Latest News – July 3
Auditions for Leadville Production August 11 – 12
The High Country Chorale and Lake County Civic Center Association is happy to announce their production of the classical Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof. Under the Direction of Artistic Director Scott Carroll, six performances will take place November 12 – 19, 2016 in the beautiful Old Church in downtown Leadville.
This production is open for audition to the entire community. Auditions will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. August 11 – 12 with an invited-only callback session on Saturday, August 13.
“We would love to see a large turnout for this production as we really want to get community theatre thriving in Leadville again,” said Artistic Director Scott Carroll. “I am extremely excited that I get to help bring the joy of musical theatre to Leadville.”
Prospective cast members should email Artistic Director, Scott Carroll email@example.com to reserve a time slot for auditions. When you audition, please bring a short musical theatre selection or just yourself and the team can work with you! They want you to be successful and participate if you would like to be involved.
Scott Carroll who will serve as the Stage Director, will head the production and design team. Donna Schaefer will serve as the Musical Director and newcomer Devin Riggs will serve as the choreographer. The entire design team and cast will be announced in late August.
Tickets for the entire run of the production will go on sale September 1st. Adult tickets are $12 and student and child tickets are $8. We anticipate each of these performances selling out so get your tickets early.
About the Play:
Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. With iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audiencepleasing humor and heart.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
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Have you got some bored teenagers hanging around the house that you need to put to work? Are you looking to keep them busy, maybe have them earn some of their own spending money this summer?
Well, you’re in luck because there are summer job opportunities for youth ages 14-16 in Leadville that offer working outdoors, camping and learning. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is seeking youth for July work sessions on improving the Mineral Belt Trail in Leadville.
The sessions run for 2 weeks with different schedule for July and August. The work would average 20 hours per week and currently has 13 openings.
There are also jobs that are 25-36 hour weeks available and will include camping and doing trail maintenance in the Tennessee Pass Area. Youth get paid to learn to camp, cook, develop team work habits and enjoy the outdoors in their own community.
Adult supervision, food, tents, gear provided. May bring own sleeping bag. Contact the Leadville Workforce Center 719-486-2428 or stop by 115 W 6th St. for more information. Parental permission is required. See RMYC flyer for more contact information.