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AUDITION – Monday, May 10, 2021, 6:00 pm @ AMELIA MUSICAL PLAYHOUSE

Come prepared to sing a 1 minute section of a song of your choice. We will be doing reading from the script. Some characters may have multiple roles.

The dates for the show are the weekends of Sept 9 and 16. Rehearsal schedule will be available after conflicts are noted on the audition sheets. If you are unable to attend the audition on May 10, please contact the director, Ann Walsh, 717-515-3000, or to schedule an early audition.

Synopsis: Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters — Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and sometimes haughty, playful Amy — live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”

Character Descriptions:

  • Jo March – Female, 18-26 Soprano
    The protagonist. Passionate and determined; young author struggling to find her place in the world. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.
  • Amy March – Female, 16-24 Soprano
    Youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. Doubles as the troll in the operatic tragedy.
  • Meg March – Female, 20-28 Soprano
    World-weary, yet hopeful oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. Doubles as Clarissa in the operatic tragedy.
  • Beth March – Female, 17-25 Soprano
    Second youngest of the sisters. Timid and musical, Beth encourages and helps her sisters selflessly. Forms an unlikely friendship with the crotchety Mr Laurence. Doubles as Rodrigo II in the operatic tragedy.
  • Marmee March – Female, 40-55 Mezzo Soprano
    March girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces. Doubles as the hag in the operatic tragedy.
  • Aunt March – Female, 50-65 Soprano
    A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town.
  • Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence – Male, 19-27 Tenor
    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. Doubles as Rodrigo in the operatic tragedy.
  • Mr. John Brooke – Male Supporting Tenor (Braxton)
  • Professor Bhaer — Male Supporting Baritone(Knight)
  • Laurie Laurence — Male Supporting Tenor (Rodrigo)
  • Mr. Laurence — Male Featured Baritone
  • Mrs. Kirk — Female Featured Spoken

If we have additional cast, these are the players in Jo’s story, The Operatic Tragedy: (traditionally the leads double as these characters)

  • Rodrigo — Male Ensemble Tenor
  • Clarissa — Female Ensemble Soprano
  • Rodrigo II — Female Ensemble Soprano

We will also be looking for musicians for our pit.