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"Les Miserables School Edition" Seeks Boys & Girls

Warrenton, VA, United States
ID: 564274Exp: 3/22/2024

Looking to cast kids middle schoolers through graduating seniors, although no older than 18 for "Les Miserables School Edition". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACEPTED. About the project: Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985. Featuring updated orchestrations based on the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival, Les Misérables School Edition also an expanded Study Guide. In nineteenth-century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. Epic, grand, and uplifting, This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece. Additional info: Prepare a song (Broadway preferred) and expect a brief movement audition in person. Those interested in principal roles (Jean Valjean, Javert, Cosette, Eponine, etc) may prepare a selection from Les Miserables. Registration for an audition is first come, first served, and there are a limited amount of spaces so please submit promptly. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your registration for an audition. If interested, please apply.

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45 roles

Jean ValjeanMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A paroled convict and the protagonist and moral center of the show. Failing to find work with his yellow parole note and redeemed by the Bishop of Digne’s mercy, he tears up the parole note and conceals his identity to live his life as an honest man. He redeems himself repeatedly with selfless acts of generosity and love. He steps in to save Fantine. He adopts Cosette and ultimately gives his blessing to her and Marius, allowing them to marry. He rescues Marius from the barricade.

JavertMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Police Inspector who relentlessly pursues Valjean for breaking parole. He sees the world and its people in shades of black and white, and believes that no one—including himself—is capable of change or redemption. He is NOT the villain, but his idea of the law is merciless and unbending

ThenardierMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

An opportunist who has survived by robbing, cheating, stealing and looking out for himself, above all. Crooked, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar. He plays the “bon vivant” host because it serves him well, and later leads a gang of dangerous thieves. Comic relief along with his wife Madame Thenardier.

MariusBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

EnjolrasMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charismatic leader of the student revolutionaries. He believes that “the people” will join him in the fight to make a better world. Friend to Marius and the ABC students– who are willing to follow him to the barricades and beyond.

FantineFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Desperate, haunted, terrified, hopeful, proud and fiercely protective of Cosette, Fantine is a woman who has been abandoned and seeks to support herself and her child, first by reputable work and then by selling everything that she has, including herself. As she dies of consumption, she asks Valjean to look after Cosette. Ultimately, she appears as a spirit and escorts the dying Valjean to paradise.

EponineFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Daughter of the Thenardiers, she has followed in her parents' footsteps to life on the street. Once pampered, now a ragged waif, she has learned to take what she needs and wants from anyone not strong enough to protect it. The only thing she can’t have is the love of Marius.

CosetteFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Fantine’s daughter, she has become beautiful under Valjean’s care. She is lively, personable, curious and mischievous. She challenges him, behaving with dignity and imagination when seeking information about her past. She falls instantly in love with Marius, changing her world and her priorities.

Madame ThenardierFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Opportunistic wife of Thenardier. She is coarse, greedy, larger than life, and able to improvise in any situation. Scheming, comic and quick to see an opportunity.

Young CosetteFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Fantine’s young daughter. Boards with The Thenardiers. She is mistreated, worked like a drudge, beaten by Madame and bullied by young Eponine. She is fearful, lonely and dreams of something better.

Young EponineFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Thenardiers spoiled, pampered daughter who bullies young Cosette mercilessly.

GavrocheFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A child of the streets who has made his way with intelligence, honor and a cocky courage that endears him to the student revolutionaries. He sees himself as one of them.

CombeferreBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A philosopher and believer in peace. He is gentle, humane, strong and brave.

FeuillyBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A worker, self-educated and an orphan. A Believer in “nationality”. Affectionate, warm, poetic.

CourfeyracMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A student, He is youthful, passionate and fearless.

JolyBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A medical student. Eccentric and lighthearted, although occasionally morbid. His name is from the English “jolly”.

ProuvaireBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A student of social studies. He is kind, soft spoken and at the right moments strong and masterful. He is a poet.

LesglesBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A student, cheerful, laughing at life but unlucky. Close friends with Joly.

GrantaireBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A student, the opposite of Enjolras. He believes in nothing. He admires Enjolras, but loves to mock him. Witty and often drunk, he is happy being with the group and they put up with him because of his good humor. He keeps a watchful eye on Gavroche and is most heartbroken when Gavroche is killed.

BrujonMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Physically strong. The body of a bear, unintelligent, a gangster, dense and evil.

BabetBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Physically frail, but lean and manipulating.

ClaquesousMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

“He is the night.” tough, dangerous and secretive Montparnasse: a teenager, handsome and dangerous. Kills with a knife. Possessive of Eponine.

The ForemanMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The foreman of the factory where Fantine works. He is sleazy and even a bit menacing

BamataboisMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The “customer “who taunts Fantine into violence. Wealthy, dissolute young man who thinks of himself as a gentleman. Drunk, sadistic and feels he can buy anything-even Fantine.

The PimpMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Controls the ladies at the dock. Mean, aggressive and abusive. Small solo line in “The Docks”

Chain GangBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

FarmersBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

LaborersBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

SailorsBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ConstablesBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

CitizensBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BeggarsBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Wedding GuestsBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WaltzersBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bishop of DigneMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Houses Valjean after his release from jail and gives him gifts of silver and absolution. His act of kindness inspires Valjean to improve himself and escape the label of “criminal”.

Factory Girl/Woman 1Both genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Fights with Fantine. Mean, catty and threatened by Fantine’s beauty. Jealous of the attention that the foreman pays her.

Old WomanFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

This is the woman who bargains with Fantine for her hair.

FarmersBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Innkeeper’s WifeFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WhoresMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Factory WorkersBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

CitizensBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

BeggarsBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Wedding GuestsBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WaltzersBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities