The novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott comes alive as an all-new Broadway musical adaptation, now playing through Oct. 20 at Western Reserve Playhouse, 3326 Everett Road, in Bath.
This family friendly, high-energy production is directed by WRP’s Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, and choreographer, Jen Justice, with musical direction by Dave Stebbins.
“Little Women” follows four sisters—the independent, aspiring writer Jo, the romantic Meg, the pretentious Amy, and the kind-hearted Beth, all under the watchful eye of their beloved mother, Marmee, while their father is away serving in the Civil War. Each sister follows a different path but not necessarily what is expected. This coming-of-age tale is filled with drama, romance, humor, and music.
“Little Women, The Musical,” book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, soars with vibrant sweeping song and dance.
Shelly Palumbo…Aunt March
Jay Sigler… Professor Bhaer
Steven Schuerger…Mr. Brooke
Walt Kaminiski … Mr. Laurence
The principle characters are backed by live musicians and an ensemble of singers and dancers, including: Molly Kessler, Dorota Zarzycka, Emily Shipley, and Christina Worcester. Costume designed by Kelsey Tomlison, Set Designed: Todd Plone, Light Designed: Kevin Rutan, and Stage Managed by Brianna Laybourn. This timeless tale about the power of family, friendship, and romance will delight the entire family.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. To reserve a seat, visit westernreserveplayhouse.org or call (330) 620-7314.