Sept 23rd and Sept 24
The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors ages 14 and up for the musical phenomenon LES MISERABLES: SCHOOL EDITION, on Thursday Sept 23rd and Friday Sept 24 from 3:45 to 6 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. The production is directed and choreographed by Sally Forrest, with music direction by Melissa Carubia.
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Les Misérables: School Edition tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More”, and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Audition candidates should bring a headshot and prepare to sing 32 bars of a song in a similar musical theatre style, songs from Les Miserables are acceptable. Sheet music must be supplied for the accompanist, acapella auditions are not allowed. A resume is helpful but not required. A $20 non-refundable audition fee is due upon arrival. All performers must be vaccinated, proof of vaccination must be presented at the audition.
Tuition for Les Miserables: School Edition classes and production is $450 per student, some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due after casting is announced. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available at below.
Rehearsals begin the week of Sept 27th, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-6pm. Additional rehearsal commitment is required during production week, details to be announced at auditions. Attendance at auditions does not ensure casting.
Performances of Les Miserables are held on January 21-30. Tickets will be available at companytheatre.com.
Jean Valjean: (Male, High Baritone/Tenor) Jean Valjean is the hero of the show. It is his life journey that we follow. Powerful looking. Valjean’s capacity for change is his greatest asset throughout the story. The key to his character is his great humanity and compassion.
Javert: (Male, Baritone) Javert is the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean. Javert is unswerving in his belief that men cannot change for the better. “Once a thief, always a thief” is his mantra. Though stern and unwavering, it is clear that he is not an evil man. He is a a dedicated policeman with a profoundly strong sense of duty.
Fantine: (Female, Mezzo) Fantine is the beautiful, young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Cosette. She is rejected by society and forced through circumstances to sell herself. She is a brave woman defeated by life who clings to her dignity and is sustained by her love for her daughter, sacrificing everything for the young Cosette.
Madame Thénardier: (Female, Alto) Together, Madame Thénardier and Thénardier con the world as partners in crime. They were made for each other, and although she complains about him, she loves him dearly. She is coarse and vulgar, unhappy in her existence without knowing why. She is romantic, greedy, manipulative, evil, and larger than life. She is mean and nasty to Little Cosette and able to improvise in nearly any situation.
Thénardier: (Male, Baritone) He delights in cheating, robbing, defrauding, and blackmailing, and relishes every aspect of his schemes with glee. He is tough, greedy, brutal, lowbrow, crafty, and yet irresistible. He hates society and blames it and everyone else for all his misfortune. Thénardier is also the opportunist and realist of the show. He is a thief, a liar, a cheat, and steals valuables from the dead with no remorse.
Marius: (Male, Baritone/Tenor) Marius is the romantic hero of the story. He is impulsive, passionate, willful, and headstrong. His moods change according to his circumstances. He is sweet and tender but also capable of great courage and compassion.
Cosette: (Female, Soprano) Cosette is Fantine’s strong-willed, loving daughter. She is an intelligent, inquiring, personable girl; she is not in any sense a sappy, romantic heroine. Once she is adopted by Jean Valjean, Cosette lives a comfortable, if secluded, life. She falls instantly in love with Marius, changing her world and her priorities.
Eponine: (Female. Mezzo) Eponine is the Thénardiers’ daughter. Living hand to mouth, she survives by helping her father in his life of crime. She is a young girl who is streetwise and tough but also sensitive and lonely. Hopelessly in love with Marius, knowing that he will never love her.
Enjolras: (Male or Female. Vocal Baritione/Equivalent) Enjolras is the student leader. Charismatic, brave, and daring, although youthful. Combines revolutionary ideals with strong leadership. Enjolras must inspire the students to fight and, ultimately, to die for their beliefs. This character will be considered for Male and Female performers.
THE ABC SOCIETY: All of the Student Revolutionaries will be considered for Male or Female Performers. They are a boisterous, politically motivated, and diverse group of Bohemians. These characters compose a secret society of students and workers.
Combeferre: Combeferre is the philosopher and believer in peace. He is gentle, humane, strong, and brave.
Feuilly: Feuilly is a worker who is a self-educated orphan. He is an affectionate, warm, and poetic believer in “nationality.”
Courfeyrac: Courfeyrac is a youthful, passionate, and fearless student.
Joly: Joly is an eccentric and light-hearted (although sometimes morbid) medical student. His name is derived from the English word “jolly.”
Prouvaire: Prouvaire is a kind, soft-spoken, and, at the right moments, strong and masterful poet and student of social studies.
Lesgles: Lesgles is a cheerful, laughing-at-life (but unlucky) student. He is a close friend of Joly.
Grantaire: Grantaire is the opposite of Enjolras. Believes in nothing Witty and drunken, Grantaire is happy being with the group, and they put up with him because of his good humor. Surrogate parent to Gavroche, the mascot of the group.
Les Misérables spans decades in its story. Looking for a large Ensemble to play a Multitude of
Roles. All roles considered for Male & Female. Among Them:
5 members of a Chain Gang
Bishop Of Digne: The Bishop saves Valjean’s soul through showing compassion.
Foreman: The Foreman begins Fantine on her desperate, downward spiral.
Prostitutes: Yes the Song LOVELY LADIES is in the Student Edition.
Sailors (Sailors 1, 2, 3)
Bamatabois: Drunk, Sadistic Patron who tries to buy Fantine
Old Woman: Buys Fantine’s Hair
Pimp: Controls the Docks.
Montparnasse, Babet, Brujon and Claquesous: are members of Thénardier’s gang of thieves.
Revoltunairies at the Barricade
Customers at Therarnadier’s Inn
Founded in 1987, the Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) builds creativity and self-confidence in students through the performing and visual arts in a challenging, fun, and supportive environment. A.C.T. provides education in the performing arts through productions, classes and workshops, including four elaborate youth and teen musicals and one teen play annually, featuring gorgeous costumes, grand sets, and live orchestras. A.C.T.’s educational classes (formerly known as Studio One) enrich the lives of both children and adults year-round. A faculty of established teacher/artists educate, nurture and encourage proper technical development in voice, acting, movement and music, leading students to empowered, positive experiences.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 339-469-1776 or email ACT@companytheatre.com. For more information about A.C.T. or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.