NFCT will hold auditions for its fall production of “Little Women” the musical on Sunday, August 11, and Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m. Callbacks will take place on Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Rehearsals will begin August 18 and run Sunday through Thursday (exact days to be determined when cast). Show dates will be Thursdays-Sundays, October 10-27. Please bring a list of all known conflicts to your audition (this will help create the rehearsal schedule). No show conflicts will be considered.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway style song you are confident singing and shows off your voice/range. You may sing from the show. However, if auditioning for Jo, please avoid using “Astonishing” and “The Fire within Me,” as you will sing those later in the audition process.
Please contact director Jessica Raven with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Women Character Breakdown: ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!
*Some character descriptions have music from the show listed which you may be asked to sing during auditions or at call backs. Please familiarize yourself with these pieces before auditions. You do not need to memorize, music will be provided; however please acquaint yourself with the music.
Jo March (Lead): Female, 18-25
“Astonishing” (final 2 ½ mins) and “The Fire Within Me” (final 3 1/2 mins beginning from “In this room I knew…”)
The second-oldest March sister who longs to be a writer; A passionate young woman; has a temper and a quick tongue, although she works hard to control both. She is a tomboy and 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. Strong singer and actor. She is the driving presence of the show.
Vocal range: E3 – A5 must be able to sing classical as well as possess a strong belt.
Meg March (Lead): Female, 20-30
Song: The ending to “More Than I Am” starting with “I’ll marry you tomorrow…”
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 moral. She marries John Brooke; Strong classical singer, ability to hold harmonies; also plays Clarissa in Jo’s story.
Vocal range: A#3–Gb5.
Beth March (Lead): Female, 16-25
Song: “Some Things Are Meant to Be” (first verse & chorus)
The second youngest sister; she is sweet, quiet and virtuous. The peacemaker of the family, she sees the good in everyone but especially Jo. She adores music and plays the piano very well; ability to hold harmonies; also plays Rodrigo in Jo’s story.
Vocal range: A3–G5.
Amy March (Lead): Female, 16-25
The youngest sister, with a rather pompous, often downright bratty manner, 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 in Act 2; requires an actor with the ability to play her at 2 different ages (practically a child into a young woman) Ability to hold harmonies; also plays The Troll in Jo’s story.
Vocal range: Cb4–Gb5.
Theodore Laurence III aka Laurie (Lead): Male, 18-30
Song: “Take A Chance On Me” (final verse)
The boy-next-door who is the same age as Jo; becomes like a brother to the March sisters; charming, clever, has a good heart; he befriends Jo but is rejected when he proposes; he later bonds with Amy; Strong tenor; also plays Rodrigo in Jo’s story.
Vocal range: Bb2–Bb4.
Marmee (Lead): Female, 40+
Song: “Days of Plenty” (final 2 mins)
The backbone of the March family; strong, steady, the moral role model for her daughters; she councils them through all of their problems and works hard but happily while her husband is at war; Strong singer/actress.
Vocal range: Eb3–Eb5.
Professor Bhaer (Supporting): Baritone Male, 30-45
Song: “How I Am” (2nd verse-bridge)
A respected professor in Germany who becomes an impoverished language instructor in America. Prof. Bhaer lives in New York, where he meets Jo. He is kind and serious. Encourages Jo to be “better.”
Aunt March (Supporting): Female, 50+
Song: “Could You”
A rich widow. Although crotchety and difficult, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants the best for them, though she believes she knows what that is above anyone else. This character has quite a vocal range going from E3-F5 in her duet with Jo- Please listen to “Could You” to be aware of vocal range necessary. Also plays the Hag in Jo’s story.
John Brooke (Supporting): Male, 25-45: Written for a tenor but will consider non-singers for this role (shifting the duet “More Than I Am” into a solo sung by Meg) Laurie’s tutor, Meg’s love interest: stiff, scholarly, but kind. Softens his demeanor upon meeting Meg. Also plays Braxton in Jo’s story.
Mr. Laurence (Supporting): Male, 50+ Laurie’s grandfather and the Marches’ next-door neighbor. Mr. Laurence seems gruff, but underneath is loving and kind. Forms an unlikely friendship with Beth, who reminds him of his own deceased daughter.
Also plays the Soldier in Jo’s story.