Ages 13-21

 NST Proudly Presents: Youth FALL Drama Intensive and the culminating performances of Little Women, Directed and adapted by Patrick Maubert
 

LITTLE WOMEN

Rehearsals: Sundays 1-3 pm, Oct. 29-Dec. 17 2017
Wallace-Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON
For the first time in NST’s inception, we are offering a drama (only) Intensive.
Modeled with the principles of our original and signature Youth Summer Music Theatre Intensive, NST is broadening its programming with the addition of this unique theatre Intensive. Students will have sessional classes in Speech Arts & Drama, Monologue work and Shakespeare. Master Classes will be led in the typical stellar method NST students have come to expect with coaching sessions on scene work, audition prep and Classics to Modern: how to be master in every era!
This inaugural season we are proud to present an adaptation of one North America’s most beloved tales of love, heartache, ambition and family.
We are currently casting and wanted to extend an invitation should you have any students interested in this exciting opportunity to develop and create a leading role in this brand new adaptation.
Scholarships happily available to those who may need financial assistance.
We truly want EVERYONE To benefit from the magic theatre can create.
LITTLE WOMEN Casting Breakdown:
JO MARCH (female, teens-20s). Second-oldest March sister. Impassioned, driven,
ambitious, but ultimately incredibly generous.
PROFESSOR BHAER (male, mid-late 30s). Very proper and intelligent, professor of German.
AMY MARCH (female, teens-20s). Youngest March sister. Conceited and self- centered, very concerned about her image, but learns to become a gracious woman. Falls in love with and marries Laurence.
MEG MARCH (female, teens-20s). Oldest March sister. Frustrated by family’s poverty, hates her job as a governess, but a caring sibling. Falls in love with and marries Brooke.
BETH MARCH (female, teens-20s). Second youngest March sister. Pure goodness. Sweet and generous to a fault. Only one able to melt Mr. Laurence. Tragically gets sick and dies, which reveals she is strongest of all the sisters.
MARMEE MARCH (female, 40s-50s). The mother of the four sisters. Her strength and spirit hold the family together, even in the face of her husband being off at war and the family being poor.
LAURIE LAURENCE (male, teens-20s). Mr. Laurence’s grandson. Lonely. Vivacious. Desperate for friends. Becomes best friends with the sisters. Falls in love with Jo, but she rejects him. He ends up falling in love with and marrying Amy.
AUNT MARCH (50s+). Formidable, over-bearing matron, a lioness, often scary. Quite well off but rarely overtly generous. Believes absolutely in manners and proper society. Preferred mode of communication is to bellow at you.
MR. JOHN BROOKE (male, 20s-30s). Strong, both outwardly and inwardly, but also a romantic. Laurie’s tutor. Kind and generous. Falls in love with and marries Meg.
Racial and gender fluid casting.
Join the cast of NST’s Little Women
Performances Dec  16-17  at Wychwood Theatre
RATE: $600  EARLY BIRD  $500 (before September 22nd)

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About this beloved adaptation…

Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid life in Patrick Maubert’s new adaptation of #LittleWomen. 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 mother whom they call 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 Country and a population torn in two mindsets (not so different to the America of today…). With a buoyant, joyful script, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us to live with love and compassion on our hearts to make the best of every moment on earth. For in the words of Marmee:

“Oh, my children, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!”