The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical 2021: "Little Women The Broadway Musical"
Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical 2021: Little Women the Broadway Musical
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Rob Mish
Musical Direction by Patrick Summers
"Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again."
- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical novel first appeared in 1868. It has never been out of print, has been adapted into seven films, a radio show, several television mini-series, a number of full-length plays, a one-act play, international productions, including a Japanese anime adaptation. There have a number of musical theater adaptations and at least one opera.
Join us in witnessing the only musical theater adaptation of Little Women that made it to Broadway, and now to the W&L stage. With a company of only ten, Alcott's enduring work is performed simply and without fanfare, much like the novel itself. The musical focuses on the distinct personalities and individual strengths of these women as they navigate and overcome the social restraints of the 1860's. In reality, this Little Women is a delightful musical that not only will entertain but will also allow us to examine where we are today. What restraints, new and old, do we contend with over 150 years later?
Little Women, The Broadway Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Performance will be streamed at https://livestream.com/wlu
Showtimes: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
No tickets are required