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Casting Call for Girls for Musical "Little Women"

Southington, CT, United States
ID: 568808Exp: 8/26/2024
Description:

Searching for girls ages 15 and above for "Little Women" Show. Please see the details below. About the project: Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is an epic tale that covers several years and many characters. The action moves along swiftly with Josephine's narration. Josephine, of course, is Louisa May Alcott. The cast size for this version of Little Women is flexible. There are smaller roles that may be doubled. Additional actors can be added to the Christmas party scene, the dance at the Laurences', and on the street in Act I Scene 9. The role of Amy may be played by two different actresses: a smaller, younger one for Act I and a slightly older, taller one for Act II. The role of Josephine has the greatest number of lines. Due to its immense popularity, several directors were asked why they chose this version of Little Women when they had perused copies of four or five versions previously. Two reasons seemed important: This version has 12 to 18 women, while some adapters cut parts to condense the long novel. Since the story covers several years and many characters, a narrator, Josephine (Jo) Marsh, gives background information to tie the scenes together. The author and the publisher have worked to make this script playable by every theatre regardless of size and budget and by actors of virtually any age since it is a story that every person ought to see. The story is familiar to nearly every American. The four March daughters-Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy-continue to live in the hearts of readers, causing smiles and tears, triumph and tragedy as they grow up, fall in love, and face life. This classic American tale will touch the heart of every person and lends itself to the holiday season due Thomas Hischak is a Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is the author of fifteen published plays and three books on the American Musical Theatre. The author and the publisher have worked to make this script playable by every theatre regardless of size, budget, and by actors of virtually any age, because we feel it is a story that every person ought to see. Additional info: Potential callbacks on Wednesday, August 28, 2024 Tech Week: Sunday-Thursday, November 17-21, 2024 Performances: November 22, 23, 24, 30, December 1, 6, 7, And 8 (Fri/Sat @ 7 pm - Sun @ 2 pm) Rehearsals will be from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, although they will likely run later the week the show opens. Some Mondays may be added in late October or early November if needed. Rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 1, and run until the show opens on Friday, November 22nd. Not every person will be called to every rehearsal and/or for the full duration of each rehearsal; the time commitment depends on the size of the role. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions for your convenience. YOUTH AUDITIONERS: A parent/guardian will be required to commit to some green room supervision dates during tech week and performances. You will be given a full rehearsal schedule at auditions. Come with your conflicts and list them. Auditioning for a role is a promise to your prospective production team that you’ll be faithful to them. If interested, please apply.

9 roles

BETHFemale15-17 y.o.All ethnicities

Shy & frail. Plays piano. Large role.

AMYFemale15-16 y.o.All ethnicities

Youngest daughter. Most ego-centric of the group. Large role.

CLARAFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Her daughter - small role - can be doubled.

JENNYFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

School girls. Small roles - can be doubled.

MARYFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

School girls. Small roles - can be doubled.

SARAHFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Meg's pupils. Small role - can be doubled.

KATYFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Meg's pupils. Small role - can be doubled.

KITTYFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Her daughters. Small roles - can be doubled.

MINNIEFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities