Auditions: Little Women - January 7, 11, 2020

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. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.


Auditions:

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 7 PM
Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Call Backs:

The Old Armoury - 1A Park Ave, Georgetown
Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 7 PM


Location:

The Old Armoury
1A Park Ave
Georgetown Fairgrounds

Audition Requirements:

  • Please prepare two contrasting pieces from music theatre repertoire, in the style of Little Women. You may be asked to perform only a portion of either song.
  • Sheet music in your correct key, double-sided, hole punched and placed in a 3-ring binder. A pianist will be provided. Karaoke tracks will not be accepted as accompaniment.
  • You will be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
  • Please bring a theatre resume and headshot if available.
  • Arrive in enough time to check in, get settled and complete the audition form (if you haven’t already done so).
  • Those auditioning must be 15 years old by January 1, 2020.

To book an audition please contact Michael Wolfe, Producer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Call backs:

  • You will be notified by phone by January 12 if you are required for a call back.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Not all parts will require call backs. We will only call back those we need to see again. However, if call backs are required for a part you are interested in, you must be available for the call back in order to be considered for the role.

Casting decisions will be made following the call backs. All those who auditioned will receive the results of their auditions by January 17th. Those who have been cast will receive results by phone. All others will receive results via email.

Conflicts – please take the opportunity to tell us about all potential conflicts you may be aware of on your audition form, even if you’re unsure of the dates. Any conflicts reported after your acceptance into the show will be subject to Globe’s conflict policy - if you miss more than 3 rehearsals you may be asked to leave the show.

Artistic Team:

Director: William Reill
Musical Director: Mark Peterson


Performance Dates:

June 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm
June 7 and 14 at 2pm

The Old Armoury
1A Park Ave, Georgetown

Rehearsals:

Beginning Sunday, March 8th, 2020
The Old Armoury - 1A Park Ave, Georgetown

Mondays from 7 - 10 PM
Wednesdays from 7 - 10 PM
Sundays from 7 to 9 PM (until end of April) then moving to 1 PM to 5 PM for May

 

Characters – The Women

Jo March
Our story’s protagonist.  Passionate, adventurous, and brave.  A writer struggling to find her true voice, her stories begin as melodramatic, lacking true connection with the characters.  Upon realizing that the most astonishing story is that in which we live, she has the idea of writing Little Women. She eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.  

Amy March
The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie.

Meg March
The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him.

Beth March
The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. She is a peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.

Marmee March
The girls' mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces.

Aunt March
A formidable, overbearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters.  The wealthy socialite in town.

Characters – The Men

Professor Bhaer
German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. He is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk's boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo.

Laurie Laurence
The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.

Mr. John Brooke
Laurie's tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes.

Mr. Laurence
Laurie’s Grandfather, who lives next door. An intimidating figure to the March sisters.  A somewhat crotchety old man.
 

Characters – Ensemble Parts
(some will be doubled)

Clarissa/Ensemble
A heroine in Jo’s writings.  Strong archetype.

Hag/Ensemble
A hag in Jo’s writings.  Strong archetype.

Mrs. Kirk/Ensemble
The woman who runs the boarding house where Jo lives while in New York.

Rodrigo/Ensemble
The hero of Jo’s early writings.   Strong archetype.

Troll/Ensemble
A troll in Jo’s writings.   Strong archetype.

Braxton Prendergast/Ensemble
A villain in Jo’s writings.   Strong archetype.