Actors and Actresses Needed for Overshadowed Theatrical Productions Production of Little Women.
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. The director is looking for performers to fill the roles as described below.
Jo March (Mezzo with Belt, 16 - 25) a writer, very spirited, strong-willed, tomboyish - a very liberal woman in her time.
Marmee (Alto/Mezzo, 40 - 55) the girls' wise and caring mother, a compassionate, strong woman who cares deeply about her children, she must use every ounce of strength to overcome her family's hardships.
Meg March (Lyric Soprano, 18 - 27) the eldest daughter and the beauty of the family - a romantic who yearns for more from life than just working as a governess.
Beth March (Light Soprano, 15 - 24) the second youngest, nervous and shy on the outside but has an inner strength, devoted to duty and social caring for others, even at the expense of her health.
Amy March (Soprano, 12 - 23) the youngest, a willful girl who is not content to be the "baby" of the family, pretentious, spoiled, and quite the firecracker. A woman able to play 12 and the grown up version.
Aunt March (Mezzo/Soprano, 45 - 60) the pretentious, crotchety, and difficult matriarch of the March family, widowed, wealthy, and willing to try anything to maintain her influence. A strong character role.
Laurie (Strong Tenor to high B-flat, 16 - 22) the boy next door, charming, clever, intelligent, big-hearted, Jo's best friend.
Professor Bhaer (Baritone, 35 - 45) he is a fatherly mentor and respected philosophy professor who silently loves Jo.
Mr. Brooke (Baritone, 18 - 30) he is Laurie's tutor, slightly shy, slightly awkward, completely entranced with Meg.
Mr. Laurence (Baritone, 55 - 70) his gruff, opinionated exterior hides his inevitable heart of gold, mature man, stiff curmudgeon.
Rehearsals will begin October 1. Rehearsals will generally be held on weekday evenings (except on Wednesday). There will probably be a few Saturday rehearsals. Most characters begin with rehearsals 2-3 times a week.
The production will play at Living Hope Church for four weekends, November 23-December 15, 2012. Opening weekend will have two performances on Friday and Saturday. The following three weekends performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 P.M. and also on Saturdays at 2:00 P.M.
Material To Prepare:
Women, please be prepared to sing two contrasting 16-32 bars of musical selections of your choice from Little Women. Men, please prepare one Little Women selection of 16-32 bars. Pre-recorded music or a cappella auditions are strongly discouraged