Auditions

The Barn Stage Company’s 2017/2018 Season continues with Little Women. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Allan Knee and featuring a score by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein, this timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Artistic Director J. Scott Lapp is back at the helm serving as Director.

Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Set against the backdrop of Civil War America, this timeless tale of love and family tells the story of Jo March, a young and aspiring writer. When publishers pass on her writings, she is encouraged by her friend Professor Bhaer to write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking his advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

We are thrilled to be presenting this heartwarming musical for 2 weekends at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater running January 11th – 21st, 2018.


GENERAL AUDITIONS

Friday, October 20 5-10 pm & Saturday, October 21, 10-2 pm by appointment only.


CALLBACKS

Sunday, October 22 from 1-6 pm by Director’s Request.


AUDITIONS & CALLBACK LOCATIONS

The Old Town Temecula Community Theatre, Upstairs Rehearsal Room

42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA, 92592


AUDITIONS REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare 32 bars of both an up-tempo and a ballad from a contemporary musical theatre piece in a style appropriate to the show. (Please no pop, rock or non-musical theatre selections) Please bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a headshot & resume and sheet music in the key you wish to sing. An accompanist will be provided. CD accompaniment and a cappella singing is not permitted. Auditions will be run by Producers. No Equity Monitor Provided.


VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

If you are unable to attend the audition in person, you may submit a video for consideration. It must be submitted no later than October 15th at 5:00 pm. The email must include your headshot, resume, audition form and a link to your videos. Please email Casting@TheBarnStageCompany.com for questions or to submit.


TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

For more information or to schedule an audition appointment please email Casting@TheBarnStageCompany.com

In your email please attach

  • a digital version of your Headshot & Resume
  • Which roles you would like to be considered for.
  • Which time on Saturday or Sunday you prefer to be seen. We will do our best to accommodate all.

You will receive an email with your confirmation time. 

There is no guarantee that you will be seen.


LITTLE WOMEN

Book by Allan Knee

Music by Jason Howland          Lyrics by Mindy Dickstein

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Directed by J. Scott Lapp


All Rehearsals at The Old Town Temecula Community Theatre

Rehearsals begin Saturday, December 23rd.

Weeknights from 6-10p. Weekends from 10-6p.

Tech is January 8, 9, 10 at The Old Town Temecula Theater

Preview Performance on Thursday, January 11

Performances January 12, 13, 14 & 18, 19, 20, 21


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Seeking Equity and Non-Equity. All Performers are Paid. All Role are Open.                                                

Equity Special Appearance, Level; salary pending.

This is an adult production of Little Women. We will not see anyone younger than 18.

 

JOSEPHINE MARCH

Female (18-30), Lead, all ethnicities, the second-oldest March sister, Jo; wants to be a writer; based on Louisa May Alcott herself, a passionate young woman; has a temper and a quick tongue, although she works hard to control both; she is a tomboy, and reacts with impatience to the many limitations placed on women and girls; she hates romance in her real life, and wants nothing more than to hold her family together, moderate dancing, strong singer, driving presence of the show; Vocal range: E3 – A5

 

MEG MARCH

Female, (18-35), Lead, all ethnicities, the oldest March sister; she yearns for a great life; responsible and kind, Meg mothers her younger sisters; she has a small weakness for luxury and leisure, but the greater part of her is gentle, loving, and morally vigorous; she marries John Brooke; moderate dancing, strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays Clarissa in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: A#3 – Gb5

 

BETH

Female, (18-25), Lead all ethnicities, the second youngest sister; she is a peacemaker, and always sees the good in everyone; very quiet and very virtuous, and she does nothing but try to please others; she adores music and plays the piano very well; moderate dancing, strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays Rodrigo in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal Range: A3 – G5

 

AMY          

Female, (16-21), Lead, all ethnicities, the youngest sister, with a rather pompous manner, and via that, she rides into society; an artist who adores visual beauty and has a weakness for pretty possessions; she is given to pouting, fits of temper, and vanity; but she does attempt to improve herself; she marries Laurie; strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays The Troll in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: Cb4 – Gb5

 

LAURIE (Theodore Lawrence III)

Male, (18-30), Lead, all ethnicities, the boy-next-door that is the same age as Jo; becomes like a son and brother to the Marches; charming, clever, and has a good heart; he befriends Jo but is rejected when he proposes; he later bonds with Amy; strong singer, tenor; also plays Rodrigo in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: Bb2 – Bb4

 

MARMEE

Female, (40-55), Lead, all ethnicities, the strong mother; the moral role model for her girls; she councels them through all of their problems and works hard but happily while her husband is at war; she is the backbone of the March family; strong singer; also plays The Hag in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: Eb3 – Eb5

 

AUNT MARCH

Female, (60-80), Supporting, all ethnicities, a formidable, overbearing matron and the great-aunt of the March sisters; she is very rich and cares greatly about society; although crotchety and difficult, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants the best for them; also plays Mrs. Kirk, the matron of a boarding house in New York City; Vocal range: E3 – F5

 

LAURENCE

Male, (55-70), Supporting, all ethnicies, Laurie’s grandfather and the Marches’ next-door neighbor; he is a stiff and stern elderly man, but he eventually shows his softer side; also plays The Knight in the Operatic Tragedy; Baritone.

 

PROFESSOR BHAER

Male, (35-50), Supporting, all ethnicities, a German professor who is quite proper; he is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk’s boarding house; he then falls in love with Jo; strong singer; high baritone; Vocal range: G2 – F#4

 

JOHN BROOKE

Male, (25-35), Supporting, all ethnicities, Laurie’s tutor, a rather stiff man, but capable of showing emotion; poor but virtuous; he marries Meg; strong singer, must be able to hold harmonies, baritone; also plays Braxton in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: C#3 – F#4.

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