The Wallace has announced its next two productions as part of its 2022 season titled “Gather” to West Texas!
This July, experience Disney’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ epic based on Victor Hugo’s novel at the LHUCA Firehouse Theater in Lubbock. In September, The Wallace will present Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, hailed as “A thunderclap of a breathtaking evening” by Time Magazine.
Are you an actor or a theater technical worker? The Wallace will hold auditions and interviews for “A Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “A Doll’s House” in May. All roles and positions are paid.
The Wallace is currently looking for non-AEA actors. The auditions will take place on Saturday April 30, Sunday May 1 and Thursday May 5. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, May 7. Auditions will be by appointment only. Schedule an audition today and learn more at: www.wallaceheater.com/auditions.
Designers, assistant directors, stage managers, choreographers, intimacy directors and fight directors can get more information and submit entries at www.wallacetheater.com/work-with-us.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features the Oscar-nominated film score, plus new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theater and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s Gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre-Dame ring out in the famous 15th-century Paris cathedral. Quasimodo, the deformed ringer who dreams of being “Over There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Fête des Fous. Held captive by his devious guardian, Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the noisy crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Roma woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by his free spirit, however – handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are also captivated. As the three vie for his attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
A stunning score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Performances: Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 24 at the LHUCA Firehouse Theatre.
“A Doll’s House”
“The need for each individual to discover the kind of person they really are and to strive to become that person” – Michael Meyer
Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling addiction to her husband of eight years. In order to save Torvald from debt, Nora unwittingly arranges a loan, and does so by forging a signature. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed and Nora awakens to feelings of self-awareness for the first time in her life. They are husband and wife, yes, but they are also strangers. And in one of the most famous and outrageous climaxes in all of 19th-century drama, Nora makes her decision, determined to forge a new identity from the one she’s always known.
Performances: from Friday September 16 to Friday September 23. Location to be determined.
These productions will be directed by The Wallace’s artistic director, Anna Hogan.
Learn about sponsorship opportunities, how to get involved and more at WallaceTheater.com!
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