Little Women The Broadway Musical

By Alan Knee based on the book by Louisa May Alcott 

Directed by Chris Byrne

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 irascible, 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.”

Performing December 6 – 22, 2019

Auditions

HART Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for Little Women The Musical. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Allan Knee and featuring a score by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein,

Directed by Chris Byrne
Musical Direction by Lindsey Lefler
Choreography by Kate Jahnson

The March sisters come to life in this Broadway musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic and well-loved novel, Little Women. Coming of age during the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy unite to face the challenges and joys that lie before them. This classic study of love, grief, loyalty, and finding purpose has no equal. There is no better time than now to visit this family striving for happiness in an uncertain world.

Auditions: 
Sunday, August 18th: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Monday, August 19th: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 21st: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (Callback by invitation only)

• Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. 
• Please prepare 32 bars or 1 minute of a song in a similar style of the show. There will be a pianist provided so please be prepared with sheet music or accompaniment on a mobile device (we will have a speaker available)
• Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of auditions to fill out paperwork. 
• Photos and resumes are welcome but not necessary. 
• Bring a complete list of conflict dates.

Rehearsals will begin September 9, 2019

Performances: 
Friday, December 6 
Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8 (matinee)
Friday, December 13 
Saturday, December 14 
Sunday, December 15 (matinee)
Friday, December 20 
Saturday, December 21 
Sunday, December 22 (matinee)

Roles:

Jo March
our story’s protagonist and the second-oldest March sister, Jo wants to be a writer; based on Louisa May Alcott herself, a passionate young woman; has a temper and a quick tongue, although she works hard to control both; she 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, moderate dancing, strong singer, driving presence of the show.
Gender: Female
Age: Can play 18 to 23
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Marmee March
the strong mother; the moral role model for her girls; she councels them through all of their problems and works hard but happily while her husband is at war; she is the backbone of the March family; strong singer; also plays The Hag in the Operatic Tragedy.
Gender: Female
Age: Can play 45 to 55
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Beth March
the second youngest sister; she is a peacemaker, and always sees the good in everyone; very quiet and very virtuous, and she does nothing but try to please others; she adores music and plays the piano very well; moderate dancing, strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays Rodrigo II in the Operatic Tragedy.
Gender: Female
Age: Can play 17 to 21
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Meg March
the oldest March sister; she yearns for a great life; 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; she marries John Brooke; moderate dancing, strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays Clarissa in the Operatic Tragedy.
Gender: Female
Age: Can play 21 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: A#3

Amy March
the youngest sister, with a rather pompous manner, and via that, she rides into society; 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; she marries Laurie; strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays The Troll in the Operatic Tragedy.
Gender: Female
Age: Can play 14 to 18
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: -1

Professor Bhaer
a German professor who is quite proper; he is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk’s boarding house; he then falls in love with Jo; strong singer; high baritone.
Gender: Male
Age: Can play 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Laurie Laurence
the boy-next-door who is the same age as Jo; becomes like a son and brother to the Marches; charming, clever, and has a good heart; he befriends Jo but is rejected when he proposes; he later bonds with Amy; strong singer, tenor; also plays Rodrigo in the Operatic Tragedy.
Gender: Male
Age: Can play 18 to 23
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mr. John Brooke
Laurie’s tutor, a rather stiff man, but capable of showing emotion; poor but virtuous; he marries Meg; strong singer, must be able to hold harmonies, baritone; also plays Braxton in the Operatic Tragedy.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

Aunt March
a formidable, overbearing matron and the great-aunt of the March sisters; she is very rich and cares greatly about society; although crotchety and difficult, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants the best for them; also plays Mrs. Kirk, the matron of a boarding house in New York City.
Gender: Female
Age: Can play 50+
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Mr. Laurence
Laurie’s grandfather and the Marches’ next-door neighbor; he is a stiff and stern elderly man, but he eventually shows his softer side; also plays The Knight in the Operatic Tragedy
Gender: Male
Age: can play 50+
Vocal range: baritone.