KELSEY CASTING CALL: “Little Women”

Pierrot Productions presents auditions for…

presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International

Production Staff
Director: Kat Ross Kline
Music Director: Peter de Mets
Stage Manager: Jaci D’Ulisse

Audition Dates
Sunday, May 31st, 6:30-10pm
Monday, June 1st, 7-10pm
Wednesday, June 3rd, 7-10pm

Call Backs (By Invitation Only)
Saturday, June 6th, 12-6pm
OR
Monday, June 8th, 7-10pm

All auditions will take place in the Communications Building on the Mercer County Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550.

Audition Details and Requirements

  • Must be 16 years old at time of auditions
  • 32 bars in the style of the show with sheet music in the appropriate key – an accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella singing or CDs/iPods will be permitted.
  • Cold readings from the script are possible
  • A current resume and a headshot if available
  • List of all known conflicts between June 17th and September 20th  (rehearsals are built around actors’ schedules and vacation as much as possible)

Audition appointments are highly recommended but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen as time permits.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment (please provide your preferred date/time) send an email to littlewomenatkelsey@gmail.com

Rehearsals to begin late June or early July.

Show Dates
Fridays, September 11th & 18th at 8pm
Saturdays, September 12th & 19th at 8pm
Sundays, September 13th & 20th at 2pm

About the Show
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, the beautifully adapted Little Women was written by Jason Howland (music), Mindi Dickstein (lyrics) and Allan Knee (book) and premiered on Broadway in 2005 with the incomparable Sutton Foster.  This classic story of family and love follows the adventures of the four March sisters and depicts both the trials and triumphs of growing up during the tumultuous times of the Civil War.  Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories protagonist Jo writes in her attic studio.  The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope as each of the beloved sisters transition from girl to young woman.

Character Breakdown:

AMY MARCH: The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous and spoiled way about her.  She thrives on being the center of attention and is prone to throwing tantrums when she doesn’t get her way.  Her relationship with Jo is sometimes strained.  As an adult she marries Laurie. Will double as Troll.

Stage Age:  12-20 years old*
Vocal Range: Cb4 – Gb5
*same actress to play both younger and older Amy

AUNT MARCH: A formidable, temperamental, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters.  She is quite wealthy and cares greatly about society and appearances.

Stage Age: 45-60 years old
Vocal Range: E3 – F5

BETH MARCH: The second youngest sister – a peace-maker, quiet, kind and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.  She has a close relationship with Jo despite their different personalities.  Tragically dies of Scarlet Fever.  Will double as Rodrigo II.

Stage Age: 14-18 years old
Vocal Range: A3 – G5 kind girl, avoiding most public situations. She has a close relationship with Jo, despite their different personalities.

JO MARCH: A passionate, adventurous and brave young writer who always seems to say and do the wrong thing.  A bit of a tomboy, Jo cannot reconcile herself to the reserved domesticity of a 19th century woman.  Becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.  This is her story and her journey.

Stage Age: 16-24 years old
Vocal Range: E3 – A5 (high belt)

LAURIE LAURENCE: The fun loving, bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm.  Along with his overprotective grandfather, he is a neighbor to the March family and quickly becomes a fixture in the girls’ lives.  He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.

Stage Age: 16-24 years old
Vocal Range: Bb2 – Bb4

MARMEE MARCH: The girls’ much beloved mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous and kind in spite of the difficulties of raising her daughters alone while her husband is away at war. Will double as Hag.

Stage Age: 35-50 years old
Vocal Range: Eb3 – Eb5

MEG MARCH: The pretty, simple and well mannered oldest sister who yearns for a great life.  She is often overshadowed by her more outspoken and forward younger sisters. She marries John Brooke and has twins. Will double as Clarissa.

Stage Age: 17-25 years old
Vocal Range: A#3 – Gb5

MR. JOHN BROOKE: Laurie’s tutor, he is attractive but very reserved and shows very little emotion. He warms to the March girls and later falls in love and marries Meg.

Stage Age: 25-35 years old
Vocal Range: C#3 – F#4

MR. LAURENCE: Laurie’s grandfather and neighbor to the Marches. He is a wealthy, stiff and stern older man who eventually shows his softer side.

Stage Age: 60-70 years old
Non-singing

MRS. KIRK: The owner of the boarding house in New York where Jo and Professor Bhaer live.

Stage Age: 30-65 years old
Non-singing

PROFESSOR BHAER: A German Professor who is a proper gentleman; reserved and self-confident. He is a resident in Mrs. Kirk’s boarding house in New York and serves as an academic mentor to Jo – with whom he eventually falls in love.

Stage Age: 35-45 years old
Range: G2 – F#4

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