Little Women the Musical Auditions

Directed by Chris Okiishi

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. 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 and their experience growing up in Civil War America. The powerful score, by Jason Howland,soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice.

PERFORMANCE  DATES
April 27, 28 and May 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m.
April 29 and May 6 at 2:00 p.m.

AUDITIONS
January 26 (Friday) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
January 27 (Saturday) 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

CALLBACKS
January 28 (Sunday) 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

SIGN-UP FOR AUDITION TIME SLOT (Audition Forms accepted starting January 2)
Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

PREPARATION
Prepare a one minute cutting of a song that shows off range and acting choices.  Please bring clearly marked sheet music.  Accompanist provided.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS
Jo March  (female 18-23) Our story’s protagonist. Passionate, adventurous, and brave. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer. (Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: E3)

Professor Bhaer (male 35-45) is a German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. He is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk’s boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo. (Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: G2)

Amy March  (female 14 – 18) can double as a Troll. The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. Can double as Troll. (Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: -1)

Meg March  (female 21 – 25) The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. Can double as Clarissa. (Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: A#3)

Beth March (female 17 – 21) The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream. Can double as Rodrigo II. (Vocal range top: G5Vocal range bottom: A3)

Marmee March  (female 45 – 55) The girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces. Can double as Hag. (Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Eb3)

Laurie Laurence  (male 18 – 23) The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy. (Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2)

Aunt March (female 45 – 60) A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town. Can double as Mrs. Kirk. (Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: E3)

Mr. John Brooke  (male 30 – 40) Laurie’s tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes. (Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: C#3)

Ensemble (male and female)

REHEARSALS
Rehearsal start Monday, February 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rehearsals will then run Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.