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Little Women Auditions at HPAC

Hendersonville Performing Arts Center seeks talent for its upcoming musical production running May 8 - June 14.

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (HPAC) is mounting Louisa May Alcott's most famous tale, Little Women, later this spring. HPAC will be producing the musical version of Alcott's story May 8 – June 14, and auditions take place Monday, March 8 and and Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.


Ages 14 – 65 can try out. Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway-style song — bring a backing track or sheet music for an accompanist. If you cannot make the auditions in person, you can mail in a 32-bar video audition to before Sunday, March 7.

Here are the character breakdowns:

Jo March

The 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.

Lead/Soprano – Age: 16-27

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.

Lead/Soprano – Age: 14-25

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.

Lead/Soprano – Age: 18-30

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.

Lead/Soprano – Age: 16-27

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.

Supporting/Mezzo-Soprano – Age: 35-55

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.

Supporting/Baritone – Age: 28-45

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.

Supporting/Tenor – Age: 16-27

Aunt March

A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town. May double as Mrs. Kirk.

Featured/Soprano – Age: 40-65

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.

Supporting/Tenor – Age: 20-35

Mr. Laurence

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

Featured/Baritone- Age: 40-65

For more info and to sign up for an audition time, click HERE.

Got questions? Call 615-826-6037 or visit

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