Description:

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. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece. 

RED CAST PERFORMANCES
11/1 @7pm, 11/8 @10am, 11/9 @2pm

BLACK CAST PERFORMANCES
11/1 @10am, 11/2 @2pm, 11/8 @7pm, 11/9 @7pm

Please expect 2.5 hours for the show plus 15 minutes for intermission.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Nov 1st @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 8th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 8th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 9th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 9th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

There are a limited number of Back Stage Tour packages for your group or troop. Package includes show patch, snack voucher and back stage tour. Contact the Box Office Coordinator for more information at micky@cytsacramento.org * All sales are final. * No refunds or exchanges. * Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. * Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Valley Springs Church:

2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661


Show Notes:

  • PLEASE NOTE: The age limit for this production is 18 years old. Due to contract requirements, we are unable to cast students who will be turning 19 mid-production.
  • Auditions will be held at Valley Springs Church on Friday, August 16th starting at 4:15pm.  Please note should you wish to audition for both Auburn and Roseville shows, you will be able to do so. Dance Auditions & Callbacks for both Auburn and Roseville will be held at Valley Springs Church on Saturday, August 17th.
  • You will receive an email with a link to the new online audition form. You will need to have your head shot and audition song file ready to upload when you go to complete the form. Be sure to have your tape measure ready to take the costuming measurements!
  • If you want to be considered for both shows, you only need to go to the audition that you signed up for. **PLEASE do not change your audition date!
  • Callbacks for both Auburn & Roseville shows will be held at Valley Springs Church on Saturday, August 17th after the Dance Audition.
  • Dance Audition will be held at Valley Springs Church on Saturday, August 17th starting at 9:00am (Everyone who auditioned on Friday must attend the dance audition also.)
  • PLEASE NOTE that there is a separate production fee of $175 for the show.

Auditions are for CYT Students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class. Auditions are open and friends and parents are encouraged to stay and cheer on the students who are auditioning. Watching other participants is a valuable learning opportunity. Auditions are limited to ONE MINUTE in length. This is a vocal heavy show so we are requesting only singing--no monologues.. We recommend that your child sing a song in his/her range, add movement or dance, and introduce him/ herself with energy and confidence. It is important to smile, project, make eye contact with the directors, and be well prepared in every way. 

Music: You will be able to upload your music to the new audition form. You may also have a friend or family member who plays piano or guitar accompany you. There will be a piano available at auditions. The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm.

Dance Auditions will be held Saturday, August 17th at 9:00am. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will be taught a dance(s) from the show, and then be asked to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

Callbacks will be on Saturday, August 17th immediately following the Dance Auditon. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. However, just because a student is not called back does not mean that he or she will not be cast in the show.

Please note:
Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting.

For additional audition information (plus so much more), check out the Parent's Guide to CYT on the home page of our website.

Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays 8/24, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 (no rehearsal on 8/31) 
Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: Super Saturday 10/26, Tech Week--10/27,10/28,10/29,10/31,(no rehearsal on 10/30),
Mandatory Show Dates: Friday 11/1 10am & 7pm, Saturday 11/2 2pm, Friday 11/8  10am & 7pm, Saturday 11/9 2pm & 7pm


CYT TV live casting Sunday, August 18th at 4:30pm. Click Here

Photo Shoot

Saturday, August 24th 2:00pm

1pm--Head Shots of entire cast 1pm-4pm -- Publicity photo shoot-- characters to be called will be announced

Parent Meeting

1st Parent Meeting 8/24/19 9:30-11:00am in the Chapel / New Parent Meeting Q&A 8/24 after parent meeting in the Lobby / 2nd Parent Meeting 10/12/19 9:30-11:30am in the Chapel


Characters:

Jean Valjean

He is the hero of the show. It is his life journey that we follow. He should carry himself confidently onstage and come across to the audience as reasonably mature and paternal. Valjean’s capacity for change is his greatest asset throughout the story. The key to his character is his great humanity and compassion.

Javert

Javert is the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean. Javert is unswerving in his belief that men cannot change for the better. "Once a thief, always a thief" is his mantra. At first glance, Javert might appear to be the villain of the story, but upon closer examination, it is clear that he is not an evil man. He is a dedicated policeman with a profoundly strong sense of duty. Unlike Valjean, Javert's attitudes are rigid and unmovable. He is stern, forbidding, and lacking in compassion

Fantine

Fantine is the beautiful, young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Cosette. She is rejected by society and forced through circumstances to sell herself. She is a brave woman defeated by life who clings to her dignity and is sustained by her love for her daughter, sacrificing everything for the young Cosette. The audience witnesses her descent through a series of terrible events leading to poverty, hunger, cold, loneliness, destitution, and death from consumption.

