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happyguava

Ridiculously stupid question...

... but some of us don't know these things!!!!

What are the differences between the school edition an dthe regular one?
Kragey

Tons, and I'm pretty sure we've had this thread a few times. Most of it is cuts.
Aimee

The threads we had before got pruned a few weeks ago unfortunately. If someone can list the cuts again that would really be helpful for this and for the future. I'd do it but I don't know the cuts.

Thanks.
nicnikniki

All I can think of so far is that there is no Confrontation and the second verse of Come To Me is cut - and isn't part of A Little Fall Of Rain cut too?
The Very Angry Woman

Also, part of the Prologue is cut, and I believe the "preamble" to Master of the House is too.
Orestes Fasting

The second verse of Come To Me, the bit in the prologue between "...honest men like me" and "and now I know how freedom feels," and a large bit of the scene before MotH have been cut in the professional productions too, or at least the 3NT. Not sure about London. I don't know if the cuts to the prologue and MotH are more extensive in the school edition, but those appear to be across the board.

But yeah, the school edition has no Confrontation and I think a few of the songs have been brought down a step or two. The changes are mostly for length and to make it easier for HS students to sing: there's no censoring of Lovely Ladies, MotH, the death scenes, etc.
The Very Angry Woman

Orestes Fasting wrote:
The second verse of Come To Me, the bit in the prologue between "...honest men like me" and "and now I know how freedom feels," and a large bit of the scene before MotH have been cut in the professional productions too, or at least the 3NT. Not sure about London.


Yes, London has it too, and so did Broadway for two years.
broadwaybaby124

Is Castle on a Cloud in the school edition??
j/w
thanks
Kragey

broadwaybaby124 wrote:
Is Castle on a Cloud in the school edition??


Yes.
dramatic_mizfit

So wait, they cut out songs for length but didn't censor Lovely Ladies? Or did I read that wrong?

I always thought that one had been cut out due to the content.
Orestes Fasting

dramatic_mizfit wrote:
So wait, they cut out songs for length but didn't censor Lovely Ladies? Or did I read that wrong?

I always thought that one had been cut out due to the content.


Got it in one. Every girl I've ever met who was in a SE production went on at length about the costume she got to wear as a whore... apparently it's a fun scene. Laughing
Kragey

dramatic_mizfit wrote:
So wait, they cut out songs for length but didn't censor Lovely Ladies? Or did I read that wrong?

I always thought that one had been cut out due to the content.


I can't imagine them cutting "Lovely Ladies". It's one of the few upbeat songs in the show, Fantine becomes a prostitute in it, and it's also one of the more popular tunes. And really, the lyrics aren't that dirty.
Mr_X

They don't cut it, but they do change some parts. The part with the locket is cut for sure. If I have enough time, since I was in the school edition last year, I'll post all the cuts in the songs.
Mr_X

Here, I might as well start it off. The cuts are in bold.

Prologue-Work Song
Valjean:
Now every door is closed to me
Another jail. Another key. Another chain
For when I come to any town
They check my papers
And they find the mark of Cain
In their eyes I see their fear
`We do not want you here.'

Innkeeper's Wife:
My rooms are full
And I've no supper to spare
I'd like to help a stranger
All we want is to be fair

Valjean:
I will pay in advance
I can sleep in a barn
You see how dark it is
I'm not some kind of dog!

Innkeeper:
You leave my house
Or feel the weight of my rod
We're law-abiding people here
Thanks be to God.


Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven
Valjean:
Yet why did I allow that man
To touch my soul and teach me love?
He treated me like any other
He gave me his trust
He called me brother
My life he claims for God above
Can such things be?
For I had come to hate the world
This world that always hated me

Take an eye for an eye!
Turn your heart into stone!
This is all I have lived for!
This is all I have known!


None in At The End of the Day orI Dreamed a Dream

The Docks AKA Lovely Ladies
Old Woman:
Come here, my dear
Let's see this trinket you wear
This bagatelle...
Fantine: Madame, I'll sell it to you...
Old Woman: I'll give you four
Fantine: That wouldn't pay for the chain!
Old Woman: I'll give you five. You're far to eager to sell. It's up to you.
Fantine: It's all I have
Old Woman: That's not my fault
Fantine: Please make it ten
Old Woman: No more than five
My dear, we all must stay alive!

Women:
Lovely ladies
Waiting in the dark
Ready for a thick one
Or a quick one in the park
Whore 1
Long time short time
Any time, my dear
Cost a little extra if you want to take all year!
All: Quick and cheap is underneath the pier!



