Little Women

by Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein, & Jason Howland
Directed by Dan Hildebrand & Mackenzie Leland

Production Kickoff: September 08, 2024

Audition: September 15, 2024

Performance Dates

Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21, 2024 at 8:00PM
Dec. 15 & 22, 2024 at 2:00PM

Unless specifically noted, all roles are open to all regardless of race or ethnicity.

  • Jo March – Our story's protagonist. A passionate and determined young author struggling to find her place in the world. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.
  • Amy March – The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. Doubles as the troll in the operatic tragedy.
  • Meg March – The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. Doubles as Clarissa in the operatic tragedy.
  • Beth March – The second youngest of the sisters. Timid and musical, Beth encourages and helps her sisters selflessly. Forms an unlikely friendship with the crotchety Mr Laurence. Doubles as Rodrigo II in the operatic tragedy.
  • Marmee March – The March girls' mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces. Doubles as the hag in the operatic tragedy.
  • Aunt March – A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town.
  • Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence – Lonely and charming boy next door who becomes firm friends with the March family. Proposes to Jo but eventually falls in love with and marries Amy. Doubles as Rodrigo in the operatic tragedy.
  • John Brooke – Laurie's tutor. A reserved and hard-working young man who only shows his tender side when he falls in love with Meg. Doubles as Braxton Prendergast in the operatic tragedy.
  • Professor Bhaer – A sensible German professor boarding with Mrs Kirk. Persuades Jo that she is better than the "blood and guts stuff" she writes. Falls in love with, and eventually becomes engaged to Jo.
  • Mr. Laurence – Laurie's grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and becomes friends with Beth.
  • Mrs. Kirk – The Irish owner of the boarding house in which Professor Bhaer and Jo meet.

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."

Mackenzie Leland is a Westerville native and is thrilled to be taking on the role of director along side her good friend and co-director, Dan Hildebrand. She is a theater performer who has been most recently seen around town in The Contemporary's Ride the Cyclone. She has also taught theater at several children and teen theater programs around town including Columbus Children's Theater and the Reynoldsburg summer program. As a graduate of Capital University, Mackenzie has received experience directing small projects and is excited to take on the task of bringing one of her favorite books to the stage. Little Women is a special story that speaks to women and to their hopes and dreams. Mackenzie's wish is that her contribution to this show will leave theater audiences changed for the better.


  • Production Kickoff: Sunday, September 08, 2024, 6:30 pm
  • Audition: Sunday, September 15, 2024


Script review, auditions, and performances take place at:
Curtain Players Theatre
5691 Harlem Road, Galena, OH 43021

Curtain Players offers an information session for each of its productions as a help for actors seeking roles, but attendance is not required to audition. The event is an opportunity for actors to become acquainted with the community theatre organization, to discuss the play with the director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production plans. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend.

Curtain Players conducts open auditions for its productions. Roles are not cast in advance, and, unless specified otherwise in the role's description, are open to all without regard to race or ethnicity. Casting decisions are made by the director and a casting committee comprised of a member of the theatre board, a general member of the organization, and individuals of the director's choosing.

Actors are encouraged to come to auditions familiar with the script and ready to read cuttings from the script. Every effort will be made to give actors equal chances to read. Resumes and head shots are helpful but not necessary.

Requests for an early audition for Little Women must be made no later than September 01, 2024.

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Rehearsals for our productions begin in an offsite location, to be determined for each production. Approximately one month before opening night, rehearsals move into the Harlem Road playhouse.

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