UPCOMING MAINSTAGE AUDITION

Little Women

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.

Director: Bob Berenis
Music Director: Ben Jacob


Auditions/Callbacks:
Auditions will be November 30th from 4-5:30pm and Callbacks will be November 30th from 5:30-7:00pm at Saratoga Senior Center (5 Williams Street). Please bring 16 bars of show appropriate music with sheet music for the Music Director. If you are unable to attend the audition date please email Leigh at leigh@saratogachildrenstheatre.org with a video submission (must have an accompaniment track)


Rehearsal/Performance Schedule:
Rehearsals will be starting mid-December about 4 weeks of rehearsals at the Saratoga Senior Center. Performances on January 10th at 7:30pm, 11th at 7:30pm, 12th at 2pm at the Saratoga Springs HS Teaching Auditorium. We will have a specific calendar at auditions. Not everyone will be called to all rehearsals.

 

Cast Breakdown:

Jo March

  • Our story's protagonist. Passionate, adventurous, and brave. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 18 to 23
  • Vocal range top: A5
  • Vocal range bottom: E3


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.
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: F#4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2


Amy March

  • The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. Can double as Troll.
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Vocal range top: Gb5
  • Vocal range bottom: -1


Meg March

  • 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.
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 18 to 23
  • Vocal range top: Gb5
  • Vocal range bottom: A#3


Beth March

  • 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.
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Vocal range top: G5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3


Marmee March - This role has been previously cast.

  • 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.
  • Gender: Female
  • Vocal range top: Eb5
  • Vocal range bottom: Eb3


Mr. Laurence

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 50+ 


Laurie Laurence

  • The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 16 to 23
  • Vocal range top: Bb4
  • Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Aunt March - This role has been previously cast.

  • A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town. Can double as Mrs. Kirk.
  • Gender: Female
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: E3


Mr. John Brooke

  • Laurie's tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes.
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 22 to 35
  • Vocal range top: F#4
  • Vocal range bottom: C#3


Ensemble