Whore 1: God, I'm weary!
Sick enough to drop.
Belly burns like fire -
will the bleeding ever stop?

Pimp: Cheer up, dearie.
Show a happy face.
Plenty more like you here
if you can't keep up the pace!

Whore 1: Only joking - dearie knows her place...


Fantine's Arrest
Bamatabois:
By Christ you'll pay for what you've done
This rat will make you bleed, you'll see!
I guarantee, I'll make you suffer
For this disturbance of the peace
For this insult to life and property!
Fantine:
I beg you, don't report me sir
I'll do whatever you may want
Bamatabois
Make your excuse to the police!


That's it for now.
Jordan

Mr_X wrote:
Here, I might as well start it off. The cuts are in bold.

Innkeeper's Wife:
My rooms are full
And I've no supper to spare
I'd like to help a stranger
All we want is to be fair

Valjean:
I will pay in advance
I can sleep in a barn
You see how dark it is
I'm not some kind of dog!

Innkeeper:
You leave my house
Or feel the weight of my rod
We're law-abiding people here
Thanks be to God.



That is cut from London these days.
Mr_X

Here's the next batch.

The Cart Crash
Voices:
Look at that!
Stay away!
You'll be crushed by the cart!
Don't approach! Don't go near!
Or that load's gonna fall!
Oh my God! Who is that?
It's Monsieur Fauchelevant!
There is nothing to do!
There is nothing to do!


Valjean:
You say this man denies it all
And gives no sign of understanding or repentance?
You say this man is going to trial
And that's he's sure to be returned
To serve his sentence?
Come to that, can you be sure,
That I am not your man?

Javert:
I have known the thief for ages
Tracked him down through thick and thin
And to make the matter certain
There's the brand upon his skin
He will bend, he will break
This time there is no mistake.


None in Who Am I?

Come to Me (Fantine's Death)
Cosette:
Hurry near, another day is dying
Don't you hear, the winter wind is crying?
There's a darkness which comes without a warning
But I will sing you lullabies and wake you in the morning.


Confrontation is completely cut.

Castle on a Cloud
Young Cosette:
There is a room that's full of toys,
There are a hundred boys and girls,
Nobody shouts or talks too loud,
Not in my castle on a cloud.


Oh help! I think I hear them now,
and I'm nowhere near finished sweeping and
scrubbing and polishing the floor.
Oh, it's her! It's Madame!


The Innkeeper's Song AKA Master of the House
Drinkers:
3. Come on you old pest
2. Fetch a bottle of your best
1. What's the nectar of the day?

Thénardier:
Here, try this lot
Guaranteed to hit the spot
Or I'm not Thénardier

Drinkers
Gissa glass a rum
Landlord, over here!

Thénardier:
Right away, you scum (to himself)
Right away, m'sieur (to customer)

Diners
1. God this place has gone to hell
2. So you tell me every year

Drinkers
6. Mine host Thénardier
He was there so they say,
At the field of Waterloo
7. Got there, it's true
When the fight was all through
1. But he knew just what to do
Crawling through the mud
So I've heard it said
Picking through the pockets
Of the English dead
8. He made a tidy score
From the spoils of war

Thénardier:
My band of soaks
My den of dissolutes
My dirty jokes, my always pissed as newts.
My sons of whores
Spent their lives in my inn
Homing pigeons homing in
They fly through my doors
And their money's as good as yours

Wife
Don't have a clue
what he put into this stew,
must've scraped it off the street.
Husband
God, what a wine
Chateau Neuf de Turpentine, must've pressed it with his feet
Wife
Where's the wretched man?
Husband
Landlord, over here!
Drinkers
One more for the road!
Thénardier, one more slug o' gin.
Girl: Just one more, or my old man is gonna do me in.


The Well Scene is completely cut

The Bargain
Mme. Thénardier: Let me have your coat, M'sieur
Valjean: Cosette shall live in my protection
Thénardier: You are very welcome here
Valjean: I will not forsake my vow
Thénardier: Take a glass
Mme. Thénardier: Take a chair
Valjean: Cosette shall have a father now!


Thénardier Waltz of Treachery
Valjean:
Come, Cosette, come, my dear
From now on I will always be here
Where I go, you will be.
Cosette:
Will there be children and castles to see?
Valjean:
Yes, Cosette, yes, it's true.
There's a castle just waiting for you.


More to come later.
Jordan

That part of Master Of The House is also cut from London.
Mr_X

Next batch of songs...

The Beggars AKA Look Down
Old Beggar Woman:
What you think yer at?
Hanging round me pitch?
If you're new around here, girl
You've got a lot to learn!

Young Prostitute:
Listen you old bat...
Crazy bloody witch...
'Least I give me customers
Some pleasure in return!

Old Beggar Woman:
I know what you give!
Give 'em all the pox!
Spread around your poison
Till they end up in a box.

Pimp:
Leave the poor old cow,
Move it, Madeleine.
She used to be no better
Till the clap got to her brain.

Beggars:
When's it gonna end?
When we gonna live?
Something's gotta happen now or
Something's gonna give
It'll come, it'll come, it'll come
It'll come, it'll come, it'll come


The Robbery
Thénardier:
Everyone here, you know your place
Brujon, Babet, Claquesous
You, Montparnasse, watch for the law
With Eponine take care
You turn on the tears
No mistakes, my dears


Stars
There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from grace
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
And those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall
As Lucifer fell
The flame
The sword!


The ABC Cafe-Red and Black
Enjolras:
Well, Courfeyrac, do we have all the guns?
Feuilly, Combeferre, our time is running short.
Grantaire, put the bottle down!
Do we have the guns we need?

Grantaire:
Give me brandy on my breath
And I'll breathe them all to death!

Courfeyrac: In St. Antoine they're with us to a man!
Combeferre: In Notre Dame they're tearing up the stones!
Feuilly: Twenty rifles good as new!

Gavroche: Listen!
Joly: Twenty rounds for every man!
Gavroche: Listen to me!
Jean Prouvaire: Double that in Port St. Cloud!
Gavroche: Listen everybody!
Lesgles: Seven guns in St. Martin!


Enjolras:
On his funeral day they will honour his name
With the light of rebellion ablaze in their eyes!
From their candles of grief, we will kindle our flame
On the tomb of Lamarque shall our Barricade rise! The time is near!
Let us welcome it gladly with courage and cheer
Let us take to the streets with no doubt in our hearts
But a jubilant shout
They will come one and all
They will come when we call!


None is cut in Do You Hear the People Sing?, In My Life, or A Heart Full of Love.

The Attack on Rue Plumet
Eponine:
'Parnasse, what are you doing
So far out of our patch?

Montparnasse:
This house, we're going to do it
Rich man, plenty of scratch
You remember he's the one
That got away the other day?
Got a brand upon his chest
Perhaps a fortune put away!

Eponine:
Oh Lord, somebody help me!
Dear God, what'll I do?
He'll think this is an ambush
He'll think I'm in it too!

What'll I do, what'll I say?
I've got to warn them here
I've got to find a way.


Claquesous:
What a palaver
What an absolute treat
To watch a cat and its father
Pick a bone in the street

Brujon: Not a sound out of you!
Eponine: Well I told you I'd do it, told you I'd do it...


And of course, no cuts in One Day More. That would just be cruel.
Kragey

Mr_X wrote:

Fantine's Arrest
Bamatabois:
By Christ you'll pay for what you've done
This rat will make you bleed, you'll see!
I guarantee, I'll make you suffer
For this disturbance of the peace
For this insult to life and property!
Fantine:
I beg you, don't report me sir
I'll do whatever you may want
Bamatabois
Make your excuse to the police!


That's it for now.


I'm pretty sure that was in our school's version.
Mr_X

It shouldn't have been. It goes from Fantine's "I'll kill you, your bastard, try any of that...", then she scratches him and Javert and his Constables walk in, nothing inbetween.

Anyhow, here's some of Act 2 cuts.

Upon These Stones-Building the Barricade
Prouvaire:
Now the people will fight
Grantaire:
And so they might
Dogs will bark
Fleas will bite.
Lesgles:
They will do what is right!


No cuts in On My Own, that would be very cruel also.

Upon These Stones-At the Barricade
Students:
Now we pledge ourselves to hold this barricade
Marius:
Let them come in their legions
And they will be met
Enjolras:
Have faith in yourselves
And don't be afraid
Grantaire:
Let's give 'em a screwing
That they'll never forget!
Combeferre:
This is where it begins!
Courfeyrac:
And if I should die in the fight to be free
Where the fighting is hardest
There will I be
Feuilly:
Let them come if they dare
We'll be there!


Javert's Arrival
Javert:
Listen my friends
I have done as I said
I have been to their lines
I have counted each man
I will tell what I can

Better be warned
They have armies to spare
And the danger is real
We will need all our cunning
To bring them to heel.

