Les Miserables School Edition
Performed entirely by students
A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
School Edition specially adapted and licensed by
Music Theatre International and Cameron MacKintosh (Overseas) LTD
Directed by Peter J. Hill
Musically Directed by Kathleen Berger
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering.
To Audition (for info about video auditions, please click above “Sign Up Now” button:
Auditioners are asked to prepare an age-appropriate monologue from a previously published work, not to exceed 2 minutes in length, and 16 to 32 bars of an upbeat song or ballad that best shows off their voice. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided). A CD or edited karaoke track in the proper key may be substituted for sheet music, but must be queued to the desired start, must contain music only with no vocal assist, and must come with any special connectors necessary for your playback device. Dress to move for dance audition following.
– Sign up for the audition (at this link, or through above button. Download audition packet here or on the SignUp Genius page)
– Bring headshot, and resume if available and if not already submitted via link above
Production fees: If cast, your child will be receiving over 110 hours of professional direction from trained, industry professionals. Please be advised that if your child is cast in this show, there is a production fee of $100.00 per participant which includes a show t-shirt and a flash drive of production photos. Parents are also required to volunteer for 10 hours. Scholarships are available. NO ONE will be denied participation based on the ability to pay.
COVID-19 Protocols: Because our actors will be performing indoors and in close proximity, they may be required to wear masks during rehearsals, and wear face shields during performances, both onstage and off. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. Cast members may be required to take a COVID test before tech week and each Thursday before performance weekends. It is recommended that the audience wear a mask during performances. The safety of our young performers and our community is our number-one priority, and we greatly appreciate your understanding.
*PLEASE NOTE COVID PROTOCOL REQUIREMENTS ARE BEING RE-EVALUATED CONSTANTLY! WE WILL KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED IF ANYTHING CHANGES!
CASTING FOR (Ages 10-18):
Jean Valjean: the hero of the show, following his life journey.
Javert: the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean.
Bishop Of Digne: The Bishop is a good man who saves Valjean’s soul through showing compassion
Fantine: the beautiful, young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Cosette
Young Cosette: Fantine’s daughter and the Thénardiers’ ward.
Madame Thénardier: married to Thénardier. Together, Madame Thénardier and Thénardier con the world as partners in crime.
Thénardier: the true villain. He is the embodiment of evil.
Young Eponine: the pampered daughter of the Thénardiers. She does little except taunt Young Cosette.
Gavroche: Thénardier’s son. He is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris.
Eponine: Living hand to mouth, she survives by helping her father in his life of crime.
Enjolras: the student leader. Handsome, brave, daring, although youthful, He combines his revolutionary ideals with strong, charismatic leadership.
Marius: The romantic hero of the story. He is impulsive, passionate, willful, and headstrong.
Cosette: Intelligent, inquiring, personable girl; she is not in any sense a sappy, romantic heroine.
Chain Gang: Jean Valjean’s fellow prisoners. (five soloists)
Constables: (Two soloists)
The Factory Workers: (eight soloists)
Working-class Women: sing about the events at the barricade (4 soloists)
Foreman: The Foreman begins Fantine on her desperate, downward spiral.
Prostitutes: The Docks are a depressing and dangerous place to be, occupied by prostitutes and their customers. (four soloists)
Sailors: Three sailors begin the docks scene. (three soloists)
Bamatabois: the customer who taunts Fantine into violence.
Old Woman: purchases Fantine’s hair.
Pimp: controls the prostitutes at the docks.
Onlookers and Bystanders: make up the crowd othat witness the cart crash. (4 soloists).
Fauchelevant: the victim of the cart crash.
Judge(s): preside over a trial against Jean Valjean.
Mistaken Jean Valjean And Family: the man who Javert believes to be Jean Valjean.
Nuns: take care of Fantine in her sickness.
Gavroche’s Gang: Youth ages 8–10, a gang of kids who follow Gavroche around.
Thénardier’s gang of thieves: Brujon, Babet, Claquesous, Montparnasse
Members of the ABC society (a secret society of students and workers): Combeferre, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, Joly, Prouvaire, Lesgles, Grantaire
Farmer, Laborers, Revolutionaries, Sentries, Army Officer, Major Domo, Wedding Guests
Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible. The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Ticket sales alone do not cover operating expenses. For more information about donating or volunteering, please call 480.837.9661 x3 or read here.
Les Miserables School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com