Tackling most challenging of roles – Australia News


TAKING on a role in what is regarded as the world’s most popular musical hasn’t phased three local aspiring actors who are up for the challenge of appearing in what is possibly the biggest production ever to be performed in our city.

Sophie Salvesani, Phoebe Pickersgill and Robert Shearer met with the Queensland Times to discuss the challenges and excitement of bringing the production to the Ipswich Civic Centre next month.

After previous years’ successes such as Mary Poppins, The Boy From Oz, The Producers and 2016’s Wicked, the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company has pulled out all the stops for this one and is up for the challenge, with no less that twenty backstage staff to manage the sets, the props and the production so it all runs smoothly.

“Finding a production that could follow our sell out season of Wicked, meant something big, bold and an audience favourite. What else could it be but Les Miserable,” said Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s (IMTC) Artistic Director, Brenda Ryan.

“As well as the talented cast from the Ipswich region, this production has attracted cast members from all over Brisbane, Redlands, Beenleigh and surrounding areas. They are willing to go out of their way to be in what is going to be a huge production on a grand scale.”

Since its global premiere in Paris in 1980, Les Misérables has played almost constantly, all over the world, winning multiple Tony Awards, Laurence Oliver Awards and Drama Desk Awards. Set in 19th century France, Les Misérables tells the story of sacrifice, redemption, broken dreams, unrequited love and the passion and strength of the human spirit.

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