LES MISERABLES (SETA Tour) - NYC EPALMS Touring Company, LLC
Mon, Oct 07, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Short Engagement Touring Category 3; $976/week
Equity actor/singers for future principal replacements in the currently running SETA Tour (25th Anniversary Production). See breakdown.
Please prepare a short legit musical theatre song 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.
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
12th floor. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.
Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg
Book: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics: Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh
Directors: James Powell & Laurence Connor
Musical Supervisor: Stephen Brooker
US Musical Supervisor: James Moore
General Manager: Gentry & Associates, Inc./Gregory Vander Ploeg
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting/ Kaitlin Shaw
Expected in attendance: Kaitlin Shaw or Felicia Rudolph (Casting)
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
LES MISERABLES is cast entirely interracially.
35-40s. Sings to B (high lyric baritone or 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.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.