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Little Women 

The Broadway musical

Book by: Allan Knee
Music by: Jason Howland

Lyrics by: Mindi Dickstein
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MTI

24 - 26 November 2022
 

Directed and Musical Direction by: Richard Gregg

 

Production Manager: Jane Fenlon
 

Workshop and Audition Information
 

Workshops: 16th & 23rd June

Auditions : 10th July

Rehearsals : Friday and Sunday evenings starting in September

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy - live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
 

Characters
 

Jo March — Female — Our story's protagonist. Passionate, adventurous, and brave. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.

 

Professor Bhaer — Male— German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. He is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk's boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo.

 

Amy March - Female—The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie.

 

Meg March—Female—The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him.
 

Beth March—Female— The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.

 

Marmee March—Female—The girls' mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces

 

Mr. Laurence – Male— Laurie’s grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and becomes friends with Beth

 

Laurie Laurence—Male—The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.

 

Aunt March—Female— A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town.

Mr. John Brooke—Male—Laurie's tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes.

 

Minor Roles
 

Female - Mrs Kirk, Clarrissa, Rodrigo2, Hag, Troll
 

Male—Rodrigo, Knight, Braxton

 

For more information or a copy of the script contact Jane Fenlon jane.fenlon@blueyonder.co.uk