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Current Auditions

LITTLE WOMEN – the Musical
Book by Allen Knee | Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein | Music by Jason Howland

Performance Dates: 23 August 2024 to 7 September 2024 at Malvern

Please note that ‘Little Women’ is a joint production with The Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company, who will stage this same production November 14 to 30. Successful auditionees will be required to commit to both seasons.

Audition Dates: Sunday 5 May 2024 7pm, Monday 6 May 7:30pm & Tuesday 7 May 7:30pm with callbacks Sunday 12 May 7pm at our theatre, 29 Burke Road, Malvern East

CHARACTERS

Josephine “Jo” March: Playing age: 15-22 (character ages through the show)
Lead. A Star Vehicle role. Jo barely leaves the stage. Range: E3-A5, Belt to E5. Mezzo Belt (or strong mix). Dance Requirement: Some movement.

Theodore “Laurie” Laurence: Playing age: 15-22 (ages through the show)
Supporting Character. Doubles as Roderigo I. Range: Bb2-Bb4 (A youthful, contemporary high Tenor). Dance Requirement: Some movement.

Margaret “Meg” March: Playing age: 16-23
Supporting Character. Doubles as Clarissa. Range: Bb3-B5 (Legit Soprano). Dance Requirement: Some movement.

Elizabeth “Beth” March: Playing age: 13-21 (character ages through the show)
Supporting Character. Doubles as Roderigo II. Range: A3-G5 (Mix Soprano). Dance Requirement: Some movement.

Amelia “Amy” Curtis March: Playing age: 12-20
Supporting Character. Doubles as Troll. Range: G3-G5 (Bright, Soprano or Mezzo). Dance Requirement: Some movement.

Marmee March: Playing age: ~42-50 (Flexible)
Supporting Character. Doubles as Hag. Range:D3-E5 (a warm Mezzo or Alto). Dance Requirement: A little movement (one number)

Aunt March: Playing Age: ~65-73 (Flexible)
Supporting Character. Doubles as Mrs. Kirk. Range: D3-E5 (Character Mezzo or Alto). Dance Requirement: Optional (Possible in ‘Could You’)

Mr. John Brooke: Playing age: 20-28 (Flexible, no age is given in the story)
Supporting Character. Doubles as Braxton. Range: C#3-Gb4 (A darker tenor than Laurie, but still lighter than Prof. Bhaer). Dance Requirement: None

Grandfather Laurence: Playing age: ~65-73 (Flexible)
Supporting Character. Doubles as The Knight. Range: C#3-D4 (Gruff Character Baritone or Tenor with a strong lower extension). Dance Requirement: Optional (possible in ‘Off to Massachusetts’)

Precast character: Professor Friedrich “Fritz” Bhaer

All characters will be required to have a standard American accent.

Please note that ‘Little Women’ is a joint production with The Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company, who will stage this same production November 14 to 30. Successful auditionees will be required to commit to both seasons.

Full details can be found on the VDL website https://vdl.org.au/auditions

VERY IMPORTANT: You must book an audition time with the Director (refer information on VDL website for contact details), after which you will be emailed a link to complete the online Audition Form.