Audition for Les Misérables

Due to overwhelming demand, adult auditions for OSMaD's Les Miserables are fully booked
Children (under 16) are still invited to book an audition by following the relevant link on this page.
Adults are invited to add their name to the audition waitlist. We will contact waitlisted persons as/if audition times become available.

Childrens Audition Booking Here

Adults Wait-List Here


After 10 successful seasons including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, Oliver, The Pajama Game and Chess, OSMaD is bringing back to the stage the worldwide classic of musical theatre; Les Misérables.

Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Book by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
From the novel by Victor Hugo

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Featuring the songs "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More" and "On My Own" - Les Misérables is quite simply the world's most popular musical.

Production team:

  • Director: Richard Perdriau
  • Musical Director: Mal Fawcett
  • Choreographer: Louisa Mitchell
  • Vocal Coach / Music Assistant: Samantha U'Ren
  • Set Designer:Richard Perdriau
  • Lighting Designer: Tom Willis
  • Sound Designer: Marcello Lo Ricco
  • Costume Designer / Wardrobe Coordinator: Josh Nien
  • Production Management Team: Ben Andrews, Chris Richards, Charles Pruden

Audition information

Auditions are open - anyone interested is encouraged to audition

  • Auditions are by appointment only and will be of approximately 5 minutes duration.
  • Please prepare one song in the style of the show but not from Les Misérables
    • If you are interested in auditioning for a lead character, please also prepare a section of a song that the character sings. We have chosen the song and appropriate bars for each character. You will be sent access to the chosen selections when you book an audition online. Please note, you may or may not be asked to sing this by the audition panel.
  • Please bring piano vocal arrangement appropriately presented. Sheet music must be in the key you intend to sing. You may be asked to stop before you have finished your song so choose an appropriate starting point that best showcases your singing ability
  • Children auditioning for the roles of Gavroche and Young Cosette do not need to prepare a song. However, they should be familiar with Little People (Gavroche) or Castle on a Cloud (Cossette).
    • Children auditions will be Saturday 23 June, with boys at 10.00am and girls at 11.00am. You will still need to apply to audition online and choose that time so we know the numbers to expect.

Audition dates & location

Singing

Thursday 21 June, 7:00pm-10:30pm (FULL)
Friday 22 June, 7:00pm-10:30pm (Filling fast)
Saturday 23 June, 1pm-5pm
Sunday 24 June, 10:00am-5:30pm

Children auditions

Saturday 23 June,
10:00am-11:00am - Boys auditioning for the role of Gavroche
11:00am-12:00pm - Girls auditioning for the roles of Young Cosette/Young Eponine

Call-backs

Wednesday 27 June, 7.00pm-10.30pm

Location for auditions and call-backs

Scotch College
James Forbes Academy
Corner Fordholm Rd & Morrison St
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Booking an audition

Due to overwhelming demand, adult auditions for OSMaD's Les Miserables are fully booked
Children (under 16) are still invited to book an audition by following the relevant link on this page.
Adults are invited to add their name to the audition waitlist. We will contact waitlisted persons as/if audition times become available.

Childrens Audition Booking Here

Adults Wait-List Here

After reading this page, there are three important steps:

  1. Adults: Add yor name to the audition waiting list using the online tool HERE.
  2. Children: Book your audtion online HERE.
    1. Boys and girls auditioning for child parts must come at the times listed above. If you wish to change your audition booking slot, please email info@osmad.com.au
  3. Print the Audition Application Form that is generated and emailed to you, and bring it to your audition
  4. If you're auditioning for a lead role:
    1. In addition to a song of your choice, please prepare a section of a song that the character sings. We have chosen the song and appropriate bars for each character. You will be sent online access to the chosen selections when you book an audition online. Please note, you may or may not be asked to sing this by the audition panel.
    2. Children auditioning for the roles of Gavroche and Young Cosette do not need to prepare a song. However, they should be familiar with Little People (Gavroche) or Castle on a Cloud (Cossette).
If you have any queries, contact Richard Beveridge preferably by email at rbevo@bigpond.net.au or ring 0414 413 013.

For further information or expressions of interest email the producer - Richard Beveridge at - rbevo@bigpond.net.au.

Applications for production support roles are also welcome.

Rehearsal information

  • Rehearsals will commence Sunday 15 July and be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons
  • We will have one rehearsal weekend on 1st and 2nd of September. Attendance is mandatory
  • All adult cast members are expected to attend at least two working bees for set building, painting or costume making and to help with bump in and bump out
  • One of the conditions of our usage of Scotch College rehearsal and performance spaces is that all cast and crew should have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC). If you do not have a WWCC, you will be expected to obtain one within the first two weeks of rehearsal. Volunteer WWCCs are free and easily obtained from a Post Office. They remain current for 5 years.

Season information

There will be nine performances from 18 October to 27 October 2018 in the Geoffrey McComas Theatre, James Forbes Academy, Scotch College Campus, Morrison St. Hawthorn. This is not a Scotch College school production.

  • Thursday 18 October, 7.45pm (Preview)
  • Friday 19 October, 7.45pm (Opening)
  • Saturday 20 October, 7.45pm
  • Sunday 21 October, 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 24 October, 7.45pm
  • Thursday 25 October, 7.45pm
  • Friday 26 October, 7.45pm
  • Saturday 27 October, 2.00pm
  • Saturday 27 October, 7.45pm

Character descriptions

Jean Valjean

Valjean is an ex-convict who leaves behind a life of hatred and deceit for one of humanity and compassion after an encounter with a Bishop who is the first person to treat him with love and respect. His whole life becomes a quest for redemption, which he ultimately finds on his death bed. Jean Valjean is a vocally demanding role and requires strong acting ability, aging 20 years during the show, and realistically conveying an emotional internal dialogue as he struggles with what's right and wrong.
STAGE AGE: Ages from 40 to 60
ABILITY REQUIRED: Very strong singer/actor. High lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes - operatic or legit style. A3 to (High) B5. Strong vocal stamina - this is a demanding vocal role.

