Acacia Theatre seeks auditions for summer musical version of Little Women
ACACIA THEATRE will be holding auditions on Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28 between 6:30 and 9:30 for its summer musical, Little Women. This production will require 6 women and 4 Men (17 – 60). Please prepare 12 – 16 bars of a song (accompaniment provided) Readings will be from script. Auditions will be held by appointment only at Church in the City, 2648 N. Hackett, Milwaukee. Performances (July 10 – 19) are at Concordia University. To make an appointment: (414) 744-5995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional info: Little Women: The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Music by Jason Howland, will be directed by Janet Bouman Peterson. Music Director is Jane Foerster. A very few copies of the script are available at Acacia’s office. They may be borrowed for 2 days for a $25 returnable deposit (our cost). (Call office first to make arrangements). Large portions of the script have been posted online at: http://www.littlewomenonbroadway.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1113524273/0#0
Ages: Since the musical portrays the girls in the same way as the book, the youngest daughter is Amy who eventually gets married. Even though she may still be a teen when she gets married, it is important that it isn’t a huge stretch for the modern eye to see that actress as both an impetuous early teen and a young married. Beth is even older. Therefore, we will not be able to see anyone who still looks like a younger teen. If a girl is 16 or 17 and we could imagine them as married, they are welcome to audition. If we cannot imagine that, then it is respectfully requested that they not audition. Thank you so much for understanding.
Song suggestions: It would be wise to pick something short (which is why we are requesting only 12-16 bars), which shows your musical strengths and/or suggests the character you are auditioning for. If your voice lends itself to two completely different styles, you may do two contrasting 12 bar selections (to show range or style differences). Please … no longer. We hope to provide accompanists for all auditions … remember they are sight-reading.
A very ROUGH estimation of the roles and ranges:
Marmee – alto, ballads
Jo – gutsy, strong, wide range, but primarily alto
Meg – legit soprano
Beth – sweet soprano
Amy – primarily alto
Aunt March – wide range, character
Laurie (Theodore Laurence III) – Energetic, wide range tenor
Professor Baehr – Baritone
John Brooke – Baritone – to II Tenor
Mr. Laurence – Baritone, character