Enjolras:
Have faith
If you know what their movements are
We'll spoil their game
There are ways that a people can fight
We shall overcome their power


Little People
Courfeyrac: Take the bastard now and shoot him!
Feuilly: Let us watch the devil dance!
Lesgles: You'd have done the same, Inspector,
If we'd let you have your chance!

Javert:
Shoot me now or shoot me later
Every schoolboy to his sport
Death to each and every traitor
I renounce your people's court!

Combeferre:
Though we may not all survive here
There are things that never die
Grantaire:
What's the difference, die a schoolboy,
Die a policeman, die a spy?
Enjolras:
Take this man, bring him through
There is work we have to do!


A Little Fall of Rain
Marius:
You would live a hundred years
If I could show you how
I won't desert you now...

Eponine:
The rain can't hurt me now
This rain will wash away what's past
And you will keep me safe
And you will keep me close
I'll sleep in your embrace at last.

The rain that brings you here
Is Heaven-blessed!
The skies begin to clear
And I'm at rest
A breath away from where you are
I've come home from so far


No cuts in Night of Anguish (Valjean's Arrival)

The First Attack
Lesgles: See how they turn and run!
Grantaire: And so the war was won!

This is changed to
Lesgles: See how they run away!
Grantaire: By God we've won the day!



Javert:
You would trade your life for mine.
Yes, Valjean, you want a deal!
Shoot me now for all I care!
If you let me go, beware,
You'll still answer to Javert!


And lastly, no cuts in Drink With Me or Bring Him Home.
Fantine

Could someone make a 'sticky' out of this?
The Very Angry Woman

GayBoy wrote:
That part of Master Of The House is also cut from London.


And the US tour, but Broadway before either that or London.
Aimee

Fantine wrote:
Could someone make a 'sticky' out of this?
I'd really rather not as it clutters but if people want us too we can. How many want it stuck?
Kate1197

Definitely make it a sticky. I started looking through this forum a couple months ago because we were considering the SE for my school's show next year (I'm the music director), and it was really helpful.

-Kate
Fantine

Aimee wrote:
Fantine wrote:
Could someone make a 'sticky' out of this?
I'd really rather not as it clutters but if people want us too we can. How many want it stuck?

Well maybe you could open a new thread, call it 'School Edition' or something and quote all these changes... That way it'll be easier to find instead of 'Ridiculous question' ladieda.
Kragey

Fantine wrote:
Aimee wrote:
Fantine wrote:
Could someone make a 'sticky' out of this?
I'd really rather not as it clutters but if people want us too we can. How many want it stuck?

Well maybe you could open a new thread, call it 'School Edition' or something and quote all these changes... That way it'll be easier to find instead of 'Ridiculous question' ladieda.


I'm all for that. We get this question more than enough to warrant a sticky.
kittengoespop

Bump.

I thought it appropriate since this is still a valid topic, and it still isn't complete. Unless, of course, there are absolutely no cuts after "Bring Him Home". But it is still a valid topic.
The Very Angry Woman

Part of Dog Eats Dog and the wedding reception are cut.
AndrewShatterhand

Wow. They've cut quite a bit out. How could they take that part out of the soliloquy? It's the best part of that song.
kittengoespop

What part of Dog Eats Dog? I love that song! And, ideally, I would have this thread continue as it went before, with the cuts specifically listed, but if not, that's cool.
Mr_X

Here's the last batch.

Dawn of Anguish-cut completely

Second Attack, Gavroche's Death, and The Final Battle-no changes

Dog Eat Dog-
Ok, this one's confusing. Everything that's in parenthesis goes before the unbolded stuff.
Thénardier:
Here's a hint of gold
Stuck into a tooth
Pardon me M'sieur
You won't be needing it no more.
Shouldn't be too hard to sell.

Add it to the pile
Add it to the stock
Here among the sewer rats
A breath away from Hell
You get accustomed to the smell.

Well someone's got to clean 'em up, my friends
Bodies on the highway
Law and order upside down
Someone's got to collect their odds and ends
As a service to the town!


(Here's a tasty ring
Pretty little thing
Wouldn't want to waste it
That would really be a crime
Thank you sir, I'm in your debt)
Here's another toy
Take it off the boy
His heart's no longer going
And he's lived his little time
But his watch is ticking yet!


Well, someone's got to clean them up, my friends
Before the little harvest
Disappears into the mud
Someone's got to collect their odds and ends
When the gutters run with blood.


