Little Women Auditions
By Kate Hamill
Adapted From The Novel By Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Lindsey Humphries
Sunday, October 8 @ 1:00-4:00PM
Tuesday, October 10 @ 7:00-10:00PM
Lewisville Playhouse (160 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75057)
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please visit the sign up genius link to schedule an audition:
Walk-ins will be accepted- if you don’t have an appointment but want to audition, we’d love to see you! If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to diverse casting and all roles are open to characters of all backgrounds. If there is a role you feel is right for you, please audition! Age ranges are not specifically listed in the character descriptions to avoid limiting auditionees.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 7:00-10:00PM; Saturdays 1:00-4:00PM
There will be a break in rehearsals to account for the Thanksgiving holiday and respect actors’ time with their families. The specific dates of rehearsals that week will be determined based on actor availability. All rehearsals will be held at the Lewisville Playhouse.
First read through Thursday, October 12th from 7:00-10:00PM
Tech Week: November 26-30th
Please do not audition if you have tech week or performance conflicts.
Performances (3 weekends):
Friday, December 1 @ 8:00PM; Saturday, December 2 @ 8:00PM; Sunday, December 3 @ 3:00PM
Friday, December 8 @ 8:00PM; Saturday, December 9 @ 8:00PM; Sunday, December 10 @ 3:00PM
Friday, December 15 @ 8:00PM; Saturday, December 16 @ 8:00PM; Sunday, December 17 @ 3:00PM
Jo March isn’t your typical Victorian lady. She’s indecorous and headstrong, and one day she’s going to be a great American novelist. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent, and imaginative young women. But as adulthood approaches, each sister must negotiate her private ambitions with society’s expectations. In a war-torn world defined by gender, class, and personal tragedy, Jo March gives us her greatest story: that of the March sisters, four dreamers destined to be imperfect little women.
The oldest March daughter. Acts as Marmie’s second in the house. A romantic at heart—likes to dress up and have little luxuries in life.
The second oldest March. Does not fit comfortably within the parameters of her given gender role. A deep fire within her. Extremely ambitious and frustrated by the distance between where she is and where she wants to be. Impatient. Wants to change the world. Very smart and knows it. A mix of insecurity and aspiration. Boyish and rough and tumble. Sometimes antagonistic. Not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints. Can be quite awkward or abrupt; bad temper when riled. A great sense of humor. Passionate. Ahead of her time. A warrior. Has a special relationship with Beth. This role requires onstage physical intimacy/kiss as well staged physical violence.
The third March. Very sweet and paralytically shy; had to be removed from school because of her paralyzing social anxieties. An extremely special person. Almost incapable of going out in the world; sheltered by her family. Loves deeply and has deep empathy for everyone. Loves the simple things in life—so much that it hurts. Sees much more than anyone realizes. Brave and sensitive; quick to forgive and heal wounds. An observer.
The youngest March. Opinionated and spunky; popular and quite focused on style. Not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints. Socially intelligent. Sometimes puts on airs. Perhaps a bit spoiled. A perfect little lady—except for her temper, and her not so great command of vocabulary. Grows up to be quite beautiful and elegant. Madly in love with Laurie, around whom she is never cool.
Hannah – Irish. The March’s longtime housekeeper, cook and de facto babysitter. A treasure, a terror, a traditionalist. Takes no nonsense. Matter of fact, she’s the boss of that kitchen, for sure. (This role will double with Mrs. Mingott.)
A very rich, stylish woman. Vanderbilt-eque, condescending, not terribly pleasant, fancies herself charitable. (This role will double with Hannah.)
The matriarch of the March family. A social revolutionary, ahead of her time. Good sense of humor. A warrior; keeps the family together. Tough. Strong, Intelligent. (This role will double with Aunt March.)
The most unpleasant old woman imaginable. Has lots of money; privileged. Strong political and personal opinions, which people endure. Judgemental. Has an intermittent, hacking, disgusting cough. (This role will double with Marmee.)
Theodore “Laurie” Laurence
A sweet and handsome young man. Sensitive, funny, charming, and caring. In his fantasies, he’s a white knight, riding in to rescue damsels in distress. A natural musician. Wealthy, thanks to his inheritance, generous, does not have to think about money. Does not always fit comfortably within the given parameters of his gender role – he doesn’t want to grow up to be a soldier or tedious man of business. Finds a family in the Marches. This role requires onstage physical intimacy/kiss.
Laurie’s sometimes stiff and awkward tutor. A rule follower. A poor man, well educated. Has a very noticeable limp – probably served in the war and was sent home, although may have been disqualified from service altogether. Feels deeply. Quite madly in love with Meg. (This role will double with Mr. Dashwood.)
A publisher of cheap newspapers and novels. A businessman, working in a man’s world. Fancies himself a realist. Not a nice guy. Fancies himself a nice guy. (This role will double with either John Brooks or Mr. Laurence.) This role requires a moment of staged physical violence.
Laurie’s grandfather, responsible for Laurie’s upbringing. A wealthy man. A gentleman in the strictest sense. Not comfortable with emotional language; bad at expressing himself. Has a rigid sense of what is appropriate behavior, especially for a man. Tends towards gruffness or temper. Probably quite unintentionally frightening. Deeply regretful of incidents in his past, but unable to express it. (This role will double with Robert March.)
Father to the March girls. Never speaks, but his presence looms large. Is wounded in the war; never quite recovers. A significant limp, struggles with his injuries, both emotional and physical. (This role will double with Mr. Laurence.)
Aunt March’s parrot: pure evil. A musty, disgusting bird. Probably an actual demon in parrot form. (This role will double with John Brooks)
Non Speaking role. (This role will double with either John Brooks or Mr. Laurence.)