Making A Dramatic Difference
The CenterPoint Academy motto is “You Belong Here,” and nobody knows that better than the 716 people, ages 3-18, that we train in performing arts. What we really teach them, however, is how to be the awesomest version of themselves.
While the performing arts training, we offer is top-notch, taught by the best local working artists, the end result for the vast majority of our students isn’t the Broadway stage.
Instead, we use the arts to teach lessons that matter in any facet of life – confidence, discipline, leadership, self-esteem, teamwork, friendship, and creativity. Our students learn these universally-relevant skills and become assets wherever they go – at school, at work, at church, and at home.
The Academy provides unique performance opportunities to these students on the CenterPoint Theatre stages, performing for more than 15,000 people per year, in over 125 performances of more than a dozen different shows.
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Music Supervised, Adapted, and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Academy Directors – Danny & Wendy Inkley
Producer – Jana Plowman
Director – Jared Haddock
Music Director – Jessica Rampton
Stage Manager – Megan Call
Assistant Stage Manager – Maclayne Inkley
Technical Director – Derek Walden
Sound Design – Derek Walden
Lighting Design – Jordan Fowler
Costume Design – Janell Roundy
Set Design – Danny Inkley, Josh Roberts
Set Construction -Truxton Moulton, Silas Stott, Randall Farrell
Scenic Charge Artist – Cynthia Klumpp
Scenic Painter – Janae Klumpp Gibb
Props Mistress/Set Dressing – Marilyn Montgomery
Set Dressing – Backstage Class
Hair & Makeup Design – Kristen Alley
Les Misérables, is nothing short of a worldwide phenomenon. The musical originally premiered in 1980 and is still touring today, an absolutely incredible feat that owes its success to the power inherent in its source material – Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Mr. Hugo summed up his 1463-page novel this way:
“This book is a drama whose first character is the Infinite. Man is the second. … Whenever we meet the Infinite in man, whether well or poorly understood, we react with respect. There is in the synagogue, in the mosque, in the pagoda, and in the wigwam, a hideous side that we detest and a sublime side that we adore. What a subject of meditation, and what a limitless source of reverie is this reflection of God upon the human wall!”
This is what the story is truly about – not the French Revolution, not a minor uprising years later, not even about Jean Valjean – it is about the fact that we have the Infinite in us all. It is a pleading with us all to see that in one another, to treat each other with grace and love, and to understand what true beauty is.
It invites us to see that not only do we have the Infinite in us, but we all experience misery – in some way we are all “les misérables.” From that place of misery we have two choices: To descend further into the shadows or to climb toward the light, the infinite! How do we climb toward the light? We love. Because,
“to love another person is to see the face of God.”
Every character in the show discovers their purest self by giving of themselves in love. Whether Valjean for Cosette and Marius, Fantine for Cosette, Javert for Valjean, or Enjolras for his countrymen, it is impossible to tell the story of Les Misérables without telling the story of the transforming power of love for our fellow man.
Perhaps that is why Les Misérables has become the most beloved musical of all time.
Jared Haddock – Director
Scene 1: Toulon-1815
Scene 2: The Factory at Montreuil-1823
At the End of the Day
I Dreamed a Dream
Scene 3: The Red Light District
The Docks (Lovely Ladies)
Scene 4: The Trial
Who Am I
Scene 5: The Hospital
Scene 6: Thenardier’s Inn at Montfermeil
The Innkeeper’s Song (Master of the House)
Scene 7: The Streets of Paris-1832
Scene 8: Cafe of the ABC Friends
The ABC Cafe
The People’s Song
Scene 9: The Rue Plumet
A Heart Full of Love
Scene 10: The Rue Plumet
The Attack on Rue Plumet
One Day More
Scene 1: At the Barricade
Building the Barricade
Scene 2: The Rue Plumet
Letter to Cosette
On My Own
Scene 3: At the Barricade
Javert at the Barricade
Little Fall of Rain
Valjean at the Barricade
The First Attack
The Night (Drink With Me)
Bring Him Home
The Second Attack
Scene 4: At the Barricade
The Final Battle
Scene 5: The Sewer
Scene 6: A Bridge over the Seine
Scene 7: Cafe of the ABC Friends
The Cafe Song
Marius and Cosette
Scene 8: The Wedding
Scene 9: Valjean’s Room
|Jean Valjean||George Hickman|
|Madame Thenardier||Ivy Robbins|
|Young Cosette||Annie Ashby|
|Young Eponine||Leilani Walker|
|Man 1||Brett Anderson|
|Man 2||Sitiveni "Boogie" Iongi|
|Man 3||Cameron Berkley|
|Man 4||Jaden Taylor|
|Man 5||Isaac Ashby|
|Man 6||Jake Stewart|
|Woman 1||Lilian Croft|
|Woman 2||Lucy Ogzewalla|
|Woman 3||Maezee Bierwolf|
|Woman 4||Carly McBride|
|Woman 5||Tatum Jones|
|Woman 6||Lauren Pitt|
|Woman 7||Katelyn Webb|
|Woman 8||Chloe Davis|
The Academy Fan Club is our theatre guild. It’s a group of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and other Academy fans. It’s designed to take the incredible spirit of volunteerism and support here and to organize it in a more formal, effective way. The Fan Club supports the Academy with teaching, feeding, building, breaking down, costuming, propping, teaching, fundraising, and other cool things that make the Academy awesome.
