presented in partnership with Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM)
October 10-25, 2009 in The Playhouse at the Overture Center
Directed by Andrew Abrams
Music Directed by Jason Rush
Choreographed by Katrina Williams Brunner
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s own family experiences (and novel), Little Women: The Broadway Musical, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written.
Kaitlin Olsen stars as Jo March. Joining her as the March family are Wendy Jones Hill (Marmee), Kate Ewings (Meg), Samantha Bock (Beth), and Belle Stein (Amy). Other principals include Nic Zajdel (Laurie), Donavon Armbruster (Mr Laurence), Eddie Gray (Mr. Brooke), Paul Milisch (Professor Bhaer), and Allisanne Apple (Aunt March). Download the full Cast List.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln, which provides a wonderful opportunity for cast, crew, and audience members to learn more about the Civil War Era.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has also created an online archive of Laura Ingalls Wilder Family Letters. Private letters between her mother and her brothers, who were soliders during the Civil War, include firsthand descriptions from the front as well as stories of homelife during this turbulent time in our history.
Visit the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on the capitol square in downtown Madison to learn more about the life of a Civil War soldier. Open Monday through Saturday year round and Sundays from April through September this free museum features a series of full installations commemorating the roles of Wisconsin soldiers across the decades as well as rotating special exhibits.
The 1st Brigade Band, a Civil War era brass band, will be featured in a series of events across southern Wisconsin. On Saturday, November 7 they will celebrate the 22nd Annual Harvest Ball in Racine, Wisconsin. CTM & FST will feature recordings of the 1st Brigade Band as the preshow and postshow music at all Little Women performances.
The lead sponsor for this production is the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. Additional support for this production was provided by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the American Girl’s Fund for Children, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, and the Overture Foundation, as well as Noodles and the Edgewater Hotel.
Support for Four Seasons Theatre’s 2009-2010 season provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional season support provided by Park Printing and Audio for the Arts.