AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
LITTLE WOMEN
AUDITIONS!

VIDEO AUDITION
Submit Video Auditions, Headshot and Resume by
Wednesday, June 1, 12pm, to auditions@desertstages.org

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form by Wednesday, June 1


IN-PERSON CALLBACKS

Mon., June 13, 6pm
Masks may be required during Callbacks.

ORIENTATION/FIRST READ THROUGH
Thursday, June 16, 6pm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
A detailed complete schedule will be provided at our first rehearsal.

NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED: July 23 – August 7

SHOW DATES
Friday, July 29, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 30, 2:00pm
Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 31, 2:00pm

Friday, August 5, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 6, 2:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 7, 2:00 pm

 

Each performer will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!

 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of

LITTLE WOMEN

Directed by Elise Palma
Music-directed by Ken Goodenberger
Stage Managed by Hannah Hensley

Ages 16+
 

AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF
1) Submit your Headshot and resume (digital copy or a link will work)
2) A monologue in the vein of the character you desire.
3) 16-24 bars of a Musical Theatre Song.
4) A Slate with your name/pieces/role you want to be considered for.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– Please bring a $50 script deposit in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE to the first rehearsal.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.
– Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

COVID-19 POLICIES:
For the safety of actors, production team, and DST staff, DST reserves the right to change its COVID-19 policies at any time.
Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.

DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  

 
 
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

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.

 

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
Jo March – Female, 18-26; Our story’s protagonist. A passionate and determined young author struggling to find her place in the world. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.
Amy March – Female, 16-24; The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. Doubles as the troll in the operatic tragedy.
Meg March – Female, 20-28; The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. Doubles as Clarissa in the operatic tragedy.
Beth March – Female, 17-25; 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. Doubles as Rodrigo II in the operatic tragedy.
Marmee March – Female, 40-55; The March girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces. Doubles as the hag in the operatic tragedy.
Aunt March – Female, 50-65; A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town.
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence – Male, 19-27; Lonely and charming boy next door who becomes firm friends with the March family. Proposes to Jo but eventually falls in love with and marries Amy. Doubles as Rodrigo in the operatic tragedy.
John Brooke – Male, 26-34; Laurie’s tutor. A reserved and hard-working young man who only shows his tender side when he falls in love with Meg. Doubles as Braxton Prendergast in the operatic tragedy.
Professor Bhaer – Male, 30-40; A sensible German professor boarding with Mrs Kirk. Persuades Jo that she is better than the “blood and guts stuff” she writes. Falls in love with, and eventually becomes engaged to Jo.
Mr. Laurence – Male, 55-70; Laurie’s grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and becomes friends with Beth.
Mrs. Kirk – Female, 40-65; The Irish owner of the boarding house in which Professor Bhaer and Jo meet.
Ensemble consisting of 6-12 singers and dancers to play the following roles: ball attendees, ice skaters, various characters in the Operatic Tragedy, and townspeople.