Les Miserables National Tour - Chicago EPA

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Les Miserables National Tour - Chicago EPA

LMS Touring Company, LLC
Chicago, IL

Job Details

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Performer

TITLE

Les Miserables National Tour - Chicago EPA

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Short Engagement Touring
SETA Cat. 1; $992/week minimum

PERSONNEL
Kaitlin Shaw - Casting Director

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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.

SEEKING
Replacements for all roles, Ensemble, and Swings. See breakdown for details.

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.

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

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661

Dial 011 at front door.

WHEN
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lunch from 1:30-2:30.

WHAT TO PREPARE

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

Minors must be accompanied by an adult