my local theater is doing a production of les miserables next year. i’m definitely going to audition, but i’ll be 17 at that time. much to young to play my dream role of fantine. i’d be so grateful to be in any part, even the background roles, but i know i can’t hit the vocal ranges of éponine, let alone cosette. i can hope and pray that the directors will consider having a younger fantine, because her character is very young. this may be the only chance i have to play my dream role, and i can’t stand thinking that it could be limited by my age.