It's a world where the dogs eat the dogs
Where they kill for bones in the street
And God in His Heaven
He don't interfere
'Cause he's dead as the stiffs at my feet
I raise my eyes to see the heavens
And only the moon looks down
The harvest moon shines down!


No cuts in The Sewers or Javert's Suicide

Turning
Woman 1: Did you see them
Going off to fight?
Woman 2: Children of the barricade
Who didn't last the night?
Woman 3: Did you see them
Lying where they died?
Someone used to cradle them
And kiss them when they cried.
Woman 4: Did you see them lying side by side?

Woman 5: Who will wake them?
Woman 6: No one ever will.
Woman 2: No one ever told them
That a summer day can kill.

Woman 7: They were schoolboys
Never held a gun...
Fighting for a new world
That would rise up like the sun.
Woman 3: Where's that new world now the fighting's done?

Woman 4: Nothing changes.
Woman 7: Nothing ever will.
Woman 8: Every year another brat, another mouth to fill.
Woman 7: Same old story. What's the use of tears?
Woman 5: What's the use of praying if there's nobody who hears?


No cuts in Empty Chairs

Every Day
Cosette:
A heart full of love
A night full of you
The words are old
But always true.
Oh, God, for shame
You did not even know my name!
Marius:
Dear Mad'moiselle
I was lost in your spell.

Cosette:
A heart full of love
No fear no regret
`My name is Marius Pontmercy'


No cuts I believe in Valjean's Confession

Wedding
Chorus:
Ring out the bells upon this day of days!
May all the angels of the Lord above
In jubilation sing their songs of praise!
And crown this blessed time with peace and love.


Marius:
When I look at you, I remember Eponine.
She was more than you deserved, who gave her birth
But now she is with God and happier, I hope,
Than here on earth!

Thénardier:
So it goes, heaven knows
Life has dealt me some terrible blows.
Mme. Thénardier:
You've got cash and a heart
You could give us a bit of a start!
We can prove, plain as ink
Your bride's father is not what you think.

Thénardier: There's a tale I could tell
Mme. Thénardier: Information we're willing to sell...
Thénardier:
There's a man that he slew
I saw the corpse clear as I'm seeing you!
What I tell you is true!


Beggars at the Feast
Thénardier:
Ain't it a laugh?
Ain't it a treat?
Hob-nobbin' here
Among the elite?
Here comes a prince
There goes a Jew.
This one's a queer
But what can you do?

Paris at my feet
Paris in the dust
And here's me breaking bread

Epilogue
Valjean:
Alone I wait in the shadows
I count the hours till I can sleep
I dreamed a dream Cosette stood by
It made her weep to know I die.
Alone at the end of the day
Upon this wedding night I pray
Take these children, my Lord, to thy embrace
And show them grace.


And, of course, no cuts in the final song.
With the upper crust!
kittengoespop

Mr_X wrote:
Thénardier:
Here's a hint of gold
Stuck into a tooth
Pardon me M'sieur
You won't be needing it no more.
Shouldn't be too hard to sell.

Add it to the pile
Add it to the stock
Here among the sewer rats
A breath away from Hell
You get accustomed to the smell.

Well someone's got to clean 'em up, my friends
Bodies on the highway
Law and order upside down
Someone's got to collect their odds and ends
As a service to the town!


(Here's a tasty ring
Pretty little thing
Wouldn't want to waste it
That would really be a crime
Thank you sir, I'm in your debt)
Here's another toy
Take it off the boy
His heart's no longer going
And he's lived his little time
But his watch is ticking yet!


Well, someone's got to clean them up, my friends
Before the little harvest
Disappears into the mud
Someone's got to collect their odds and ends
When the gutters run with blood.


It's a world where the dogs eat the dogs
Where they kill for bones in the street
And God in His Heaven
He don't interfere
'Cause he's dead as the stiffs at my feet
I raise my eyes to see the heavens
And only the moon looks down
The harvest moon shines down!


Are those honestly the cuts in "Dog Eats Dog"? That makes me really mad. That destroys the song, and waters it down to a paltry shadow of the original song. And besides, that's Thenardier's aria! It's the only song he sings by himself, and they cut it. For the love of God, if they're going to butcher it that badly, why not just cut it completely, put it out of its misery? That's just sad, and I'm really angry.
AndrewShatterhand

I don't think "Dog Eat Dog" is THAT important to the story, it really only needs a verse or two to get the point across.

I cut it most of when I wrote my screenplay.
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

As an actor *flourishes hand* I honestly can say i found it terrible that they cut so much of Dog Eats Dog. When i played the character i was upset and outraged but there really was little i could do about it!

