AUDITION NOTICE – Les Mis: School Edition, Jan. 14, 2023
Auditions for Les Mis: School Edition: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
Directed and Staged by Dori Bryan-Ployer
Music Direction by Trey Lundquist
Stage Managed by Samantha Eaton-Roberts
For performers between the ages of 12-18
Performance dates: May 12-14, three shows!
LES MIS: SCHOOL EDITION
One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, made accessible for students, Les Misérables – School Edition tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering. As Valjean’s quest for a new life carries him into Paris and to the barricades of the Student Revolution, he is hunted by Inspector Javert and the ghosts of his past. Amidst a battle for the soul of Paris, he discovers the true meaning of love and salvation. With the original show performed in over 40 countries and 22 languages, this widely known lush and swelling score features such famed songs as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “Bring Him Home,” Les Mis brings Victor Hugo’s revolutionary novel blazingly to life.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, January 16, 2023 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The MASS ARTS CENTER 888 South Main Street, Mansfield, directly across from the Xfinity Center
1 minute of a song from the show (or in the style of the show) that shows off your vocal range and acting ability. Please bring sheet music in the key in which you are singing for our accompanist. We will not be accepting a cappella auditions. Callbacks will consist of performing songs from the show.
TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION
Please email Samantha Eaton-Roberts (Stage Manager) at LesMisMAA@gmail.com to request an audition appointment. Please include your resume and headshot in this request.
CONFLICT SHEET & AUDITION FORM
You will be sent an audition form to complete prior to coming to auditions. This sheet will include asking you to indicate all conflicts between February 1, 2023 and May 14, 2023. These forms will also be available at auditions, so please come with your conflicts ready.
Based on cast availability and the needs of the show, there will be rehearsals scheduled over February and/or April vacation.
- Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30pm
- Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
- Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2:00pm
All rehearsals will be held at The Mass Arts Center, 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA.
Rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Rehearsals will be called over April Vacation. Depending on the role you are assigned, you may not need to be attend rehearsals over April break.
Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals.
PRODUCTION FEE: $329
All who are cast and accept their assignment in Les Miserables are required to pay a production fee of $329. The production fee allows The Mass Arts Academy to produce full-scale musicals with aspiring youth and teen performers, while providing invaluable training in musical theatre performance, voice, acting, dance/creative movement, and ensemble work.
LES MISÉRABLES – CHARACTER LIST
JEAN VALJEAN – An ex-convict striving to break through prejudice, the past and his own anger to build a new life for himself. A man who has made some poor choices, but who redeems himself repeatedly with acts of selfless generosity and love.
VOCAL PART: TENOR
INSPECTOR JAVERT – a man of duty who relentlessly hunts Valjean through the years when he breaks parole. He sees the world and its people in terms of black and white and believes that no one – including himself – is capable of change or redemption.
VOCAL PART: BARITONE
FANTINE – a woman who has been abandoned by her lover and who seeks to support herself and her child, Cosette, first by reputable work and then by selling everything she has, including her body. Life has not been kind to her.
VOCAL PART: MEZZO-SOPRANO
COSETTE – adopted by Valjean after her mother’s death, Cosette has been protected and raised, unaware of the pasts of her mother or adopted father. She falls in love with the student Marius, upon their first meeting on the streets of Paris.
VOCAL PART: SOPRANO
MARIUS – a young student who is searching for himself and his purpose through his studies and in the revolutionary ideas of his peers. He is a casual friend of Eponine, but his heart is won in a chance meeting with Cosette.
VOCAL PART: TENOR
EPONINE – the daughter of Cosette’s foster parents, the Thenardier’s, she has followed in her parents’ footsteps to a life on the streets, taking what she needs and wants from anyone not strong enough to protect it. The one thing she cannot have is the love of Marius.
VOCAL PART: MEZZO SOPRANO
M. & MME THENARDIER – a reprehensibly opportunistic couple who survive by robbing, cheating and looking out for themselves above all. Their parenting of Eponine is limited to teaching her the tricks of their trade and including her in their gang consisting of Montparnasse, Babet, Brujon and Claquesous. They would sell out anyone if the price was right.
VOCAL PARTS: BARITONE & MEZZO-SOPRANO
GAVROCHE – a child of the streets who has made his way successfully on his own with intelligence, a sense of honor, and a cocky courage that especially endears him to the group of students who meet at the ABC Cafe.
VOCAL PART: TENOR
THE STUDENTS – led by Enjolras, see themselves as leaders in the coming revolution. When the time is right, they believe “the people” will join them in the fight to make a better world. Each of them – Marius, Combeferre, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, Joly, Grantaire, Lesgles and Jean Prouvaire – has invested in this dream and will join his comrades at the barricade.
VOCAL PARTS: TENORS AND BARITONES.
THE BISHOP OF DIGNE – A loving and humble man who affirms Valjean’s goodness and humanity and offers him a way out of despair.
VOCAL PART: BARITONE
THE ENSEMBLE – Men and women will play a variety of parts, including workers, warders, whores, drinkers, sailors, constables, convicts, and guests at a wedding.
ALL VOICE PARTS