Saturday, October 14 at 1pm, Sunday, October 15 at 7pm.
Callbacks will be held by invitation on Monday, October 16 at 7pm.
All auditions will be at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. (661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572)
Auditions will be readings from the script, and include a brief singing portion. You can view all materials ahead of time at this link. While you don’t need to prepare anything specific, actors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with materials.
SINGERS: To check for vocal harmonizing and blending skills, you may be asked to participate in the singing of "Dona Nobis Pachem". You can find a youtube version here, and locate the sheet music in the materials folder.
Virtual Auditions Submissions: Record two segments from the materials folder…
A scene of choice from the play
First verse of “O Christmas Tree”
Send both segments, either youtube/dropbox/google drive links to email@example.com by Sunday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. Please be prepared to come to callbacks, as it is unlikely a casting decision will be made without an in-person audition.
Bring a resume detailing your theatre experience or be prepared to list your performance experience.
Bring your schedule and a list of all conflicts through December 23rd.
Director - Dot Luongo (she/her) Assistant Director - Kelsey Wertheim (she/her) Stage Manager - Christine McCarthy (she/her) Producer - Tom Starace (he/him)
*parentheses note genders and ages as portrayed in the story
**Important note on casting Meg, Jo, and Amy: In all likelihood, these sisters will be cast 18+
Meg (she/her, 18-23): The eldest sister. Meg cares deeply about family and takes pleasure in making a home and, eventually, motherhood.
Jo (she/her, 17-22): Second eldest. An ambitious writer and generally rebellious feminist with a great imagination and a strong will.
Beth (she/her, 15-20): Third child. Painfully shy and content to stay at home, Beth plays the piano and adores her sisters.
Amy (she/her, 13-18): The youngest. Somewhat temperamental and often left out because she is younger. An aspiring artist who often dreams of being a part of high society.
Marmee (she/her, 40-60): Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy’s mother. Marmee loves her family and has a profound sense of duty and charity towards others.
Father (he/him, 45-65): A chaplain who volunteers with the Union Army. He returns home and takes pride in his daughters.
Aunt March (she/her, 60+): Wealthy, demanding, and strong-willed, Aunt March is used to getting her way and can be rather uncompromising.
Hannah (she/her, 40+): Employed by the March family.
Laurie Laurence (he/him, 18-23): Neighbor to the March family, Laurie has a playful spirit and a great sense of adventure. He is very wealthy and often very lonely. Laurie becomes best friends with Jo and eventually marries Amy.
Grandfather Laurence (he/him, 60+): Laurie’s caregiver, a gracious, dignified gentleman of means.
John Brooke (he/him, 25-30): Laurie’s tutor. He eventually falls in love with Meg and marries her.
Mr. Bhaer (he/him, 30-45): A professor and German immigrant, admires Jo and eventually falls in love with her. Must speak with a plausible German accent.
Mrs. Hummel (she/her): An impoverished neighbor of Jewish heritage
Mr. Davis (he/him): A teacher at Amy’s school
Mrs. Gardiner (she/her): Volunteer with the Soldier’s Aid Society, throws a Yuletide party which Meg and Jo attend.
Mrs. Carrol (she/her): Volunteer with the Soldier’s Aid Society: Townsperson, friend of Aunt March’s
Mrs. King (she/her): Volunteer with the Soldier’s Air Society: Townsperson, staunch abolitionist
Mrs. Kirke (she/her): Volunteer with the Soldier’s Air Society: Townsperson, eventually moves to New York City after her husband dies in the war and starts her own board house.
Visitor to the Soldier’s Aid Society (he/him): Lost two sons in the Civil War
Miss Cutter (she/her): A fishmonger in the town
Mr. Finnegan (he/him): Local newspaper editor
Mr. Dashwood (he/him): New York City editor of sensationalist stories
Fred Vaughn (he/him): Party-goer, referenced as a love interest of Amy
Children’s Roles/Carolers (5-17)
6 Hummel Children: Poor children of various ages, jewish heritage; may be doubled with characters below
Tommy: Partygoer at Mrs. Gardiner’s Yuletide party
Katie, Mary, Suzie, and Jenny: Schoolmates of Amy’s
Minnie and Kitty Kirke: Mrs. Kirke’s young daughters
Daisy and Demi Brooke: Meg’s children at the end of the play
Rhinebeck Theatre Society is committed to providing community-minded, safe theatre experiences. We seek to present stories in a way that reflects a richly diverse world. We encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ actors to audition for all of our productions. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility and accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.