ONE of Broadway's bright lights is coming to Huddersfield.
Director Geraldine Connor is to work on a show in Huddersfield later this year.
Mrs Connor's successes include the £30m production Carnival Messiah, which she started working on while working at Leeds University.
The musical tells the Christian nativity story, using music from Handel's Messiah and world music.
It culminates in a Trinidad-style carnival.
Now, Mrs Connor will direct Moses The Might Musical - the brainchild of Huddersfield theatre company Poperetta Productions.
The musical mixes experienced actors with novices and aims to help newcomers build their stage skills.
Mrs Connor said: "Being part of the production is very exciting. It will be a great show and will help many people make their first step into the business."
Poperetta - set up in Paddock five years ago - runs workshops and mentoring programmes to nurture up-and-coming actors.
Phil Wootton, project manager for Poperetta, said: "We offer a way into the arts to young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity.
"We have strong social values and helping young people with talent to develop is integral to our work."
Auditions for Moses The Mighty Musical will be held on April 28 at Huddersfield Technical College's performing arts centre on Highfields Road.