CenterStage Theatre Company
CenterStage Theatre Company
Little Women Auditions
CenterStage Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for Little Women, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee.
Directed by Kelsey Kaisershot
Music Direction by Simon Daum
All auditions are by appointment: Friday January 11 4-8pm and Saturday January 12, 12-4pm at CenterStage Theatre Company's studios at Koko Plaza (901 Front St in Louisville). Callbacks will be held as needed on Sunday January 13th.
Little Women Audition Requirements
All actors must be aged 14-21 to be eligible to audition.
If cast, there is a fee to participate: $440 per participant, as well as a $50 costume fee and $20 script fee per participant. Limited Scholarships based on financial need may be available thanks to a grant from the Kerr Foundation.
Please prepare approximately 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song in the style of the show that shows off your range for the primary audition. PLEASE DO NOT SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW. Bring sheet music in your key (copied double-sided, 3-hole punched, in a binder); an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. Actors will also be asked to read a short selection from the script. All those auditioning are encouraged to provide a résumé of their onstage experience and training and bring a headshot (if available – this does not have to be a professional photo). Digital photos of all actors will also be taken at the auditions.
A link to an online audition formed will be emailed to you prior to your audition. The online form must be filled out before your audition. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Director and agreed to before casting can be confirmed.
Performances tentatively scheduled for April 11-20th at the CenterStage Black Box at 901 Front Street, Louisville.
Rehearsals will be primarily Tuesday/Friday later afternoon/evening and Sunday afternoons. Actors will only be called when their character is needed.
All roles will be double cast to the extent that we are able. We look forward to meeting you at auditions!
**Note: We would love to have an extremely diverse cast, and actors of all types and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Vocal range: Soprano E3-A5
The second of the four sisters. A passionate and determined young author, struggling to find her place in the world. Independent and fiery, she rejects Laurie’s proposal before eventually becoming engaged to Professor Bhaer.
Vocal range: Baritone G2-F#4
A sensible German professor boarding with Mrs Kirk. Persuades Jo that she is “better” than the “blood and guts stuff” she writes. Falls in love with, and eventually becomes engaged to Jo.
Theodore "Laurie" Laurence
Vocal range: tenor Bb2-Bb4
Lonely and charming boy next door who becomes firm friends with the March family. Proposes to Jo but eventually falls in love with and marries Amy.
Vocal range: soprano Cb4-Gb5
The youngest sister who yearns for a sophisticated life, Amy is the baby of the family and is used to getting her own way. Ladylike and elegant, she eventually marries Laurie
Vocal range: soprano A#3-Gb5
The eldest and most traditional of the sisters. Prim and proper but romantic and sweet-natured. She marries, and has twins with John Brooke.
Vocal range: soprano A3-G5
The second youngest of the sisters. Timid and musical, Beth encourages and helps her sisters selflessly. Forms an unlikely friendship with the crotchety Mr Laurence but tragically dies of Scarlet Fever in Act 2.
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano Eb3-Eb5
Marmee is the backbone of the March family and manages to remain strong in spite of the difficulties she faces. Only reveals her true fears and pain when she sings.
Vocal range: baritone D3-E4
Laurie’s grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and gives Beth the beloved piano that belonged to his dead daughter.
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano E3-F5
A formidable and haughty great-aunt to the March sisters. Exasperated by Jo’s lack of propriety, she decides to take Amy to Europe.
Mr John Brooke
Vocal range: baritone C#3-F#4
Laurie's tutor. A reserved and hard-working young man who only shows his tender side when he falls in love with Meg.
Ensemble (2W 2M) to fill roles of Mrs. Kirke, Clarissa, Rodrigo, Sir Braxton Prendergast, The Hag, The Troll, the Knight, Rodrigo II as well as dancers, skaters.
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 touching musical filled with personal discovery and growth, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the same name, this musical follows the story of the March sisters who find their own voices while coping with the Civil War—and heartbreak—all with resolve and love.
Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are coming of age in Massachusetts during the Civil War. While in New York pursuing a career as a writer, headstrong and imaginative Jo is told by Professor Bhaer to write more of herself and less of imaginary things. She hesitantly takes his advice, writing the story of herself and her sisters finding their own identities and navigating loss, along with their beloved mother and their rich neighbors the Lawrences.
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