Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" Comes to Life at Arts Council Theatre

Classic Story to be Performed in Winston-Salem


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(L to R) Meredith Brown (Amy), Ashleigh Cooper (Meg), Rachel Buckland (Jo), Bella Hart-Peck (Beth)

Image courtesy of Twin City Stage

If you had to read it in high school — or if your teen is reading it now — you may want to consider purchasing tickets to the Twin City Stage production "Little Women: The Musical."

One of the reasons we are compelled to watch movies of our favorite novels is the excitement of watching the words from the pages come to life through the dramatic interpretations of actors and directors. Seeing a live theater performance is even more thrilling, taking the reader into the world of the writer for a couple of precious hours. 

In September, Twin City Stage will bring the March sisters to life as it presents "Little Women: The Musical." Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, this captivating musical follows the adventures of the four March sisters — aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth — as they grow up during the Civil War. Through personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love, this musical adaptation of the timeless tale will bring laughter, tears and a new spirit to all.

Adult patrons might be especially interested in the opening night festivities. A reception, with wine provided by Raffaldini Vineyards, hors d’oeuvres and sweets, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, in the theater lobby. In addition to celebrating the opening of this musical, members of Twin City Stage and the community will also be celebrating the opening of Twin City Stage's 82nd season.

The Crew

Steven LaCosse will direct the production, with music direction by John McKeever. TJ Scott will design the set, with lighting design by Adam Taylor and sound design by Jon Everett. Jeannette Brown will design costumes, with wig and make-up design by George Martinat. Yvonne Truhon will serve as props master. Edwin Martinat will stage manage the production, assisted by Kevin Hampton and Elizabeth J. Rief. 

The Cast

Meredith Brown - Amy March
Rachel Buckland - Jo March
Ashleigh Cooper - Meg March
Jonathan Grice - Mr. John Brooke
Bella Hart-Peck - Beth March
Kelly June Hutcheson - Marmee March
Edward C. Kluttz III - Laurie Laurence
Kevin Rapier - Professor Bhaer
Heidi Shafer - Aunt March
Ryan Shirey - Mr. Laurence

Featuring a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, "Little Women: The Musical" was called “a Broadway musical designed for the whole family!” by the "New York Sun."

Performances will be held September 23-25 & 29-October 2. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For additional information, including how to purchase tickets for this production as well as details on the rest of the 2016-17 season, visit twincitystage.org or call 336-725-4001.

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