Perseverance Theatre is officially accepting auditions for our upcoming production. Those auditioning will receive sides from the show and will be asked to submit a self-taped video. The deadline for submissions is July 24th. Only non-union contracts available.
Anchorage Rehearsals: Oct 27 – Dec 1, 2022
Anchorage Performances: Dec 2 – Dec 18, 2022
Juneau Rehearsals: Mar 28 – Apr 6, 2023
Juneau Performances: Apr 7 – Apr 30, 2023
Perseverance Theatre provides round-trip travel, housing, and local transportation when away from your home city.
In this fresh take on a classic coming of age story, the beloved March sisters grow up against the backdrop of the Civil War. Accompanied by the rich boy next door, the temperamental aunt, the stuffy tutor, the devoted mother, and a surprising amount of fake mustaches, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth navigate their way through poverty, loss, and society’s expectations. Named Playwright of the Year by the Wall Street Journal in 2017, Kate Hamill expertly adapts a heartwarming and empowering tale of young women finding their way in the world.
NOTE ON CASTING
We are looking for performers across the spectrum of race, gender, size and ability for any and all roles. Performers who are also singers and musicians are a plus.
To request audition sides, please email headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marmie / Aunt March- she/her (40+) Any Race/Ethnicity. Marmie: the matriarch of the March family. Good sense of humor. Tough. Strong. Intelligent. Doubles with Aunt March- the most unpleasant old woman imaginable. Has lots of money; privileged. Judgmental.
Meg March- she/her (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The oldest March daughter. Wears glasses. Acts as Marmie’s second in the house. A romantic at heart – likes to dress up and have little luxuries in life.
Jo March- gender expansive, she/her, they/them (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The second-to-oldest March. Does not fit comfortably within the given parameters of her given gender role. Extremely ambitious and frustrated by the distance between where she is – and where she wants to be. A mix of insecurity and aspiration. A great sense of humor.
Beth March- she/her (20s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The third March. Very sweet and paralytically shy; Almost incapable of going out in the world; sheltered by her family. Loves deeply and has deep empathy for everyone. Sees much more than anyone realizes. Plays piano.
Amy March- she/her (20s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The youngest March. Opinionated and spunky; popular and quite focused on style. Not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints. Socially intelligent. Sometimes puts on airs. Perhaps a bit spoiled.
Hannah / Mrs. Mingott / Messenger- she/her (30s-50s) Any Race/Ethnicity. Hannah: The March’s longtime housekeeper, cook, and defacto babysitter. Takes no nonsense. Mrs. Mingott: a very rich, stylish woman. Vanderbilt-esque, condescending, not terribly pleasant; fancies herself charitable.
Theodore “Laurie” Laurence- he/him (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. Funny, charming, and caring. A natural musician. Wealthy thanks to his inheritance; generous, does not have to think about money. Does not always fit comfortably within the given parameters of his given gender role. Finds a family in the Marches.
John Brooks/Parrot- he/him (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. John Brooks: Laurie’s sometimes stiff and awkward tutor. A rule-follower. A poor man; well educated. Feels deeply. Doubles with Parrot: Aunt March’s parrot. Pure evil. A musty, disgusting bird.
Mr. Laurence / Robert March- he/him (50+) Any Race/Ethnicity. Mr. Laurence: Laurie’s grandfather. A wealthy man. A gentleman in the strictest sense. Has a rigid sense of what is appropriate behavior, especially for a man. Robert March: father to the March girls. Never speaks, but his presence looms large.
We hope to see your audition! Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.