Acting in Plays, Singing/Les Miz audition for Eponine!
Well, my community theatre just announced that we have gotten the rights to preform Les Miserables this spring! I'm a 15 year old alto/mezzo belt, I have been told I look a good year or two older than that tho, and Eponine is just one of those characters that I would love to have the chance to portray. From doing research online, I've read the part can be played from 14-21 years old, although she is normally around 18 or 19. Do you think it is worth my time trying for this specific character since I am slightly younger than the normal? If so, what would you suggest as an audition song? I'm finding it extremely difficult to find a song that captures Eponine's softer side along with desperateness that come out of her in "On My Own." The richest sound comes out of my voice when I belt notes from the A to D range (the ones still on the staff), but I range from the G below the staff to the E on the space below F. Sometime an F can happen and still sound good, but only if I'm not doing a jump larger than a third. Thank-you so much!
-Nicole (this is the same Nicole that asked about Oliver auditions a few months back)
Hi, Nicole –
Thank you for another question.
Don't worry about your age. If they want you, the make-up artist will decide what to do.
Consider "When I look at you" from THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Go to the web site below. It will allow you to change the key. You may want to have the sheet music transposed down into the key of F Major. It will then fall into the range you describe and also reflect the range of "On My Own".
"When I Look At You"
Keep in mind that some professional audition notices for Les Miz request a contemporary Pop ballad. If you have that option, then sing your favorite Pop/Rock ballad. Perhaps the sheet music is available on this same site. If so, then have it printed out in the key that works best for you and covers the same range required of Eponine.
Come the day of the audition, the wannabe "Eponines" will be wrapped around the block. If you really want this part, then get yourself into competitive shape. Whatever song you choose, deliver it like a Pop/Rock Star.
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