem in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and for Director Denice Allen in Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wild Bunch. He also served as Music Director for Director Ron Litton in Star of Justice. He orchestrated and recorded all of the music for The Music Man and South Pacific (Music Director again).
Working with Producer/Director Chris Piner at Uintah High School, Brian has been responsible for the rehearsal and performance music for Brigadoon, She Loves Me, Once Upon a Mattress, Scarlet Pimpernel, Clue, The Wedding Singer, Phantom of the Opera, and Aida.
He has worked intimately with choreographers Taunia Wheeler, Deveni Hill, Robin McClellan, Barbara Piner and Annette Daggett.
Excited for his first “Director” opportunity, Les Misérables is a “sung-through” musical… meaning that it’s all music. There is essentially no dialogue and no actual choreography so this “all-music” show is a great place to start.
Les Misérables is a huge production and will need a lot of our very talented locals. It may well be the biggest show ever done in the Basin… an opportunity to be carefully considered… to be a part of the “most popular musical in the world.”
Auditions for Les Misérables will be held at the end of April and rehearsals will begin on May 5, 2014. The show will open on June 23rd and will run through July 5th, with no shows on Sunday or on the 4th of July. Audition information can be found on the OutlawTrailTheater.com website and the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OutlawTrailTheater) will keep posting information as it becomes available.