Fusion search for ‘Tam’ for new show

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Following the sell out shows of Phantom of the Opera, award winning local theatre group Fusion Theatre are once again bringing the West end to Lisburn.

Fusion are performing the spectacular Miss Saigon in Lisburn Island Centre in September.

This classic love story has been said to be one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time.

In this specially adapted version of Miss Saigon, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (the creators of Les Miserables), along with Richard Maltby,Jr., bring Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, 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 ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.

Memorable songs from the show include ‘The Heat is On in Saigon’, ‘Sun and Moon’, ‘I Still Believe’ and ‘Last Night of the World’.

Fusion are currently seeking a child actor to play the part of Tam, a three year old boy at the centre of this epic drama.

Young hopefuls should be aged 3-5 and be available to rehearse most Wednesday evenings as well as one intensive weekend.

Auditions will be held on Saturday August 9 at 10.30am at Fusion rehearsal premises at Unit 507 Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn BT28 2BP. Those who wish to audition should register their interest on the Fusion Theatre website www.fusiontheatrelisburn.com/ under ‘Audition for Fusion’.

Fusion are hoping to recruit two Tams to split the performances. A number of cast members (up to four) of this age group may also be retained to enhance some of the crowd scenes.

Directed and Musically Directed by Ian Milford and choreographed by Rebecca Leonard, the show runs Wednesday from September 10 until Saturday September 13.

Tickets cost £11.00 - £15.00 and can be obtained at the Island Centre box office on 028 92 509 254 or online at www.laganvalleyisland.co.uk/event.

Fusion Theatre would like to thank Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee and The Arts Council Lottery for their continued support.

Tickets are currently selling very fast, so it is recommended that you book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.