I know those among you who think oh well it doesn't need alot to get the poitn across...BUT at the same time it says an aweful lot about Thenarider and his attitude and provides the contrast to allow the audience to understand the pure evil that lies beneath the humour.

Besides this i feel that the actor playing Thenarider should be allowed the time to sing thier socks off and prove they aren't just a pretty (or not so pretty) face!
eponine5

no!
I can't believe they cut so much, how long is the school edition then? Because they honestly didn't have to cut it that short, my school hasn't done Les Miserables, but the musicals it does do can go up to 2 hours, 30 minutes anyway. They seem to have shaved it down to simply what the plot needs, rather than what the story and characters need. And the 'alone I wait' bit in the epilogue is my favourite part of the whole play!
Does every production ALWAYS stick to that exact cut version, or do some manage to insert a few of the cuts?
The Very Angry Woman

eponine5 wrote:
Does every production ALWAYS stick to that exact cut version, or do some manage to insert a few of the cuts?


Of course they do. Many music teachers, drama teachers, artistic directors, and principals believe they're above the law.
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

We...stuck rigidly to the provided music/score.lib and our show was 2 hours on the dot! I agree that cuts were made, and i disagree with some, however one must point out that these were made by the highest of high authorities, and in my opinion those that re-insert the cuts are:
A) Foolish - Do they not realise they could have their arses sued off!?
B) Jepodising the show as a whole
C) Ignoring recomendations made by experts?

Silly silly people!
eponine5

You're probably right, but I'm sure there are many people who could not bear to allow songs like Castle on a Cloud and A little Fall of Rain to be butchered in that way.
The Very Angry Woman

eponine5 wrote:
You're probably right, but I'm sure there are many people who could not bear to allow songs like Castle on a Cloud and A little Fall of Rain to be butchered in that way.


Then they need to pick another show.
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

Exactly...if you can't confrom to what they want then don't do the show. Simple. I'm not agreeing with the butchering becasue i think it's shocking too..but please deal with it. BUT there are those who just feel they can change the show because they are special or something.
Orestes Fasting

Recommendations made by experts, pah. The only good reason to go along with the cuts is because you might get your arse handed to you by CamMack & Co. if you don't. Why else?

1. You want to drastically reduce the running time--why did you pick Les Mis then?!
2. Your cast is too pathetic to learn that much music--go put on Bye Bye Birdie or something.

Random question I should know the answer to but I'm blanking on--are non-school community theaters allowed to do the SE as long as the performers are young enough?
olly

No, they have to be registered school and it has to be performed in a registered school, apart from special cirsumstances.

As the school edition's own site states:

1. The entire cast must be 19 years of age or under.

2. The entire cast must all be full-time High, Middle or Elementary School students

3. No member of the cast may be paid a salary, a percentage of ticket sales, a flat fee or any similar compensation.

4. No member of the cast may be a member of an actors' union such as Actors Equity, SAG, AGVA. This must be a completely amateur cast.

5. The production may be presented to a total potential audience of no more than 10,000 people, but, in any case, may be presented a maximum of no more than 15 performances, including previews, over a period three consecutive calendar weeks.

6. You may not tour this production. Each license is issued for a specific venue only.

7. All advertising and programs must clearly state that Les Misérables School Edition is being performed entirely by students.

8. All advertising must utilize the official Les Misérables School Edition logo provided to you as part of the director's script.

9. Press releases must state that this is a special school edition of Les Misérables performed entirely by students.
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

However i do believe thes rules have lop holes that have been exploited by communtiy thetares where they have affiliated the show to a school....such as performing it on their premises or used primarily their students BUT alos opened it up to a variety of other kids locally.
The Very Angry Woman

olly wrote:
No, they have to be registered school and it has to be performed in a registered school


That might be the case in the UK (and who are they "registered" with, anyway?), but not in the US. Plenty of youth groups affiliated with community theatres have put on the LMSE.
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

Registerd with the LEA (Local Education Authority)
Moci

The Very Angry Woman wrote:
olly wrote:
No, they have to be registered school and it has to be performed in a registered school


That might be the case in the UK (and who are they "registered" with, anyway?), but not in the US. Plenty of youth groups affiliated with community theatres have put on the LMSE.


It's not the case in the UK. Schools and Youth groups can perform it and so can "Church Groups, Community Theatre, University Dramatic and Musical Societies, Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Societies" if "they comply with the age restriction".
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