Musical. Book by Linda Daugherty. Music and lyrics by B.Wolf. Adapted from the book by Louisa May Alcott.
Cast: 25+ m., 40+ w. May double to 9m., 13w. This spirited musical adaptation—a richly textured celebration of life, love and the family set against the background of the American Civil War—dramatizes the story of the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Scenes move rapidly between locations and through time, telling the stories of all four girls, each of whose experience and distinctive personality are vividly portrayed. Memorable music and lyrics include "An Operatic Tragedy," a melodramatic mini-opera performed by the March girls in their parlor for friends; "The Violet," Beth's tender theme evocative of the Civil War era; "Aunt March," a clashing of personalities between Jo and grouchy Aunt March; "Polka," sung at a rousing New Year's Eve ball; "Together," a quartet sung by the March sisters; "Amy's Continental Tour" and "Laurie's Continental Tour," punctuating their European tours; and "The Great River of Life," an inspirational family celebration finale. Underlying the play's story and music are Louisa May Alcott's timeless themes of coming of age and the importance of honesty, hard work, true love, home and family. The play contains elements making it suitable as a Christmas/holiday production with holiday-related lines that can be omitted if desired. Productions of this fresh, new musical will be unforgettable to audiences reliving this timeless story and to cast members as they assume the roles of familiar characters who have captured the hearts of readers for nearly 150 years. Area staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
|Polka - Part I|
|Polka - Part II|
|Amy's Continental Tour|