Audition Material to Prepare
Select one minute of a song that features your unique vocal quality, your range, and allows you to show what you can do with a character. Learn your audition selection several weeks in advance. Know the show that the song comes from and how it connects to the music and/or characters of Les Mis. Most importantly, think through how you want to impact your audience. Again, whatever you sing should give you an opportunity to show stage presence level energy, vocal quality appropriate to the character, and your ability to physically bring a character to life – how you use your body.
A word about vocal quality – ease of sound production and access to the range of the voice are two very important considerations for directors. We want to hear healthy voices. Character roles may involve additional layers – grit or a comic element.
A word about movement – do explore the energy of the piece and move appropriately during your audition. Be expressive! Stage your own mini-show in the minute of material that you present!
Depending on what role you are interested in, please be prepared to sing excerpts from Les Miserablés. Not only are the primary and secondary leads vocally demanding roles, ensemble material requires powerhouse voices and will be utilized in many scenes and important choral numbers throughout the show.
“m” refers to measure. Those are measure numbers. www.scribd.com has a copy of the student edition score that singers can download – that will enable them to look at the section referenced. Anyone can sign up for Scribd – 30 day free trial!
Javert Javert’s Suicide, m22-35, 66 – 91
Valjean Bring Him Home, Prologue m252-265
Fantine I Dreamed a Dream (esp m52 – 67)
Marius Empty Chairs, m20- end
Cosette Marius and Cosette, m42- end + Marius – m60-end
Eponine On My Own, end of Heart Full of Love, end of One Day More
Thenardier One Day More m40- end, Master of the House m88-102
Madame Thenardier One Day More m40- end, Master of the House m88-102
Bishop Prologue m229-244
Young Cosette Castle on a Cloud m23-42
Gavroche Gavroche’s entrance m10-19, People’s Song m 17-38
Students/Revolutionaries People’s Song m 17-38
Combferre People’s Song m 17-38
Feuilly People’s Song m 17-38
Courteyrac People’s Song m 17-38
Enjolras People’s Song m 17-38
Joly People’s Song m 17-38
Grantaire People’s Song m 17-38
Lesgles People’s Song m 17-38
Prouvaire People’s Song m 17-38