Auditions

Little Women

The Racine Theatre Guild will have open auditions for Little Women on Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW

The enduring tale of family, friendship, love, and adventure follows the four March sisters in a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel by Kate Hamill. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy play, quarrel, and dream of their futures in a nation torn apart by the Civil War.  Jo, as our storyteller, finds herself at odds with society’s expectations and the things she can achieve as a woman. Navigating hardships and heartbreak, it is a tender, playful coming of age story that generations will find surprising, exciting, and empowering.

ROLES / CASTING INFO

There is the possibility of doubling parts being shifted and will be determined by auditions/callbacks.

Female/Female Presenting

  • Meg March (18 – 28): The oldest March daughter. Acts as Marmie’s second in the house. A romantic at heart—likes to dress up and have little luxuries in life.
  • Jo March (18 – 25): The second oldest daughter. Does not fit comfortably within the expected  parameters of her given gender role. A deep fire within her. Extremely ambitious and frustrated by the distance between where she is and where she wants to be. Very smart and knows it.
  • Beth March (16 – 22): The third March. Very sweet and shy. Almost incapable of going out in the world; sheltered by her family. Loves deeply and has deep empathy for everyone—so much that it hurts. Quick to forgive and heal wounds. An observer. Ability to play piano a bonus.
  • Amy March (14 – 20): The youngest March. Not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints. Sometimes puts on airs. A bit spoiled. A perfect little lady—except for her temper, and her not so great command of vocabulary. Madly in love with Laurie, around whom she is never cool.
  • Hannah/Mrs. Mingott (30s – 60s): Hannah – Irish. The March’s longtime housekeeper. A treasure, a terror, a traditionalist. Takes no nonsense, she’s the boss of that kitchen, for sure. Mrs. Mingott – A very rich, stylish woman. Vanderbilt-eque, condescending, not terribly pleasant, fancies herself charitable.
  • Marmee/Aunt March (40s – 70s): Marmee – The matriarch of the March family. Ahead of her time. Good sense of humor. A warrior; keeps the family together. Aunt March – The most unpleasant old woman imaginable. Has lots of money; privileged. Strong opinions, which people endure. Has an intermittent, hacking, disgusting cough.

Male/Male Presenting

  • Theodore “Laurie” Laurence (18 – 28): Sensitive, funny, charming, and caring. In his fantasies, he’s a white knight, riding in to rescue damsels in distress. A natural musician. Wealthy, thanks to his inheritance. Finds a family in the Marches.
  • John Brooks/Mr. Dashwood (25 – 40s): John – Laurie’s sometimes stiff and awkward tutor. A poor man, well educated. Has a very noticeable limp – probably served in the war and was sent home. Quite madly in love with Meg. Dashwood – A publisher of cheap newspapers and novels. A businessman, working in a man’s world. Fancies himself a realist.
  • Mr. Laurence/Robert March (50s – 70s): Laurence – Laurie’s grandfather, responsible for Laurie’s upbringing. A wealthy man. Not comfortable with emotional language; bad at expressing himself. Tends towards gruffness or temper. Probably quite unintentionally frightening. March –  Father to the March girls. Never speaks, but his presence looms large. Is wounded in the war; never quite recovers.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Director Lisa Kornetsky will hold auditions at the Racine Theatre Guild. No appointments necessary and you need to only attend one of the days of auditions. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned.

Individuals of all levels of experience, ethnicities, and backgrounds are invited to audition. Cast and crew members are not required to be vaccinated, however, vaccinations are encouraged.

Schedules

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin the first week of September . RTG works try to coordinate everyone’s schedule and respect people’s time, so typically not everyone is called to every rehearsal. Most often, rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. with some weekends too.

Performance Schedule

Little Women will be performed weekends October 25 – November 10, 2024

  • Friday, October 25 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 27 – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 31 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 1 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2 – 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3 – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 7 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 8 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9 – 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10 – 2 p.m.

For further information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 or email boxoffice@racinetheatre.org.

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