Les Miserables

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Warren Bates

Musical Director




Audition Pack
Book Audition

26 July – 18 August 2018
TSB Showplace

Full information including the Audition Registration Form is available in the Audition Pack.

All Adult roles available in Les Miserables are limited to age 16 and above (Must be turning 16 during the season of Les Miserables in July 2018). Three children’s roles of Young Cossette, Young Eponine, and Gavroche are available. The age ranges for those roles is listed on Page 6 of the Audition Pack. We are seeking ethinic diversity in the cast for the show.

Call Backs

Call backs (if needed) will be held by private appointment if required.

Audition Panel

The audition panel will be made up of the President and Patron of NPOS as well as the Creative Team for this production. The audition pianist will also be present.

Audition Notifications

Notifications of your audition results will be made via email. Please expect a minimum of 2 weeks after auditions before these notifications will be sent.

All auditionees are requested to provide an accurate mug-shot photo prior to the audition day.

The children will be required to attend an individual singing/acting audition. Please note that parents will not be allowed in the room during auditions but are encouraged to remain in the foyer.

The individual auditions will be approximately 5 to 10 minutes long.

Do not be offended if we don’t get you to sing all of your prepared vocals – it doesn’t mean you are not being considered.

It is crucial that you know your material well enough to perform without needing to refer to sheet music or lyrics. An audition pianist will be provided for your audition. No backing tapes/tracks are to be used for Les Miserables auditions.

There will be no dance or movement audition for Les Miserables, however some moderate movement is needed by some of the onstage cast in the production.

Backing Vocal Auditions

We are looking for a STRONG group of approximately 12 Backing Vocalists and vocal support for the on-stage company (a mix of Male and Female). Backing vocalists do not appear onstage.

Audition material for backing vocalists is listed on page 7 of the audition pack, and is the same for the onstage company. People auditioning for backing vocalist only are still required to have an individual audition time. Those auditioning for onstage roles may indicate their interest in being in the backing vocals as well on their audition form. A separate backing vocalist audition is not required for those who are auditioning for onstage roles.

Auditions will be held over the weekend of 30 September – 1 October 2017.

Please ensure you book a time by contacting us. All audition material is from the show.

On the day, please arrive at least 20 mins prior to your audition, allowing time for administration and to give yourself adequate time for necessary preparation.


Cast will be required for rehearsals during the July School holidays, and should also ensure they are not out of town for the 2018 Easter break, should rehearsals be scheduled then.

Rehearsals will be held at New Plymouth Operatic Society Rooms, 76 King Street, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.00-10pm and on Sundays 4 – 7.30pm. As we get closer to opening night, rehearsals may be held on additional nights to the normal schedule. It must be understood, at times, the rehearsal schedule will be subject to change.

Prior Commitments

This section of the audition registration form must be completed and signed by every auditionee prior to auditioning. Please list any commitments that may result in a disruption to the schedule. Non attendance at rehearsals is not permissible unless prior approval has been given.

Les Miserables will run at the TSB Showplace from Thursday 26 July to Saturday 18 August 2018.

No extension past 18 August 2018 is possible.

Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

New Plymouth Operatic Society presents

A new production of BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’S


Based on a novel by VICTOR HUGO

Original French Text by ALAIN BOUBLIL and JEAN-MARC NATEL
Additional material by JAMES FENTON
Adapted and originally directed by TREVOR NUNN and JOHN CAIRD

Orchestrations by JOHN CAMERON


Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) and CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD. All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.