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LES MISERABLES - Piedmont Players Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: July 24, 2014
Audition Location: Salisbury, NC

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Piedmont Players Theatre and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra announce AUDITIONS for Les Miserables

To Kill a Mockingbird

WHEN

FRI. AUG 29 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

SAT. AUG 30 at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, August 31 at 2pm

Auditions are by appointment only.  Only 25 spots per time slot.

To sign up call 704-633-5471.

 

WHERE

Meroney Theater (3rd Floor), 213 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC

 

ABOUT AUDITIONS

Piedmont Players Theatre is holding Auditions for the Tony Award Winning MusicalLES MISERABLES on Friday, August 29 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm andSaturday, August 30 at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.  Callbacks will be held onSunday, August 31 at 2pm. Performances run October 17-19, 2014 at Keppel Auditorium on the campus of Catawba College.  Auditions will be held for principle characters, ensemble and for those interested in being part of the choir only.

 

Performers should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show and bring sheet music.  If only auditioning to be part of the choir please indicate that at the time of sign up.  Available roles and character descriptions are included below.

 

Note: Auditions are by appointment only.

For more information call 704-633-5471 or email md@piedmontplayers.com.

 

Director & Designer: Reid Leonard

Musical Director & Conductor: David Hagy

 

Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG
Lyrics by HERBERT KRETZMER

Original French Text by ALAIN BOUBLIL and JEAN-MARC NATEL

Additional Material by JAMES FENTON

Adapted and originally directed by TREVOR NUNN and JOHN CAIRD

Orchestrations by JOHN CAMERON

 

Producing Partner:  NOVANT Health

 

Show opens –October 17, 2014

Show closes – October 19, 2014

ABOUT THE SHOW

For three nights in October, Piedmont Players and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra are collaborating on a truly remarkable event!  The production will be held at KEPPEL AUDITORIUM on the campus of CATAWBA COLLEGE!  With more than 100 actors, musicians and choir members on stage simultaneously, the PPT/SSO production promises to be a stage sensation. With a Tony Award winning score featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show of shows.

 

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.

 

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 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 life-long 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. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.  Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

 

WINNER of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score

WINNER of 5 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical

WINNER of 2 Laurence Olivier Awards including Audience Award for Most Popular Musical

 

 

 

AVAILABLE ROLES

 

JEAN VALJEAN An ex-convict who leaves behind a life of hatred and deceit in order to earn the kindness and forgiveness offered him by the bishop.  He finds fulfillment in protecting his adopted daughter, Cosette.  His life is a quest for redemption.

JAVERT A police inspector who strictly believes in law and order and will stop at nothing to enforce the law.  He is incapable of compassion or pity, and performs his work with such passion that he takes on a nearly animal quality when he is on the chase.

THE BISHOP OF DIGNE  The kind bishop who initiates Valjean’s spiritual renewal by saving Valjean from arrest and making him promise to live as an honest man.

FANTINE An unfortunate woman, Fantine is a working-class girl who leaves her hometown to seek her fortune in Paris.   She leaves her daughter, Cosette with the Thenardier's in order to work in another town and send money for her care. 

THE FOREMAN Runs the factory where Fantine works but fires her after she refuses his advances and hears rumor’s of an illegitimate child.

BAMATBOIS A wealthy dissolute young man who feels it is his right to buy anything, even Fantine.

FAUCHELEVANT A townsperson who becomes indebted when Valjean saves him from a carriage accident.

LITTLE COSETTE Fantine’s young daughter who had been living as a servant with the Thenardier's until Valjean adopts her

THENARDIER A money-obsessed innkeeper and Cosette’s keeper and tormentor. He is a scoundrel and thief who extorts money from whomever he can.

MADAME THENARDIER  M. Thénardier’s wife.  She is just as evil as her husband and takes special pleasure in abusing Cosette.

YOUNG EPONINE (silent)  The Thenardier’s spoiled daughter.  Same age as Cosette.

GAVROCHE   A Paris street urchin.  He is a happy-go-lucky child who enjoys the small pleasures of life.  He is also fierce and brave.

EPONINE  The Thénardiers’ daughter.  She is redeemed by her love for Marius.

COSETTE  Fantine’s daughter who lives as Valjean’s adopted daughter after her mother dies.  She is innocent and docile, but she also possesses intelligence and bravery.

 

THENARDIER's GANG

MONTPARNASSE A teenager. Handsome and dangerous. He is well dressed, strongly built. 

BABET Physically frail. He is lean and cunning. 

BRUJON Physically very strong. The body of a bear and a pea sized brain. A genuine gangster, he is stupid and evil. 

CLAQUESOUS Tough, dangerous and secretive. 

 

STUDENTS

ENJOLRAS The leader of the Friends of the ABC. Enjolras is a radical student revolutionary. He is both wild and beautiful.

MARIUS An innocent young man, Marius is capable of great things and manages both to fight on the barricades and successfully court the love of his life, Cosette.

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

FEUILLY A worker, self-educated and an orphan. A believer in  "nationality." Affectionate, warm and poetic. 

COURFEYRAC He is youthful, passionate and fearless. 

JOLY  Eccentric and light-hearted, although sometimes morbid.

GRANTAIRE Witty and drunken, he is happy being with the group and the put up with him because of his good humor. He also keeps a watchful eye on Gavroche, the mascot of the group.

LESGLES Cheerful, laughing at life but unlucky.

JEAN PROUVAIRE  kind, softly spoken and at the right moments strong and masterful.

 

ADDITIONAL ROLES

AN ARMY OFFICER Off stage with a megaphone

ENSEMBLE   The Chain Gang, Warders, Constables, The Poor, Factory Workers, Sailors, Whores, Pimps, Drinkers, Wedding Guests, etc.

CHOIR   A large choir will be used on stage with the symphony.

 

 

Josh Wainright | Marketing Director

 

Piedmont Players Theatre Inc.

213 S. Main St

Salisbury, NC 28144

 

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