Based on Louisa May Alcott's early life, LITTLE WOMEN follows the adventures of sisters
Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March, detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. In a new "trunk show" adaptation, this production brings a fresh take
to a familiar and heart-warming story.
(Some of these roles will be doubled.)
MARGARET (MEG)- (character ages from late teens to late twenties) The eldest of the daughters. Very pretty, responsible, kind, and rather concerned about what others think of her.
JOSEPHINE (JO)- (character ages from mid-teens to mid-twenties) The second eldest of the four daughters.
Quick-witted and quick-tempered, a tomboy.
ELIZABETH (BETH)- (character ages from mid-teens to mid-twenties) The third eldest of the four daughters.
Rosy, bright-eyed, with a shy manner and timid voice.
AMY- (character ages from early teens to early twenties) The youngest of the four daughters.
“The most important person, in her own opinion at least.”
MOTHER (MARMEE)- (mid 40s-mid 50s) Noble, cheery, “the most splendid mother in the world”.
HANNAH- (mid 60s-mid 70s) Hannah has lived with the March family since Meg was born.
Considered a friend more than a servant.
AUNT MARCH- (mid 60s-mid 70s) Aunt March is very wealthy and equally fussy and particular.
FATHER- (early 50s-mid-60s) Father served as a chaplain in the Civil War. He is a quiet, thoughtful, moral man.
MR. LAWRENCE- (early 50s-mid 60s) Mr. Lawrence is the wealthy next-door neighbor and grandfather to “Laurie”. He is distinguished, and while he seems intimidating, is actually deeply compassionate.
THEODORE LAWRENCE (LAURIE)- (character ages from mid-teens to late 20s) A high-spirited young man about Jo’s age. Rebellious, playful, and too clever for his own good.
MR. JOHN BROOKE- (late 20s-late 30s) Mr. Brooke is Laurie’s tutor. He is quiet and reserved,
extremely hard-working and honorable.
PROFESSOR FRIEDRICH BHAER- (mid 30s-early 40s) Prof. Bhaer is a German professor working as a tutor in New York. He is incredibly smart and principled, kind-hearted, and can be a bit silly.
MUSICIANS- (any age) There will be three musicians who are very much a part of the action. They will play smaller roles and create all onstage sound effects as well as musical numbers. Looking for musicians/actors who play the violin/fiddle, guitar, and piano particularly, but other instruments are a plus.
WHAT TO PREPARE
The auditions will be entirely prepared sides. Please bring a headshot and resume (if you have one).
Audition sides will be posted on the website soon, so please check back.
Musicians, please bring your guitar,violin, etc. We will have a piano (no need to bring yours!)
Rehearsals begin October 30, and will be Mondays-Saturdays from 6:30-9:30pm.
There will be no rehearsal on November 1, or November 21-23.
Due to a very limited rehearsal period, please be aware that schedule conflicts may affect casting.
Performances are November 30-December 10, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Walk-up Wednesday will be December 6 at 7:30pm.
NOT interested in being onstage, but ready to be part of the Playhouse team? We couldn't present a single play without our volunteer crew members
who create our costumes, sets, and props, or who help with opening night receptions, answer phones, and sell tickets.
Let us know what you'd like to try! Some people help daily, some monthly, others one show per year.
We respect your schedule and truly appreciate your time.
Come and play with us!