Audition Notice for Little Women

Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI) announces auditions for its second show of the 2010-2011 season, Little Women, adapted by Marian De Forest from the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Beloved by generations, Little Women follows the March girls and their friend Laurie as they grow up together. The lessons of love, hope, and charity make this a charming family show for the holidays.

Larry Boller is directing. Jim Liesz and Rebecca Poole are the production managers.

Auditions will be Sunday, September 19 and Monday, September 20, at 7pm at Playhouse 111, 111 North Hale Street in Wheaton. Callbacks will be September 22.

Needed are seven females and five males. No roles have been precast.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 1-2 minute prepared comic monologues are welcome. Those auditioning will only be notified if called back or cast.

Roles are:

Mr. March (male, age 40-50) understanding and paternal

Mrs. March (female, age 35-50) wise and loving

Meg (female, age 16-25) on the verge of independence

Jo (female, age 16-25) tomboyish and independent

Beth (female, age 16-20) sweet but fragile

Amy (female, 16-20) precocious and artistic

Aunt March (female, age 50-60) harsh but well-meaning

Teddy “Laurie” Laurence (male, age 18-28) lovable scamp who loves Jo and then Amy

Teddy’s grandfather, Mr. Laurence (male, age 50-65) kindly local aristocrat

Professor Bhaer (male, age 30-45) intellectual and speaks with European dialect

John Brooke (male, age 20-30) poor school teacher

Hannah Mullett (female, age 30-50) harried Irish servant

Be prepared for your audition!  Please download and complete the Wheaton Drama audition form: WDI AUDITION FORM

Before auditioning, please check the performance calendar for known conflicts: Little Women calendar

Please contact the director at [email protected] with any audition questions.

Performances of Little Women are November 19 through December 12, 2010. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $16 each, except Thursdays, which have a special price of $13 each.

Little Women is in the public domain. It was originally copyrighted by Samuel French, Inc.

For tickets and information, please visit, or call 630-260-1820.