Paige Smallwood will step into the role of Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables beginning August 5.
Smallwood will succeed Emily Bautista, who will star as Kim in the forthcoming national tour of Miss Saigon.
Les Misérables will also welcome Parker Dzuba as Gavroche beginning August 9 as Jonah Mussolino departs.
The tour is currently performing at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado, through August 5, followed by the SHN Orpheum Theatre August 8–26 in San Francisco. A complete touring schedule can be found at LesMiz.com.
The company also currently features Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean, Josh Davis as Javert, J Anthony Crane as Thénardier, Allison Guinn as Madame Thénardier, Mary Kate Moore as Fantine, Matt Shingledecker as Enjolras, Joshua Grosso as Marius, and Jillian Butler as Cosette. Elsa Avery Dees and Sophie Knapp alternate in the role of Little Cosette/Young Éponine. Sam Middleton and Dzuba (beginning Aug 9) alternate in the role of Gavroche.
The ensemble includes John Ambrosino, Robert Ariza, Richard Barth, Felipe Barbosa Bombonato, Gabriel Sidney Brown, Julie Cardia, Steve Czarnecki, Olivia Del Cicchi, Nicholas Edwards, Caitlin Finnie, Michelle Beth Herman, Monté J. Howell, Dayla Knapp, Andrew Maughan, Maggie Elizabeth May, Matt Moisey, Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Bree Murphy, Tim Quartier, Talia Simone Robinson, Mike Schwitter, Liz Shivener, Brett Stoelker, Danielle J. Summons, Kyle Timson, and Christopher Viljoen.
Les Misérables has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton, and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, and Stephen Brooker.
The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley (inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo), with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt, and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Music supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Kaitlin Shaw for Tara Rubin Casting.