Equity Principal Auditions - 3 days
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
10 AM to 6 PM each day.
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY
Equity actors who sing, men and women.
LES MISERABLES is cast entirely interracially.
Please bring a contemporary pop or contemporary theatre music to sing. Opera, jazz, rhythm-and-blues and rock are not the proper styles.
Please bring sheet music a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER. An accompanist will be provided.
Book:Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics:Alan Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh
Directors: James Powell & Laurence Connor
Musical Supervisor: Stephen Brooker
General Manager: Foresight Theatrical
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
1streh.: o/a Jan., 2014
Casting Director Note: Due to expected turn-out, non-Equity actors (this includes non-Equity children) will not be seen at these calls but welcome ‘drop-offs’.
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
35-40s. Sings to B (high lyric baritoneor tenor with strong low notes). A poor peasant who rises to affluence, he has great natural nobility and dignity. A powerful figure, ideally a large man with a character of operatic size and passion. The voice needs to have a pop/rock sound or a classical sound of extraordinary textual clarity.
Baritone, sings to G. Policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean. Ideally a large man. The ultimate “law and order” figure. Obsessed, to the point of irrationality, with a rigid and merciless moral code. He too is a character of operatic size and passion. Both belt voice and classical can suit this role but must have a darker quality than Jean Valjean.
Late 30s-40s. Strong comic character role. A crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief. Greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar. Baritone, sings to F sharp.
20s. High baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A). A member of the revolutionary student movement. Attractive and romantic but in a sensitive, 19th century “byronic” way.
20s-early 30s. High baritone (to G sharp/A) very strong singer. Charismatic
political figure. Leader of the revolutionary movement.
Late 20s, early 30s. Belt up to C, sings to E flat. Poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter. Later is a pauper, a prostitute, a consumptive and a ghost. Earthy and poignant. Although is finally defeated by circumstances she should appear to be strong and a survivor. She puts up a valiant fight against the horrors of her life.
18-25 (the younger the better). Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child) delicate, elegant, vulnerable and beautiful. Falls in love with and later marries Marius. Soprano (to high C) but a light, young “floating” sound, without heavy vibrato.
An enormous and beautiful belt voice, to C in belt (sings to E flat). Daughter of the Thenardiers but in no way behaves like them. Fired by an unrequited love for Marius. Small, gamine, waif-like. Hasn’t learned to disguise her emotions; wears her heart on her sleeve.
30s-early 40s. Tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar. Strong character comedienne role. Belter.
GAVROCHE: Boy, age 7 - 11. 52” tall or less. Spunky street urchin. Lots of personality. Sings very well.
YOUNG COSETTE AND YOUNG EPONINE: Girls, age 7 - 11. 50” tall or less. Sweet innocent waifs. Pretty soprano voice.