Equity Performers Needed for Les Miserables National Tour

les miserables national tour

 

LMS Touring Company is seeking equity performers for replacements for Les Miserables national tour.

PERSONNEL
Kaitlin Shaw – Casting Director

BREAKDOWN

  • JEAN VALJEAN – 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.
  • JAVERT – 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.
  • THENARDIER – 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.
  • MARIUS – 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.
  • ENJOLRAS – 20s-early 30s. High baritone (to G sharp/A) very strong singer. Charismatic political figure. Leader of the revolutionary movement.
  • FANTINE – 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.
  • COSETTE – 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.
  • EPONINE – 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.
  • MADAME THENARDIER – 30s-early 40s. Tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar. Strong character comedienne role. Belter.
  • ENSEMBLE/SWINGS – Male and female singers of all types. All men sing to G and most will cover Principals. All ladies belt up to C & most will cover Principals.

Time & Date: Friday October 20th 2017 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where:  ActorsEquity Association – Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661

Dial 011 at front door.

*AEA Members can sign up through the member portal beginning Friday, October 13th at 12pm.

Please prepare 32 bars of a traditional or classical musical theatre song.

 

 

Source: BroadwayWorld

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