Most of these Fan Club opportunities don’t take much time, but they make a real difference. You can see more about the Fan Club here:
Most importantly, WE LOVE GRANDPARENTS!!!
Grandparents are some of our biggest fans, and lots of our interest in even forming the Fan Club was to involve the grands. We want to include as many of them as possible.
To get involved, you can sign up online at the link above. And if you have questions, feel free to email Margo Beecher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come play with CenterPoint Academy!
Auditions will take place by appointment from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon. The show runs March 13th through April 11th. Shelby Ferrin will direct, Aaron Ford will choreograph and Tara Wardle will music direct.
Bring any conflicts from January 6th through April 11th along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th. Rehearsals will start Monday, January 13th.
Auditions are open to all performers 8 years and older. Children are encouraged to audition with a parent or guardian. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing 30 seconds or less of a song in the style of the show. Live accompaniment will be provided. No pre-recorded music please.
Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North, 400 West in Centerville. Enter in the building on the west side basement entrance. Please email the theatre at email@example.com to schedule an audition time.
Note: ages listed are approximate and represent how the characters read onstage, not necessarily the ages of the performers. Please note, where applicable, any requirements for on-stage intimacy or physicality.
MALE ROLES: HAROLD HILL: Smooth-talking con man and traveling salesman who beguiles the town before falling in love with Marian; overflowing with charm and charisma; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell. RANGE: Ab2-F4, AGE: 30-45
MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Former con man and friend to Harold, now trying to settle down in River City; immensely likeable with comic timing; kisses Ethel; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell; leads an energetic dance. RANGE: A4-G2, AGE: 25-40
MAYOR GEORGE SHINN: The Mayor of River City, protective of his town and family; self-important, blustery, pompous, but not too bright. RANGE: Any, AGE: 40-60
WINTHROP PAROO: Marian’s adorable little brother who speaks with a lisp; precocious but moody. RANGE: C4-Eb5, AGE: 9-12
CHARLIE COWELL: Rival traveling salesman out to expose Harold Hill; determined and moralistic; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Marcellus and Harold; may also play a townsperson in some scenes. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-45
TOMMY DJILAS: Trouble-making teenager who becomes an assistant leader of the boys’ band; rebellious but smart and handsome. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20
JACEY SQUIRES: Owner of livery stable and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the high tenor; married to Mrs. Squires. RANGE: C3-C5, AGE: 25-55
EWART DUNLOP: Owner of the general store and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the second tenor; married to Maud. RANGE: F3-F5, AGE: 25-55
OLIVER HIX: Banker and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the baritone; married to Alma. RANGE: B2-F4, AGE: 25-55
OLIN BRITT: Newspaper editor and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the bass. RANGE: F2-C4, AGE: 25-55
OTHER ROLES FOR MEN: Constable Locke, the town sheriff; Train conductor; Traveling salesmen; River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes some of them in “families”; River City boys/teens who sing, dance and join the boys’ band
FEMALE ROLES: MARIAN PAROO: Town librarian and piano teacher, sister of Winthrop and daughter of Mrs. Paroo; well-read, independent, head-strong, beautiful but elusive, hopelessly romantic but intensely guarded; kisses Harold and Charlie Cowell; RANGE: G3-A5, AGE: 25-35
MRS. PAROO: Widowed mother to Marian and Winthrop; sweet, cheerful, always busy, and slightly intrusive in her daughter’s love life; speaks with an Irish accent. RANGE: Ab3-Eb5, AGE: 45-55
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife, a know-it-all busybody who knows everyone and everything in town; self-important, grandiose, gossipy, snobbish, and easily flattered; must have great comedic range without being over-the-top. RANGE: D4-D5, AGE: 40-50
AMARYLLIS: Marian’s piano student who likes Winthrop but teases him; sweet but a little bratty; must pretend to play the piano. RANGE: C4-E5, AGE: 9-12
ZANEETA SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s teenage daughter with a crush on Tommy Djilas; cute, feminine, a little daffy; dances energetically. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20
GRACIE SHINN: Mayor’s younger daughter. RANGE: Any, AGE: 9-12 ETHEL TOFFELMIER: Player piano player and town gossip who is dating Marcellus; jolly and friendly, but gossipy; kisses Marcellus. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-35
ALMA HIX: Wife of Oliver Hix and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-45 MAUD DUNLOP: Wife of Ewart Dunlop and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55 MRS. SQUIRES: Wife of Jacey Squires and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55
OTHER ROLES FOR WOMEN/GIRLS: River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes, some of them in “families”; River City girls/teens who sing and dance.