Javert

A police inspector who strictly believes in law and order and will stop at nothing to enforce France's harsh penal codes. He is stern, forbidding and totally lacking in compassion. Javert nurses an especially strong desire to recapture Valjean, but ultimately, Valjean's compassion undermines the system of belief on which Javert bases his life and leads him to suicide.
STAGE AGE: Ages from late 30s to late 50s.
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong singer/actor. Baritone - legit or classical vocal type with a darker tone than Valjean. F2 to F#/Gb4

Fantine

A desperate woman defeated by life but clinging to her dignity, sustained by her love for her daughter Cosette. We witness her descent from factory worker through prostitution, poverty, sickness and destitution to death.
STAGE AGE: late 20's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong singer/actor. Alto/Mezzo - classical or legit vocal type. F#3 to (High) Eb5

Thénardier

A cruel, wretched, money-obsessed man who first appears as an innkeeper, later becoming a petty, amoral thief. He is an opportunist who is greedy, brutal and conniving, but also has a wicked sense of humour. He and his wife are the comic relief of the production, and therefore the role requires good comic timing.
STAGE AGE: Ages from 30's to 50's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong actor with excellent comic timing. Tenor or Baritone - character voice. G#2 to G4

Madame Thénardier

Thénardier's wife, together they are partners in crime. Although she complains about him, she loves him and sticks by him. She is coarse and vulgar, greedy, ruthless and larger than life. That said, the Thénardiers are the comic relief of the production, and therefore the role requires a good comic timing.
STAGE AGE: Ages from30's to 50's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong actor with excellent comic timing. Alto/Belt - robust character voice. G#3 to D5

Marius

Marius is the handsome romantic hero of the story. He is impulsive, passionate, willful and headstrong. His moods change according to his circumstances. He is sweet and tender but also capable of great courage and compassion. In Act 1 Marius plays Romeo to Cosette's Juliet. In Act 2 Marius matures as a result of his experiences on the barricade. Marius should have a lovely, lyrical voice with a contemporary edge.
STAGE AGE: 20's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong singer/actor. Tenor - legit style. A3 to (High) G#5

Cosette

Daughter of Fantine and adopted daughter of Valjean. She is innocent, strong willed, educated, intelligent and inquiring. Cosette spends her childhood as a servant for the Thénardiers, but even this awful experience does not make her hardened or cynical. Once adopted by Jean Valjean, Cosette lives a comfortable, if secluded life. She loves her adopted father but still challenges Valjean, behaving always with imagination and dignity. She falls instantly in love with Marius, changing her world and her priorities.
STAGE AGE: Late teens to early 20's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Soprano - lyric - classical Bb4 to (High) C6

Enjolras

The revolutionary leader of the Friends of the ABC, Enjolras leads the students to fight and ultimately die at the barricades. He is handsome, brave and daring. He combines his revolutionary ideals with a strong charismatic leadership. On the barricade he physically and vocally should dominates everyone else.
STAGE AGE: 20's.
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong singer/actor. Tenor or baritone legit style. A3 to High G#4

Eponine

The eldest daughter of the Thénardiers, Eponine is streetwise and tough, but also sensitive and lonely. She is in love with Marius but comes to realise that he will never love her. She ultimately emerges as one of the novel's most tragic and heroic figures, dying in the arms of Marius.
STAGE AGE: Late teens to early 20's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Strong singer/actor. Alto/Belt. F#3 to (High) E5

The Bishop of Digne

An important feature role. The actor will double in the Ensemble. The Bishop's compassion carefully establishes the premise of the show by literally buying Jean Valjean's soul for God.
STAGE AGE: 50's to 60's
ABILITY REQUIRED: Bass - operatic or legit. A3 to E4

Young Cosette/Young Eponine

Fantine's child, Cosette is the ward of the Thénardiers forced into child labour, singing "Castle On A Cloud." She is a trembling little creature, underfed, beaten by Madame Thénardiers and bullied by Eponine. The role of Young Cosette will be double cast and alternate with the role of Young Eponine, across the 9 performances. Young Eponine, the pampered daughter of the Thénardiers, is a non-singing, non-speaking role.
STAGE AGE: 7 to 10 years
ABILITY REQUIRED: Soprano. A3 to high C5

Gavroche

A cheerful and cheeky lad who was brought up on the streets. He fends for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris. He is brave and witty. Think a young Artful Dodger. Gavroche has a very dramatic death at the barricade.
STAGE AGE: 9-12 years
ABILITY REQUIRED: An unbroken voice. Able to perform a cockney accent. B4 to G5

Ensemble

Les Misérables is a brilliant show for ensemble with strong acting and singing demands throughout the show including a host of cameos with solo lines. For male ensemble this includes the students, Thénardier's gang, the foreman, the pimp, Fantine's aggressive client, the chain gang, laborers, sailors and constables. For women this includes the factory girls, the innkeeper's wife, the old women, prostitutes and the student's partners. And for both there are farmers, citizens, inn customers, beggars and wedding guests.

Children (Under 16) continue to make a booking

Adults, continue to Wait List