Younger Company Audition Information & Form

The Beacon Players will be presenting the epic musical “Les Miserables” on April 21, 22 and 23

The Beacon Players invite any 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the Beacon City School District to audition for the Younger Company in our show, roles listed below are available. Please keep in mind that the roles of Young Cosette, Gavroche and Young Eponine are NOT ensemble roles. These are major parts in the show. Gavroche’s Gang will be 6 Younger Company Cast Members, again, NOT “just ensemble roles” but important cast members.

We will be holding a workshop for everyone auditioning for Younger Company on October 20th, 6:00-8:30pm.

Auditions will be held on Saturday October 29th. You will be able to sign up for a time slot after registering . Call backs will be Wednesday, November 2, 6:00-8:30pm

It may seem like a very long rehearsal period, but “Les Mis” is unlike any show, rehearsals and other issues will discussed at a Parent Guardian Meeting. Parents or Guardians of ANY student auditioning MUST attend. That meeting will be held at Beacon High School on Wednesday October 26 at 6:00pm and again at 7:00pm, only one is necessary to attend.

Character Descriptions

(Upon Receipt of an Audition Form Further Information will be Forwarded )

Young Cosette – 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,” she must have a nice voice and can tap into the emotion in the song.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Young Eponine is the pampered daughter of the Thénardiers. She does little except taunt Young Cosette. The role requires no singing or speaking. She should be a smaller version of grown Eponine and resemble Eponine in appearance and features.

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. Must be a good enough actor to believably die onstage.Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Gavroche’s Gang – Paris at this time would be full of orphans (due to years of wars and revolutions), and we will be representing these young people onstage. They need to be tough and scrappy. Some members of Gavroche’s Gang will have a solos line if cast as Solo Urchin.Gender: Both
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C4