SPOTLIGHT THEATRE PLAYERS is hosting auditions for LITTLE WOMEN adapted by Kristine Laurence, based on Louisa May Alcott’s book of the same title. Auditions will be held at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish (133 Hummell St. D.S.) on August 24, 2019, from 2 – 7 p.m. (Young ladies 20 years of age and under audition time will be 2:00 - 4:30 pm and ladies over 20 years of age will audition from 4:30 - 7 pm.) Call backs will be August 25, 2019 from 2 – 5 p.m. The production is scheduled for performance November 14 –17, 2019.

For auditions please come prepared with

  • An acting resume’ and headshot.
  • A 1-2 minute monologue (not from the show). Monologue should be memorized, rehearsed and performance ready.
  • Come prepared to fill out an audition sheet. Come prepared to do cold reads also.
  • If auditioning for the character of ‘Beth’, come prepared to play a brief song on the piano.
  • If you’ve never read the novel LITTLE WOMEN, it is a must read to understand the play.

This full-length version of Little Women begins on the memorable Christmas (1861) when Marmee leaves to visit her sick husband and Jo sells her beautiful hair to help finance the trip. It ends just a year later (1862) when the happy family is again preparing to celebrate not only Christmas but also the return of Mr. March. In between these two events, we again live, laugh, love and cry with Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they go through the many trials and tribulations that have made this story a classic. It hosts an all-female cast of nine characters.

The characters are:

  • MEG – Sixteen with large eyes and a very pretty, sweet face. Her dress and manner are dainty; she has lovely white hands, of which she is very proud. She does needlepoint. She is the eldest daughter in the family and behaves as such.
  • JO - Fifteen years old and the tomboy of the family. She is tall and thin, but very attractive. She seems to be all arms and legs and is at the age where she is awkward and doesn’t know what to do with them. She sprawls rather than sits. Her features are sharp and determined. She is a writer and loves to act out the stories she writes. 
  • BETH is almost 14. She is rosy-checked, bright-eyed girl, with a shy timid manner. She is loved by everyone and Jo appropriately calls her ‘Mouse”. She has a sweet, peaceful disposition. She also plays the piano and knits. 
  • AMY is a very important person – if you should ask her. She is twelve. She is pale and slender like a delicate flower with long golden curls. She is determined to be grown up and a lady. She is always very particular about her dress and manages to add a few frills to her otherwise plain clothing. 
  • MARMEE is a very quiet, sweet-tempered woman of about forty. She is firm, but she rules her household with kindness rather than force. She is the mother of the four sisters.
  • AUNT MARCH is in her seventies. She is a large peppery, dictatorial lady, who tries to intimidate everyone. Underneath this gruff exterior she now and then shows her kindness and generosity. She is wealthy, wears good clothes, although somewhat old-fashioned for the period. She may use a cane.
  • HANNAH is one of the family, having been with the March’s since Meg was born. She may use a slight Irish accent, but it should not be overdone. Hannah is utterly devoted to the family and is a capable, efficient housekeeper. She is firm with the girls, although she does delight in spoiling them now and then. She is always dressed appropriately for a housekeeper of the day, immaculate and stiffly-starched.
  • SALLIE is about Jo’s age, a dainty, pretty girl, who dresses elaborately in expensive clothes of the very latest style. She speaks with gushing sweetness and pronounces the letter ‘r’ as if it were ‘w’.
  • AUNT CAROLL is a small, timid, meekly-agreeable person in direct contrast to Aunt March. She seems to trail along in Aunt March’s wake.