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CATS holds auditions for ‘Miss Saigon’

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Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014, from April 3 to May 3, with the popular Broadway musical "Miss Saigon" at the Nevada Theatre.

Auditions for the production will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 and 6 to 9 p.m. July 22 at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., in Nevada City. Those wishing to audition are to choose one date. Callbacks will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 by invitation only.

According to CATS, this is a colorblind casting and all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

"Miss Saigon" is from the creators of "Les Misérables," by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's classic opera, "Madame Butterfly."

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.

Susan Mason will direct "Miss Saigon," and she and Jeff Mason will be music directors for the production. All roles are available, including the Booth Chorus. For details and to register for auditions, please visit, or call Artistic Director, Lisa Moon, at 530-273-6362.

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