LITTLE WOMEN (Musical)
Music by Jason Howland; Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein; Book by Allan Knee
Directed by A.J. Dinkel
Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, November 15 & 16, 2021 at 7:00; 4 men; 6 women; plus ensemble; some doubling possible
Jo March mezzo-soprano The second of the four sisters. A passionate and determined young author, struggling to find her place in the world. Independent and fiery, she rejects Laurie’s proposal before eventually becoming engaged to Professor Bhaer.
Amy March soprano The youngest sister who yearns for a sophisticated life, Amy is the baby of the family and is used to getting her own way. Ladylike and elegant.
Meg March soprano The eldest and most traditional of the sisters. Prim and proper but romantic and sweet-natured.
Beth March soprano The second youngest of the sisters. Timid and musical, Beth encourages and helps her sisters selflessly. Forms an unlikely friendship with the crotchety Mr. Laurence.
Marmee March mezzo-soprano Marmee is the backbone of the March family and manages to remain strong in spite of the difficulties she faces. Only reveals her true fears and pain when she sings.
Aunt March mezzo-soprano A formidable and haughty great-aunt to the March sisters. Exasperated by Jo’s lack of propriety, she decides to take Amy to Europe.
Mrs. Kirke mezzo-soprano The Irish owner of the boarding house in which Professor Bhaer and Jo meet.
Professor Bhaer baritone A sensible German professor boarding with Mrs. Kirk. Persuades Jo that she is “better” than the “blood and guts stuff” she writes.
Theodore “Laurie” Laurence tenor Lonely and charming boy next door who becomes firm friends with the March family.
Mr. Laurence baritone Laurie’s grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and gives Beth the beloved piano that belonged to his dead daughter.
Mr. John Brooke baritone Laurie’s tutor. A reserved and hard-working young man who only shows his tender side when he falls in love with Meg.
Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, January 14, 15, 21, & 22, 2022 and Sundays at 2:30, January 16 & 23, 2022
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.