The novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott comes alive in this new Broadway musical adaptation. Perfect for the whole family, this high-energy production is directed by Kelli M Poward, with musical direction by Jeff Mar and musical numbers staged by Shirley Kirkes Mar. Winner of three Drama Desk Awards and having earned a Tony Award nomination, the musical soars with vibrant song and dance.
With book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, the musical is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel, which follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel. Meg longs for a fiancé. Beth longs for a piano. Amy longs to be admired. As relevant today as when it was written, this timeless tale has been given new life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious song, dancing and a few tears. Jason Howland’s score celebrates personal discovery and a young America finding its voice and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation.
Featuring a cast of 14, the musical represents some of the finest local talent. Veronica Surber, recently seen as the lead in Wine Country Theatre’s hit production of Next to Normal, plays the remarkable character of Jo. Libby Parker, seen as Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy plays shy Beth. Tara Brinkman is hopelessly romantic Meg and sassy young Amy is played by Ella Gomez. Local favorites Joseph Whittington, Kathleen Kravets, Marjorie Hamon, James Brescia, Garrett Larsen, Geoff Higgins, Lindsey Taylor, Edgar de la Cruz, Libby Higgins, and newcomer Allan Cossentine round out this energetic and enthusiastic cast.