The Grand Opera House Announces Auditions for Little Women
Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path?
Performances: February 24 & 25 and March 3 & 4 @ 7:30 PM
February 26 and March 5 @ 2:00 PM
Director: Jenna Jensen
Sunday, December 111th – 1-3pm
Monday, December 12th – 6-8pm
Please show up at the start of the audition time.
Those who are unavailable to arrive at the start of the audition time should call the Grand Opera House business office at 563-588-4356 to give an approximate arrival time.
Callbacks (if needed):
Wednesday (evening), December 14th
Location: Auditions will be held at the Grand’s Rehearsal space in the Arcade Building, 880 Locust St., Suites 222 and 228. Please enter through the alley entrance located between Locust and Main. When you enter go up just past the first hallway and take the stairs on the left to the second floor. The rooms are right at the top of the stairs.
· Actors will be asked to read from a selection of short sides that will be provided during auditions.
· Digital audition forms can be filled out prior to your arrival and can be found on the Grand’s website.
Alternate Audition and Video Submissions:
Anyone who would like to audition but can’t make it during the regular audition times may contact Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to meet or send a video submission. Please contact Jenna no later than December 11th to coordinate an alternate audition time or submit a video.
Full Company rehearsals will begin Monday, January 19, 2023.
Those auditioning should be prepared to list all conflict or potential conflicts between Monday, January 19, 2023 and Sunday, March 5, 2023. Availability for dress/technical rehearsals February 20-23, 2023 and all performances is mandatory. Rehearsals will typically be held Monday-Friday evenings from 6-9pm with an occasional Sunday afternoon (if needed).
The creative team seeks a diverse company of youth and adult actors. Actors of all ethnicities will be equally considered for all roles and actors of color are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.
Meg March (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – oldest sister, a nearly perfect “little woman”, 16-25 years old
Jo March (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – the narrator, strong and willful young woman, 16-25 years old
Beth March (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – the shyest March sister and peacemaker of the family, 13-20 years old
Amy March (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – the artist of the family, 13-20 years old
Marmee March (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – the girl’s mother
Hannah (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – The March Family maid and cook
Aunt March (Female-identified, any ethnicity) – Mr. March’s aunt, a rich widow
Father (Male-identified, any ethnicity) – the girl’s father, a chaplain in the Union Army
Old Mr. Laurence (Male-identified, any ethnicity) – Laurie’s grandfather and wealthy neighbor of the Marches
Laurie (Male-identified, any ethnicity) – Rich young man who lives opposite the Marches, 16-25 years old
Brooke (Male-identified, any ethnicity) – Laurie’s tutor, future husband to Meg, early to-middle 20s