Audition Notice – Les Miserables
Wednesday, November 13 at F-M High School (choir room)
Sign-up to audition by Monday, Nov 11 by clicking HERE
Performances are March 6-14, 2020. Rehearsals are typically 3:15-7:00 M-F (Gavroche and Young Cosette will not have rehearsal every day.)
Eagle Hill, Wellwood, and F-M High School students who sound and look age-appropriate for the roles may audition. Gavroche’s and Young Cosette’s audition cut can be found by clicking the appropriate links below.
Gavroche – Comes across as age 10-11 Gavroche is Thenardier's son. He is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris. His "arch enemy" is Javert the Policeman. He is brave and witty. Think a young Artful Dodger. Gavroche has a very dramatic death at the barricade. B (below middle C) to G
Gavroche is Thénardier’s son. He is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris. His archenemy is Javert, the policeman. Gavroche is brave, witty, and arrogant, with a fantastic, unchanged voice. For comparison, think of a young Artful Dodger. Gavroche is best played by the smallest boy available. Gavroche has a very dramatic death at the barricade. Make sure your Gavroche is a good enough actor to believably die onstage.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Young Cosette – Comes across as age 9-10 Cosette is the child of Fantine. She is the ward of the Thenardiers forced into child labor and sings "Castle On A Cloud." She is a trembling little creature, underfed, beaten by Madame Thenardier and bullied by Eponine. make sure Cosette is small and looks properly pathetic and yet warms the audience's heart who should be sympathetic to her plight. A (below middle C) to C
Young Cosette is Fantine’s daughter and the Thénardiers’ ward. She has been forced into child labor. She is underfed, beaten by Madame Thénardier, and bullied by Eponine. Make sure your Young Cosette is small and looks properly pathetic yet warms the audience’s hearts. They should be sympathetic to her plight. It is essential that your Young Cosette be as physically small as possible, especially against Jean Valjean and the Thénardiers. Young Cosette sings “Castle On A Cloud,” so make sure she has a nice voice and can tap into the emotion in the song.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3