NYT’S PRODUCTION OF
Les Misérables School Edition
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical – a true modern classic 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.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. Runtime is approximately 2.5 hours with intermission. For more information, see our Les Mis FAQs.
…but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them…There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives out fear.
~I John 4: 12,16,18
Please join us for auditions on 8/24/18 at Wildwood United Methodist Church in Magnolia. Callbacks will be held the following day, Saturday, 8/25. Registration will be open by August 1st. In the meantime, if you’d like to see audition thoughts from Director Lisa Morales, take a look at Audition Material to Prepare from here. You may also join the Facebook group called “NYT Les Miserables Pre-Audition Forum,” where you may get questions answered and interact with the show’s director. Know that regardless of song choice, what is most important is that you show the directing team your vocal skill and range. They will be looking for the perfect place to feature your talent!
*For those pursuing featured roles, you are encouraged to consider performing a selection from Les Mis, corresponding to the role the most closely aligns with your character interest, vocal type, and skill. Other song choices are fine as well; selecting a piece that is not from Les Mis will not in any way limit director consideration for callbacks. Those cast in ensemble positions will be prominently featured within the show and serve an incredibly important vocal and dramatic function. The world of Les Mis cannot exist without a truly gifted group of strong singer-actors comprising the ensemble.
Note that for callbacks, should you be considered for a featured role, you will want to be familiar with song excerpts provided within the “Audition Material to Prepare” page. **There is not a “wrong” audition choice as long as your song is well prepared, shows energy, and gives the directing team a sense of your vocal skill and range.
For additional information, you may wish to check out our FAQs for shows and general audition tips. For a complete list of roles, with supporting information, please check out this page.
Director Lisa Morales
Vocal Director David Horn
Choreographer Jenny Gallegos
Cast members are expected to attend all rehearsals, and be present during Tech Week and all shows, unless given permission to be absent.
Rehearsals Wildwood United Methodist Church
9/7/18 to 11/3/18, Friday evenings 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:30am to 2:30pm
Parent Meetings Wildwood UMC
(required attendance by at least one parent, even veterans…)
September 8, 12:00 pm and October 13, 12:00 pm
Tech Week Lone Star College Tomball Performing Arts Center
Evenings, November 4-8,
Shows Lone Star College Tomball Performing Arts Center
1st Weekend, November 9 – 11
Friday 7:00 pm; Saturday 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 & 6:00 pm
2nd Weekend, November 17 – 18
Saturday 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Move-out (“strike the theater”)
Sunday 11/18, 4:30 pm
Dinner and strike party following move-out