A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg,
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
The Opera House Players are pleased to announce auditions for the 2013-2014 season finale musical
Auditions will be held at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street , Broad Brook CT 06016. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song from the show or in a similar Broadway style. Also, be prepared for cold readings from the script. An accompanist will be provided, but auditioners should bring their own sheet music and/or scores (neither will be provided by the theatre). A photo and résumé are recommended, but not required.
Adult auditions will be held Sunday 12/8/13 @ 6-9pm; and Monday 12/9/13 @7-10pm.
Youth auditions are Saturday, 12/7/13 @ 12 noon-4pm.
A sign-up sheet will be available upon arrival at the theatre. Actors are seen in the order of sign-in. Callbacks by invitation on Tuesday, 12/10/13 @7pm.
Rehearsal dates for the production are Tuesday & Thursday 7-9:30pm, Sundays 1-6pm, beginning February 4, 2014. Performance dates are May 2-18, 2014.
All roles are currently available. For further information contact: Sharon FitzHenry, Director, at: email@example.com or Bill Martin, Music Director, at: mordi1@ gmail.com
LES MISERABLES CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Age: 35 to 55, Tenor (low A to high B). Strong physically & morally. Mature & Compassionate.
Age: 35 to 55, Baritone (low F to F sharp). Rigid and stern with an ominous presence.
Age: 21 – 35. Mezzo-Soprano (low G flat to E flat). Beautiful with an angelic demeanor. Dies from consumption.
Age: 8 – 10. Mezzo: A to C. Fantine's daughter. Height maximum of 53”
Age: 30s -50s, Alto/Mezzo Belt (low G sharp to D). Coarse, vulgar and unhappy.
Age: 30s-50s, Baritone (low C to high G sharp). Embodies evil with a wicked sense of humor.
Age: 8 – 11. Pampered brat of the Thenardiers. Height maximum of 53”
Age: 8-11. Tenor (low B to G). Fearless and cocky. Height maximum of 58”
Age: Late teens - 20s, Mezzo Belt (low F sharp to E). With a yearning heart and toughness. Seeking a singer with a contemporary edge to her voice.
Age: 20's -30s, Baritone/tenor (low A to high G). Charismatic ABC Society leader.
Age: Late teens - 20s. Lyric Tenor / High Lyric Baritone (low A to high A flat). Romantic hero.
Age: Late teens – 20s. Soprano (Low B flat to High C with belt, must be able to float a B flat). With more contemporary, less operatic sound. Beautiful, innocent and pure.
ABC SOCIETY – A secret society of students and workers, the letters "A" "B" "C", as pronounced in French, make the word "abaisse," which means "the underdog" or "the people below." The members are drawn from wealthy families, and members have chosen to fight for freedom in stark contrast to the poor who have no choice due to their downtrodden circumstance. Additional characters, besides Enjolras and Marius are:
Low A to F. A philosopher and believer in peace. He is gentle, humane, strong and brave.
Low A to F. A worker, self-educated. Believes in "nationality." Affectionate, warm and poetic.
Low A to F. Youthful, passionate and fearless.
Low A to F. Eccentric and light-hearted, although sometimes morbid.
Low A to F. Kind, softly spoken and at times strong and masterful. He is also a poet.
Low A to F. Cheerful, laughing at life but unlucky.
Low A to F. Witty and drunken cynic.
ENSEMBLE – Contemporary Broadway singers with pop sensibility. Must convey passion through song:
Rich baritone (low F to High E flat). Val Jean’s fellow prisoners. Some soloists.
Males. E to High E. Chain gang guards who catch Valjean when he flees from the Bishop.
Males. Middle C to D flat. Some soloists.
A sharp to D flat. Some soloists.
BISHOP OF DIGNE
Age: 35-70. Baritone (low A to High E). A good man who saves Valjean with his compassion. Seeking a very lyric, compassionate, and soothing voice.
Low D to D flat. Virile, commanding and a bit sleazy around the edges.
FACTORY GIRL (GIRL 5)
Low E to D flat. Mean, catty and selfish.
Strong soloists. Must be willing to portray prostitutes.
Females. Strong soloists. Must be willing to portray prostitutes.
Low D to High D. Drunk and in a chauvinistically sadistic, he taunts Fantine into violence.
E to D. Purchases Fantine’s hair.
Low E to D. Mean, aggressive and abusive.
Low C to middle C. interested in the services of the Lovely Ladies.
Low B to E flat. Victim of the cart crash.
Presides over mistaken Valjean’s trial.
Age: 8-11. (low B to G). Males and Females. Paris at this time would be full of orphans.
Age: Late teens – 20s. Low C sharp to E. Thenardier thug. Very strong / very stupid.
Age: Late teens – 20s. Low C sharp to E. Thenardier thug. He is lean and cunning.
Low C sharp to E. Thenardier thug. Tough, dangerous and secretive.
Low C sharp to E. Thenardier thug. Handsome and dangerous. Kills with a knife.
HOTEL PATRONS, WEDDING GUESTS, & PEOPLE OF PARIS
Age: 12 and older. Males and Females. From this group several smaller solo roles will also be cast
PLEASE NOTE: There will be double casting of ensemble roles.