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Auditions: 'Little Women' at Strollers of Maplewood

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The Strollers of Maplewood, New Jersey, is holding auditions for LITTLE WOMEN by Reginald Rose. The director is Linda Spencer.

Audition dates
Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 PM

Callbacks
Sunday, January 19, 7:30 - 9 PM

Performance Dates
May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM
May 4 and 11 at 2 PM

Audition Location
tpphotoThe Burgdorff Center For The Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd., Maplewood, NJ 07040
(NJ Transit train station is at the end of the street)

CAST of CHARACTERS:

Jo (18-25) - Alto Belt, B below middle C to E flat, although mostly C/D: In the play she goes from 16 years old to 19 years old. She is a passionate young woman and this is her story and journey. It centers on her life from the Christmas that it all starts to her writing of Little Women and her engagement to Professor Bhaer. She must dance or move well.

Laurie (18-25) – High Baritone, G to E flat above middle C: The young boy next-door who is the same age as Jo. He loves Jo dearly, but is quickly rejected when he proposes. He travels to Europe and meets Amy, with whom he falls in love and marries. He must dance or move well.

Meg (18-25) – Alto, middle C to C: She is the oldest and very pretty sister. She yearns for a great life. She marries John Brooke and has twins. She must move well.

Amy (15-20) – Alto, B below middle C to D: She starts off at 13 and ages to 17. She is the youngest sister with a rather pompous manor. She marries Laurie.

Beth (15-20) – Alto, Middle C to C: She is the second youngest sister. She is the peace-maker and always sees the good in everyone. She must move well. A big plus if she can play piano.

Marmee (40’s) – Alto, G below middle C to D: She is the strong mother and backbone of the family. Her songs show how truly trying this is for her.

Mr. John Brooke (late20’s) – High Baritone, E to D above middle C: Laurie’s tutor, a stiff man, but capable of showing emotion. He marries Meg. He also dances in the ball scene.

Mr. Laurence (60’s to early 70’s) – Baritone: He does not need a strong singing voice. As Laurie’s grandfather, he is stern, but has a softer side. He also dances in the ball scene.

Professor Bhaer (mid 30’s) – Baritone D to D above middle C: He is a German professor who is quite proper. He is a fellow boarder. He falls in love with Jo.

Aunt March (60’s) – Alto B below middle C to D: She is a formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. She is very rich and cares greatly about society. She loves her family, but in a stiff way. She also dances in the ball scene.

Mrs. Kirk (40’s -60’s) – No solo, she sings with the others on one song. She is the owner of Mrs. Kirk’s Boarding House. She also dances in the ball scene.

In the Operatic Tragedy

The Fair Clarissa: The heroine of the opera. She is doubled by actress playing Meg.

Rodrigo I: The hero of the opera. His is doubled by actor playing Laurie.

Sir Prendergast: The villain of the opera. His is doubled by actor playing Brooke.

Troll: A character in the opera. She is played by the actress who plays Amy.

Hag: A character in the opera. She is played by the actress who plays Marmee.

Knight: A character in the opera. He is played by the actor who plays Mr. Laurence.

2 Monks: They are played by the actors who play Brooke and Laurie.

Rodrigo II: A character in the opera. She is played by the actress who plays Beth.

It is not necessary to make an appointment to audition.

Please note that the Strollers is a membership company and performers are expected to join. Dues of $35 include 1 ticket to each of our 3 main stage shows (a $52 value) and the opportunity to participate in our monthly membership meetings.

For more information on this show visit The Strollers website.