Southern Arkansas University’s Theatre Department will entertain audiences with its production of the musical “Little Women,” the timeless story of Louisa May Alcott, November 20-24 at Harton Theatre.
Filled with music, personal discovery, and everlasting love, “Little Women” follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to write more from her own experience.
Reluctantly taking this advice, Jo weaves together her own story and that of her sisters with growing up during the Civil War.
The play is directed by Brittany Bara, with Wally Eastland providing scenic design, under the musical direction of Michael Womack.
The cast includes Amber Gant as Jo March; Lizzie McKee as Beth March; Hannah Sullivan as Meg March; Laiken Newton as Amy March; Emma Walker as Marmee; Jazz VanAssche as Aunt March; Joey Kaar as Laurie; Bodee Starr as Professor Bhaer; Caleb Russette as Mr. Brooke; Kayleigh McCoy as Mrs. Kirk, and Dr. Dave Ekstrum as Mr. Laurence.
More about the Columbia County students in starring roles or support functions:
Those from this area include:
Hannah Sullivan, sophomore vocal music performance major from Magnolia. Sullivan will play the role of Meg March.
Joseph Kaar, senior musical theatre major from Magnolia. Kaar will play the role of Laurie.
Ta' Ru Harris, senior theatre major and writing minor from Magnolia. Harris is the choreographer.
Holly Ricketts, junior theatre major from Magnolia. Ricketts is an assistant stage manager and scenic painter.
Courtney Taylor, junior musical theatre major from Magnolia. Taylor is an assistant choreographer.
Sevin Kacsir, sophomore theatre major from Magnolia. Kacsir is a charge scenic artist and assistant scenic director.
Grant Baker, freshman history major from Magnolia. Baker is a scenic painter and follow spot operator.
“Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter and tears. The score by Alan Knee soars with the sounds of a young America finding its voice. “We hope you can join us for this wonderful holiday story,” said Bara.
The nightly shows, Wednesday-Saturday, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday-Sunday matinees, on November 23 and November 24, begin at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 870-235-4255.
General admission tickets are $17; $15 for SAU faculty, staff, and senior citizens; and $5 for students.
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