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featured-littlewomen1Little Women – The Broadway Musical

Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Directed by Casey Long
Associate Directed by Sarah Figoten Wilson
Musical Direction by Bill Strongin

Open Call Auditions

Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 14, starting at 7pm

If you’d like to skip the open call and schedule an audition appointment, then send your headshot and resume to casting01@chancetheater.com by September 9. Smaller group appointments are made in 30-minute increments, starting at 8pm each night.
Location:
Chance Theater,
5522 E. La Palma Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92807.
Click here for directions.
Prepare:
16 bars of a contemporary Broadway musical

Bring:
Headshot, resume, and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsals:
Begin October 24. Weekday evenings and weekends.

Performances:
At Chance Theater, on the Cripe Stage
November 23 – December 23, 2016
Thurs 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm,  Sun 3pm
Special Performances: Wed Dec 7, 7:30pm and Fri Nov 25, 3pm

Payment:

$500 total for the production run of 20 performances

Synopsis:
From the novel that holds a special place in the heart of American literature, comes a new musical which proves this timeless story is still relevant, funny, and heartbreaking today. Join rambunctious Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth, and romantic Amy as they embark on a coming-of-age tale filled with drama, romance, humor (and song!), all under the watchful eye of their beloved Marmee while father is away during the Civil War.

Character Descriptions: 

Jo March:
Female, 18-25
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3

The story’s protagonist, a tomboy. Independent, passionate, adventurous, and brave with a fiery spirit. Jo is an aspiring writer with a temper and a quick tongue. She wants nothing more than to hold her family together.

Professor Bhaer:
Male, 35-45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: G2

German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. Kind, thoughtful and restrained.

Young Amy March:
Female, 10-14
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Youngest March sister. The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her, very concerned about acting as a perfect lady. Vain and fiery tempered.

Older Amy March:
Female, 16-20
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Youngest March sister. Amy is an artist who adores visual beauty and has a weakness for pretty possessions. She has aspirations of being worldly, and is very romantic. Beautiful with a touch of being spoiled. Must be 18 or older. May also play Young Amy.

Beth March:
Female, 18-22
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Second youngest March sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Pure goodness. Sweet and generous to a fault, she is a peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.

Marmee March:
Female, 35-45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

The girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family. She shows spirit and courage in spite of the difficult odds she faces.

Laurie Laurence:
Male, 18-25
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mr. Laurence’s grandson. The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. Becomes best friends with the sisters. Lonely. Vivacious. Desperate for friends.

Mr. John Brooke:
Male, 20-28
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

Laurie’s tutor, tightly wound, strong, both outwardly and inwardly, but also a romantic. Kind and generous.

*NOTE: The roles of Meg March, Mr. Laurence, and Aunt March have been pre-cast.