Cosette--Red Cast

Cosette--Black Cast

Young Cosette-Red Cast

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.

Young Cosette--Black Cast

Dream Cosette

Eponine-Red Cast

Eponine is the Thénardiers’ daughter. Living hand to mouth, she survives by helping her father in his life of crime. She is a young girl who is streetwise and tough but also sensitive and lonely. This tragic character is hopelessly in love with Marius, knowing that he will never love her.

Eponine-Black Cast

Young Eponine

Young Eponine is the pampered daughter of the Thénardiers. She does little except taunt Young Cosette.

Marius-Red Cast

Marius is the 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.

Marius-Black Cast

Enjolras

Enjolras is the student leader of the ABC Society. He is handsome, brave, and daring, although youthful. He combines his revolutionary ideals with strong, charismatic leadership. Victor Hugo described him as “a thinker and a man of action.” On the barricade, he should dominate everyone else physically and vocally.

Thénardier

Thénardier is the true villain who is the embodiment of evil. That said, he should also possess a wicked sense of humor. He delights in cheating, robbing, defrauding, and blackmailing, and relishes every aspect of his schemes with glee. He is tough, greedy, brutal, lowbrow, crafty and yet irresistible. He hates society and blames it and everyone else for all his misfortune. Thénardier is also the opportunist and realist of the show. He is also the comic relief of the production. However, his comedy is based in reality and shouldn’t be too exaggerated.

Madame Thénardier

She is married to Thénardier. Together, Madame Thénardier and Thénardier con the world as partners in crime. She is coarse and vulgar, unhappy in her existence without knowing why. She is romantic, greedy, manipulative, evil, and larger than life.

Gavroche-Red Cast

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.

Gavroche-Black Cast

Bishop Of Digne

The Bishop is a good man who saves Valjean’s soul through showing compassion. The Bishop of Digne’s kindness carefully establishes the premise of the show by literally buying Jean Valjean’s soul for God.

Factory Soloists

Factory Workers Chorus

Foreman-Red Cast

The Foreman begins Fantine on her desperate, downward spiral. He should be virile, commanding, and a bit seedy around the edges.

Foreman-Black Cast

Lovely Ladies/Turning Ladies

Sailors

Bamatabois

Bamatabois is the customer who taunts Fantine into violence. He is a wealthy, dissolute young man who thinks of himself as a gentleman, even dressing in expensive clothes.

Inn Guests

The Broker

Fauchelevant

Nuns

Constables

Combeferre

Combeferre is the philosopher and believer in peace. He is gentle, humane, strong, and brave. Member of the ABC society composed of students and workers.

Feuilly

Feuilly is a worker who is a self-educated orphan. He is an affectionate, warm, and poetic believer in "nationality." Member of the ABC society composed of students and workers.

Courfeyrac

Courfeyrac is a youthful, passionate, and fearless student. Member of the ABC Society consisting of students and workers.

Grantaire

Grantaire is the opposite of Enjolras. He believes in nothing. Although he admires Enjolras, he loves to mock him. Member of the ABC Society consisting of students and workers.

Prouvaire

Prouvaire is a kind, soft-spoken, and, at the right moments, strong and masterful poet and student of social studies. Member of the ABC Society consisting of students and workers.

Joly

Joly is an eccentric and light-hearted (although sometimes morbid) medical student. His name is derived from the English word “jolly.” Member of the ABC Society made up of students and workers.

Lesgles

Lesgles is a cheerful, laughing-at-life (but unlucky) student. He is a close friend of Joly. Member of the ABC Society consisting of students and workers.

Roger

Student

Pierre

Student

Marcel

Student

Army Officer

Babet

Member of Thenardier's Gang

Claquesous

Member of Thenardier's Gang

Brujon

Member of Thenardier's Gang

Peasant Chorus

Major Domo

Chain Gang

The Chain Gang consists of Jean Valjean’s fellow prisoners.

Wedding Guests

Wedding Guests form a chorus that celebrates the wedding of Marius and Cosette.