Little Women

Little Women

This all-new musical, based upon Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 19th century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women, through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go. Kim Oler and Alison Hubbard’s moving Richard Rodgers Award-winning score, by turns funny and touching, is seamlessly matched by Sean Hartley’s wise and witty book. This is a Little Women like none you have ever seen or heard before.

This all-new musical, based upon Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 19th century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women, through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go. Kim Oler and Alison Hubbard’s moving Richard Rodgers Award-winning score, by turns funny and touching, is seamlessly matched by Sean Hartley’s wise and witty book. This is a Little Women like none you have ever seen or heard before.

LITTLE WOMEN Music by KIM OLER Lyrics by ALISON HUBBARD Book by SEAN HARTLEY NOTE: The names of the Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

7F/5M plus a Chorus

JO: 16 at opening (the sisters grow by about 15 years during the play): Passionate and funny – a tomboy with great energy, ambition and imagination.

MEG: 17 at opening: A bit of a Cinderella, sweet and dreamy.

BETH: 15 at opening: Demure, but possessed of a gentle sense of fun and a devotion to her family that makes her JO’s dearest sister.

AMY 12 at opening: A comically needy and self-centered brat who grows into a smart, elegant and flirtatious young lady.

JOHN BROOKE: Early 20s at opening: A bookish, slightly nerdy tutor, with an inner strength.

LAURIE 17 at opening: Young, passionate, and charming, full of energy and enthusiasm.

MARMEE: A mature woman with intelligence, humor and warmth.

AUNT MARCH: A comically patrician battleaxe.

FATHER: A gentle but stolid clergyman with a twinkle in his eye.

PROFESSOR FRITZ BHAER: A proper, passionate scholar with self-deprecating charm.

MR. LAURENCE: A gruff and haughty mature gentleman of business, with a surprisingly soft heart.

MRS. KIRKE: A harried and overwhelmed landlady. Not a singing role (but can double in ensemble.)

ENSEMBLE: Guests at a Concord party, Guests at Meg’s wedding, pushy New Yorkers on the street and guests at a Paris party. Preferably 8 singers (2 to a part SATB) mostly young people. (Show plays with all actors but Jo doubling.)

9 Musicians

Piano/Conductor (Keyboard 1)

Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet)

Reed 2 (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Bass (Upright)

Percussion (Drum set, Timpani, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Vibraphone, Wood Block, Finger Cymbal, Ratchet, Tambourine, Casaba, Small Cymbal, Shaker, Cow Bell, Medium Gong, Kick Drum, Ride, China Cymbal, Clangy Object, Noisy Object)

Costume Rental

DC Theatricks has added LITTLE WOMEN to their rental inventory Dave Dejac, info@costume.com 747 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Phone: (716)847-0180 Costume Holiday House has added LITTLE WOMEN to their rental inventory.

Prop Rentals

Prop Rentals NY Prop Rentals NY 516-459-0106, 2180 Pond Road Ronkonkoma, NY 11779