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Little Women – AUDITIONS

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Auditions for our Holiday production of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’ will take place on September 2, 2017 from 12:00PM – 4:00PM.  Auditions are first come-come-first-served. 

For auditions, please prepare a one minute monologue. Headshot and resume encouraged. Cold readings will be given at callbacks, which will take place on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM.

Production Dates are November 10th-12th and November 17th and 18th. All performances will be at the newyly renovated Springfield Middle School theater.  

Auditions and Call backs will take place at Willow Oak Center for Arts and Learning (726 South Main Street, Springfield).

Directed by Leslie Marberry
Produced by Amber DeForest



Character  Descriptions: 

-LOUISA: The writer of Little Women. She bases the character “Jo” on her own life. Very big personality and a strong willed woman. She narrates the story.
-AMY:  The youngest March girl. Amy is an artist who adores visual beauty and has a weakness for pretty possessions. She is given to pouting, fits of temper, and vanity; but she does attempt to improve herself.
-BETH: The third March daughter. Beth is very quiet and very virtuous, and she does nothing but try to please others. She adores music and plays the piano very well.
-JO:  The protagonist of the novel, and the second-oldest March sister. Jo, who wants to be a writer, is based on Louisa May Alcott herself, which makes the story semi-autobiographical. Jo has a temper and a quick tongue, although she works hard to control both. She is a tomboy, and reacts with impatience to the many limitations placed on women and girls. She hates romance in her real life, and wants nothing more than to hold her family together.
-MEG:  The oldest March sister. Responsible and kind, Meg mothers her younger sisters. She has a small weakness for luxury and leisure, but the greater part of her is gentle, loving, and morally vigorous.
-MARMEE: The March girls’ mother. Marmee is the moral role model for her girls. She counsels them through all of their problems and works hard but happily while her husband is at war.
-LAURIE: The rich boy who lives next door to the Marches. Laurie, whose real name is Theodore Laurence, becomes like a son and brother to the Marches. He is charming, clever, and has a good heart.
-BROOKE: Laurie’s tutor. Mr. Brooke is poor but virtuous.
-HANNAH: The Marches’ loyal Irish servant.
-AUNT MARCH: A rich widow and one of the March girls’ aunts. Although crotchety and difficult, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants the best for them.
-SALLIE GARDINER:  Meg’s rich friend. Sallie represents the good life to Meg, and Meg often covets Sallie’s possessions.
-DASHWOOD: Editor of the Weekly Volcano. Intimidating and business focused man.
-PROFFESOR BHAER: A respected professor in Germany who becomes an impoverished language instructor in America. Mr. Bhaer lives in New York, where he meets Jo. He is kind and fatherly.
-COMPANY: (4 Women/ 4 Men)

Author: Shelby Andal