Jan Shelton, former drama teacher at Lehi High School, now serving as Tuacahn High School's director of performing arts, will direct the Summer Institute's 2005 production.
"Les Miserables changes people.
I am so grateful to the authors for opening the show to high school age students first because they need it," says Shelton
In addition to Jan Shelton, we've also hired Russ Saxton as technical director, and Rowland Butler as choreographer."
Tuacahn's Summer Theatre Institute
is an eight-week program starting June 13, 2005, beginning with three weeks of intense rehearsals.
The Les Miserables production will then run from July 7 to August 6 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings with a Saturday matinee.
"This is an unusual commitment for high school age students who are used to two or three hour rehearsals over a couple of months.
It's sort of 'summer-stock meets summer camp.' It's a fantastic opportunity that will put them steps ahead of the normal high school performer when they are preparing for their profession," says Shelton