Auditions Announced for LITTLE WOMEN at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters announces the auditions for LITTLE WOMEN written by Thomas Hischak and directed by Anna Schindler Brown. This is a timeless story of coming of age and the importance of honesty, hard work, and genuine love. Home and family come to light in Thomas Hischak’s stage adaptation of the beloved novel.

PERFORMANCES: February 19-20, 26-27 at 8PM and February 21 & 28 at 2PM. This production will include both in-person and live-stream options.

AUDITION DATES: Monday, December 7, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM and Tuesday, December 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
(Children’s roles should choose one of the 15-minutes slots from 6:30 – 7:00 PM on Monday)

LOCATION: Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield 45014. Please go to the 2nd floor CLASSROOM.

GUIDELINES: Everyone entering the FCAC must wear a face mask. Auditionees must wear a mask during auditions. Everyone should stay in the hallway until called in and social distance as best they can.

AUDITIONEES MUST USE THIS SIGNUPGENIUS LINK   |  Sign up no later than December 1.

Auditions will be up to 8 per time slot. Adult slots are 30 minutes each. Children slots are 15 minutes each, from 6:30-7PM on Monday. All auditions will comprise cold readings from the script. Find more audition information on the SignUpGenius page.

Contact the director with questions via the SignUpGenius link. The rehearsals will begin on December 14.

CHARACTERS:  (9 women, 4 men, 2 young girls)

  • MRS TOMLINSON – A society lady – 50s to 70s. Will also play Aunt March.
  • JOSEPHINE MARCH – Narrator. A famous author & adult “Jo” – 40s to early 50s.
  • MR. MARCH – The girls’ father – 45 to 60.
  • MRS. MARCH (MARMEE) – The girls’ mother – 40s to 50s.
  • MEG – Eldest & most practical daughter. Longs to have nice things. Around 21.
  • JO – A tomboy & strong willed. An aspiring author. Around 18.
  • BETH – Shy & frail. Plays piano. Closest relationship to Jo. Around 16.
  • AMY – Youngest daughter. Vain and immature. Longs to be an artist. Throughout the show, she becomes refined and proper. Around 15 but ages during the show.
  • HANNAH – the housekeeper. Late 30s to 50s.
  • AUNT MARCH – Mr. March’s aunt. Wealthy matriarch of the family. Late 50s to 70s.
  • MR. LAURENCE – Wealthy grandfather to Laurie. 60s+.
  • THEODORE LAURENCE (LAURIE) – High-spirited neighbor who befriends the sisters. Falls in love with Jo and later Amy.. About 18.
  • JOHN BROOKE – Tutor to Laurie. Poor, but kind-hearted. Falls in love with Meg. Mid 20s to 30s.
  • MRS MOFFET – Wealthy. Looks down on the March family. 30s to 40s. Will also play Mrs. Kirke.
  • CLARA – Mrs. Moffet’s daughter.  Around 16. Appears in one scene.
  • MRS KIRKE – Runs the boarding house. 30s to 40s.
  • KITTY & MINNIE – Mrs. Kirke’s daughters. Around 8-11. May also be in background scenes.
  • FRIEDRICH BHAER – German professor (must use accent). Befriends Jo and encourages her writing. Proposes to Jo in the last scene. Late 30s to mid 40s.

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