Audition Information


Little Women

Adapted by Roger Wheeler

Auditions: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in the auditorium 3:30-5:30 (the second Tuesday of the 2017-18 school year). There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, August 9 in the auditorium at 3:30 followed by a Thespian Troupe leadership meeting.

The Show: October 25, 26 and 27. You must also be available for rehearsals on October 19 and 20. This is during fall break so make sure to schedule any vacations around these dates as these rehearsals will be mandatory.

About the show: Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March are four sisters living with their mother in New England. Their father is away serving as a chaplain in the Civil War, and the sisters struggle to support themselves and keep their household running despite the fact that the family recently lost its fortune. In the process, they become close friends with their wealthy neighbor, Theodore Laurence, known as "Laurie."

As the girls grow older, each faces her own personal demons and moral challenges. Jo, our beloved protagonist, must tame her tomboyish ways and learn to be more ladylike while pursuing her ambition to be a great writer. Meg, the oldest, must put aside her love of wealth and finery in order to follow her heart. Beth, the shy one, must conquer her bashfulness, while Amy, the youngest, has to sacrifice her aristocratic pride. The girls are guided in their personal growth by their mother, "Marmee," and by their religious faith.

The family's tight bonds are forever changed when Meg falls in love with John Brooke, Laurie's tutor. Meg and John marry and begin a home of their own, quickly populated by twins. Another marriage seems imminent when Laurie reveals to Jo that he has fallen in love with her, but she declares that she cannot care for him in the same way...

For your audition for Little Women, prepare one of the following monologues from the play and memorize it for auditions. Make sure you come prepared to perform your audition in character. You may be asked to read a second monologue, but you only need to memorize and prepare one. Make sure to sign up for a time slot prior to the audition day on Tuesday, August 14. Please email Mr. Stecklein with questions.

What to prepare: The following link includes the rehearsal contract, audition monologues, and character descriptions: