Community Players, in Beatrice, will hold auditions for the musical epic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” July 14 beginning at 3 p.m. and July 15 beginning at 7 p.m. Auditions will be held at the theater’s second rehearsal space, Brick and Mortar Coworking, located at 514 Court Street in Beatrice.

The show requires a total cast size of between 25-35 performers, consisting of 8 men, 3 women, a large ensemble, and at least 12 participants to be a part of the onstage choir. The choral singers will perform with sheet music, so they will not need to memorize music and will have a smaller time commitment than the rest of the cast. All those auditioning will be asked to sing no more than one minute from a song of their choice and read from the script. Anyone interested in auditioning is encouraged to sign up for an audition slot on-line (beatricecommunityplayers.com). The show will perform Sept. 6-8, 12-15.

The deformed Quasimodo longs to leave his Parisian bell tower home. Joining the Feast of Fools, he encounters the beautiful gypsy Esmerelda, who treats him with kindness, but the devious Dom Claude Frollo stands between them and happiness. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and featuring songs from the Disney classic, it’s sweeping score and powerful story make “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” unforgettable. Community Players’ Managing Artistic Director, Jamie Ulmer, will direct the production, with music direction by Jean Spilker.

Community Players auditions are open to anyone, and there is no charge to participate in the cast or crew of a show. Individuals interested in participating in a production crew, such as set painting, lights, set construction, costume, or makeup are encouraged to contact the theater or fill out an online volunteer application form at the theater’s web site.

For more information about the show call 402-228-1801 or visit www.beatricecommunityplayers.com.

Community Players, an award-winning theatre located in downtown Beatrice, produces a wide variety of live entertainment and educational programs featuring the talents of performers from throughout Southeast Nebraska.

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