Directed by Amber Schuyler
May 20th at 2pm, May 21st at 6pm
PRINCIPLE MALE ROLES
A paroled convict, prisoner 24601 and the protagonist and moral center of the show. Failing to find
work with his yellow parole note and redeemed by the Bishop of Digne’s mercy, he tears up the parole
note and conceals his identity to live his life as an honest man. He redeems himself repeatedly with
selfless acts of generosity and love. He steps in to save Fantine. He adopts Cosette and ultimately
gives his blessing to her and Marius, allowing them to marry. He rescues Marius from the barricade.
He confronts Javert. Jean Valjean is the only character in the show who looks within himself to find
answers. Must believably be seen as a man with great physical strength.
Policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean. Ideally a large man. The ultimate “law and order” figure. Obsessed, to the point of irrationality, with a rigid and merciless moral code. A dark quality.
Strong comic character role. A crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief. Greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar
A member of the revolutionary student movement. Attractive and romantic but in a sensitive, 19th century “byronic” way. In love with Cosette, yet the subject of Eponine’s affections.
Charismatic political figure. Leader of the revolutionary movement.
PRINCIPLE FEMALE ROLES
Poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter. Later is a pauper, a prostitute, a consumptive and a ghost. Earthy and poignant. Although is finally defeated by circumstances she should appear to be strong and a survivor. She puts up a valiant fight against the horrors of her life.
Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child) delicate, elegant, vulnerable and beautiful. Falls in love with and later marries Marius. Soprano (to high C) but a light, young “floating” sound, without heavy vibrato.
Daughter of the Thenardiers but in no way behaves like them. Fired by an unrequited love for Marius. Small, gamine, waif-like. Hasn’t learned to disguise her emotions; wears her heart on her sleeve.
Tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar. Strong character comedienne role.
CHILDREN AND ENSEMBLE
Small, young boy. 52” tall or less. Spunky street urchin. Lots of personality. Sings very well.
Young Cosette and Young Eponine:
Small girls. 50” tall or less. Sweet innocent waifs. Soprano
Female artists to form an ensemble of eight ladies; all ladies belt up to C & most will cover principals; the show is entirely sung and everyone in it must be a strong singer with a wide range; with only one or two exceptions, women must be strong belters. Male artists to form an ensemble of eleven men; all men sing to G and most will cover principals; the show is entirely sung and everyone in it must be a strong singer with a wide range; the men are primarily rangy high baritone, or tenors with strong low ranges.