AUDITIONS: Little Women
This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
Little Women embodies a complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
Auditions will be held on:
Saturday, January 20 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, January 21, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Callbacks will be held on Monday, January 22 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
You will be informed by email if you are required for callbacks.
Advance appointments are not necessary. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.
All auditions, and any necessary callbacks, will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
Street parking available.
Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
Please prepare two contrasting songs (16-32 bars each) from standard musical theater repertoire. Do not sing a pop/rock song. You may only be asked to sing one song, so do the “best one” first. An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music in the key you will be singing.
You may bring pre-recorded accompaniment on CD or iPhone/Android equivalent although we would prefer that you sing with the accompanist. Be prepared to dance at the initial audition.
March 16 - April 14
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons (matinees) at 2:00pm.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances. This is non-negotiable!
Picture, resume and your conflicts for the whole rehearsal period. We must have all conflicts no later than callbacks or you will not be cast in the show. If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.
(6 Women, 4 Men)
We encourage ALL ethnicities to apply for any of the roles.
Female, 18 - 26, Mezzo with strong belt, high belt & soprano range: E3 - A5
The story's protagonist, passionate, adventurous, and brave, ability to play comedic and dramatic scenes.
Female, 15 - 20, Mezzo: A3 - Gb5
The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie.
Doubles as Troll.
Female, 21 - 28, Soprano: A#3 - Bb5
Soprano with strong low range, the world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life.
Doubles as Clarissa.
Female, 17 - 24, Mezzo: A3 - G5
The second youngest sister who tragically dies of scarlet fever, peace-maker, sweet, a homebody, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.
Doubles as Rodrigo II.
Female, 45 - 55, Mezzo: Eb3 - Eb5
The girls' mother, she is the strong backbone of the family, courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces, she only breaks down when she is alone.
Doubles as Hag.
Female, 45 - 60, Contralto with soprano range: E3 - F5
A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters, the wealthy socialite in town.
Doubles as Mrs. Kirk.
Male, 30 - 45, Bari-tenor: G2 - F#4
A German Professor who exemplifies proper manners, he is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk's boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo.
Male, 19 - 26, Tenor: Bb2 - Bb4
The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm, he is Jo’s best friend but later falls in love with Amy.
Doubles as Roderigo.
Mr. John Brooke
Male, 30 - 40, Baritone: C#3 - F#4
Laurie's tutor and a rather stiff man who initially shows very little emotion, he later marries Meg and warms up considerably.
Doubles as Braxton.
Male, 50 - 60, Baritone: C3 - E4
Laurie’s grandfather, gruff and sour, but with a heart of gold.
Doubles as The Knight.
Non-Equity, there is no pay.
For further information, please email Anne Gesling at firstname.lastname@example.org.