WARSAW — Registration is now open for the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts youth programs, which will be headlined by a production of “Les Miserables” – high school version.
Now in its 15th year of producing the highest quality student productions on the Wagon Wheel stage, the camp that brought to life such amazing shows as “Once on this Island,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “HONK! Kiss Me, Kate,” and last year’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” is back with one of the most beloved shows in the canon of musical theatre.
The 11-day camp will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Wednesday, July 3, to Saturday, July 13, with the exception of Sunday, July 7, having an evening rehearsal. Students should bring a sack lunch and snacks.
Auditions for specific roles will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Campers should prepare 32 bars from the show. If campers are unable to attend the auditions on that date, arrangements can be made for them to sing for the production team at another time.
The performance will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Enrolled campers will receive two complimentary tickets to the performance. Additional tickets can be purchased for $12 each.
Young singers and actors who are entering grades eight through 12 are welcome. The cost is $250, which includes admission to the 2 p.m. performance of “Oklahoma” on Thursday, July 11.
Campers will experience the thrill of a Wagon Wheel summer as they take on the highly acclaimed musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s enduring novel in just over 10 days. Originally opening on Broadway in 1987, the pop-opera now translated into 21 languages has received countless productions all over the world and is estimated to have been seen by over 70 million people.
Working alongside industry professionals, students enrolled in this workshop will get training in acting, singing and dancing while working toward a final production on the Wagon Wheel stage for friends and family. Memories and friends made at this intensive program will last for years to come.