Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece. Featuring updated orchestrations based on the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival, Les Misérables School Edition is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985.
In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter.
About the Production:
Director: Daphne Shoppach
Music Director: Tanner Oglesby
Rehearsals: To begin July 29 and will be scheduled at the discretion of the director, music director and choreographer.
Performances: Sept 21, 22, 28, 29, Oct 5, 6 at the Royal Theatre in Benton, AR.
About the Audition:
LOCATION: First United Methodist Church Benton Choir room
DATE: May 19, 20 Call-backs May 24 at 6:00 p.m.
TIMES: Seven scheduled blocks are available —
May 19, 2019
Block A 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Block B 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Block C 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Block D 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Block E 8:00-9:30 p.m.
May 20, 2019
Block F 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Block G 7:00-8:30 p.m.
1.) REGISTER: Choose a block for your audition. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054eafa923abf85-lesmis
2.) COMPLETE AUDITION FORM: Complete the form and send. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScydxCmRcy_VLkHT0Rxgu2yrxc6h7fc6YJGt1vS2pSC1gT3wg/viewform
VOCALS: Prepare two 32-bar cuts of a song from the show. You will be asked to sing only one initially, so sing your best piece first. You must bring sheet music with cuts
appropriately marked. No a capella singing, please. An accompanist will be provided.
join on the day of your audition.
Bring a copy of your resume and headshot. If you did not complete the paperwork online, plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your block to complete your paperwork.