Audition Information

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AUDITIONS

 

LES MISERABLES

Les-Miz-m

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Music by Claude Michel-Schönberg; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

The long-awaited international sensation sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in revolutionary France. Peasant Jean Valjean is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release he breaks paroled and starts life anew, though he is relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert. As Parisian students revolt against an unjust monarchy, all stories intersect at the barricade one fateful day in 1832. The powerful musical score includes “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, and “Bring Him Home.” 

Director – Peter Landry

Music Director – Joanne Landry

CAST REQUIREMENTS – Looking for a large adult cast (ages 16 and up; plus 3 children)
Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When?  Tuesday July 22nd & Thursday July 24th from 6-10 PM; Callbacks for those being considered for specific lead roles Tuesday July 29th, 7-10 PM

All should prepare a short vocal selection “preferably from the show” that displays vocal range and ability to connect to the music and audience. Please prepare 16 to 32 bars.

Here is a list of suggested audition songs by character. If you would like to receive a downloadable PDF of any of the songs on the list, send your request to g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

Songs for Auditions

 

*Singers should provide sheet music if possible; a show score will also be available at auditions– an accompanist will be provided

Performance Dates:  October 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 8PM; October 12, 19 @ 2PM

Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays 6-9 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 PM

A calendar will be available at the auditions to review and to compare with your personal calendar for conflicts.

ADDITIONAL CASTING INFORMATION

Lead Character Breakdown:

Jean Valjean (Tenor, Low A to High A): The hero of the story whose life journey is the central thread of the play. A highly intelligent, extremely compassionate man with enormous physical, emotional and morale strength. Hunted and driven by the law, but equally driven by a deep moral conviction to do right. He ages from thirties to fifties.

Inspector Javert (Baritone, Low F to High F sharp): Highly intelligent, cunning antagonist to Jean Valjean.  Emotional scars have made him rigid and unbending, leaving him with an obsession to serve justice and a merciless morale code. He ages from thirties to fifties.

Fantine 25-35 (Mezzo-Soprano, Low D to E): A beautiful, sensual spirit ravaged by poverty, misfortune, degradation and TB. A tragic character defeated by life, with deep emotional resources and love for her daughter.

Thenardier (Baritone, C below mid C to G sharp above mid C): Mean Spirited, conniving, greedy, cruel, drunken, dangerous yet irresistible villain, who provides moments of comic relief. He ages from forties to late fifties.

Madame Thenardier (Alto, C below mid C to G sharp above mid C): Coarse, greedy, bawdy, vulgar wife and partner in crime of Thenardier, who also provides moments of comic relief. She ages from thirties to late forties.

Enjolras: 25-35 (Tenor/Baritone, A to G above mid C): Charismatic, fiery, leader of ABC Society

Marius: 20-30 (Tenor/Baritone, Low A to High A flat): Impulsive romantic, handsome leading man, who falls madly in love with Cosette at first sight. He is the also the love interest of Eponine.

Cosette: 17-25 (Soprano, B flat below mid C to 2 octaves above mid C): Strong willed, beautiful, innocent, pure heart and soul, who falls madly in love with Marius at first sight.

Eponine: 17-25 (Mezzo-Soprano, F sharp below Mid C to E): Street smart, tough, savvy, strong and ultimately courageous heart in love with Marius.

Children Character Breakdown:

Gavroche: 8-12 (B below mid C to G): Willful, cocky yet charismatic street urchin.

Young Cosette: 7-11 (A below mid C to C): Fantine’s daughter, trembling, underfed and beaten

Young Eponine: 7-11: Pampered, spoiled daughter of the Thenardiers. She likes to taunt Young Cosette.

ADULT CHORUS ENSEMBLE: (Up to 50 strong Singers that can move).

The following roles will be cast from the adult chorus: Chain Gang, Bishop of Digne, Foreman, Constables, Poor, Factory Workers, Laborers, Sailors, Whores, Pimp, Customers, Judge, Tavern Crew, ABC Society, Thenardier’s Gang and Wedding Guests.

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630 – 9162

or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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AUDITIONS

THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY            Fable-Factory            

Book by Joseph Robinette; music by Thomas Tierney; lyrics by Joseph Robinette and Thomas Tierney

Monroe wanders into a seemingly abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever, which activates the living factory of fable makers. The factory has been idle for over 2000 years because it has been missing the most important part – the “Moral Maker.” Join Monroe and the fable factory characters as some of Aesop’s’ best known fables including The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Tortoise and the Hare come to life in this magical production.

Director – Emily Smith

Music Director – Katrina Caouette

Choreographer – Chelsea Young

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, Room 182
When? Monday, July 28 at 6:30pm sharp*
Wednesday, July 30 at 6:300pm sharp*
*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

A SHORT VOCAL SELECTION WILL BE TAUGHT TO ALL TEENS WHO AUDITION; WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING FOR A DANCE/MOVEMENT AUDITION; COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.

Performance Dates: Show at the Mount on November 1 at 2:00pm; on tour October 2, 3, 16, 17, 31 (tour dates are weekdays – performers should plan on missing school on these dates)

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings

CAST REQUIREMENTS: Ensemble cast of 8 to 12 teenagers (age 14 and up)

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162

or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu


 


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For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, contact Theatre Director Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.