AUDITION NOTICE: Little Women at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: LITTLE WOMEN at Plaza Theatre Company

Auditions are: May 11th and May 12th, 2015

Directed by G. Aaron Siler
Stage Management by Cessany Ford
Music Direction by Doug Henry
Choreography by Tabitha Barrus

When:
Monday May 11 & Tuesday May 12, 201
7pm – 9pm at the Plaza Academy Studio
211 S. Mill St, Cleburne, TX
Auditions are by appointment only

Click here to make an audition appointment!

AUDITION PREPARATION
Auditioners will be asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music, preferably from a musical. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also be prepared to read cold from the script at the audition. Each auditioner should plan to spend about five to ten minutes auditioning for the Directors.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday, May 16th starting at 9am and may last for up to three hours. Those auditioners who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition.

REHERSALS:
Rehearsals will commence Saturday, May 23 and take place usually on Mon. – Wed. evenings and Saturday mornings depending on performer schedules. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

PERFORMANCES:
The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on THURSDAY, JULY 2ND and playing through August 1st. There will be NO performances on July 4th.

ABOUT THE SHOW
This recent Broadway smash tells the story of the four March sisters. Jo has unsuccessfully been trying to sell her stories for publication, so her friend tells her that she has to write more from herself and she begrudgingly takes his advice. Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE

* Please note that the age ranges on the characters are for guidance only. Actors who play older or younger will be considered for characters outside their age range based on ability.

JO MARCH (belt/mix, age 16-22)
Our story’s protagonist. Passionate, adventurous, and brave. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer. — Range: E3 – A5

MEG MARCH (soprano, age 16-22)
The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. — Range: A#3 – Gb5

BETH MARCH (soprano, age 15-20)
The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream. Can double as Rodrigo II. — Range: A3 – G5

AMY MARCH (soprano/mix, age 16-22)
The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. — Range: Cb4 – Gb5

LAURIE LAURENCE (tenor, age 16-22)
The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy. — Range: Bb2 – Bb4

MR. JOHN BROOKE (baritone, age 17-22)
Laurie’s tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes. — Range: C#3 – F#4

PROFESSOR FRIEDRICH BHAER (baritone, 27-40)
German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. He is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk’s boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo. — Range: G2 – F#4

MARMEE MARCH (mezzo sop/belt, age 40-55)
The girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces. — Range: Eb3 – Eb5

AUNT MARCH (mezzo with high notes, age 42-60)
A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town. She believes good manners and breeding are everything. — Range: E3 – F5

MR. LAURENCE (baritone, age 55-70)
Laurie’s Grandfather who lives next door. He is crotchety who is quite strict but is “softened” by the March girls.

Some of the characters will double for parts in the “operatic tragedy.” There are no plans to include a chorus in this production.

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