Open auditions for the Broadway and touring companies of Les Miserables will be held in Los Angeles, Jan. 10, 2000, at the Debbie Reynolds Rehearsal Studios, 6514 Lankershim Blvd. in NoHo. Singers must register during the sign-in period, which will take place for adults from 9-10 AM only, with auditions beginning promptly at 10 AM.
Children's auditions will be held on Jan. 11; sign-in time is 4-4.30 PM, with auditions beginning at 4:30 PM.
Members of Actors Equity Association will be seen first, but auditions are open to both union and non-union performers. The casting team is seeking adult male and female actor/singers to play university students and various character parts. With a few exceptions, all must be early 20s to mid-30s. The auditions are for replacement parts only; there are no jobs available at the present time. Strong singers with a wide range are sought. With only one or two exceptions, women must be strong belters. Bring contemporary pop or theatre music to sing; opera, jazz, r & b and rock are not suitable. Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Also bring a current photo and resume. Les Miserables is cast entirely interracially.
Children are being sought for two important roles: Gavroche (boys 7-11) and Young Cosette (girls 7-10). No professional experience is required to audition. Casting for all children's roles is entirely interracial. Bring a recent photo stapled to a resume listing any singing and acting experience or training. No boys taller than 52 inches and no girls taller than 50 inches will be auditioned. Children and their parents/guardians must be willing to relocate to New York or travel with the national tour.
Those who cannot intend the audition should send a photo and resume to Johnson-Liff Associates, 1501 Broadway, #1400, New York, NY 10026. Attn: Les Miserables. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent