The Southwestern College theater department will present “Little Women, The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-29, and at 2 p.m. March 1 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the SC campus.

“Little Women, The Musical” is based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, script by Allan Knee, music written by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “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 do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

“This season, Southwestern’s theatre department has focused on remarkable stories of women,” director Joshua Robinson said. “What better example than the timeless classic ‘Little Women.’ Particularly with the recent release of the Academy Award-winning film, the lives of the March sisters and their mother has re-entered public consciousness. We are privileged to be a part of that revival.”

Amanda Li is the musical director, and orchestra direction is by Amber Peterson.

The cast includes Sam Beck, Hannah Breshears, Raynee Case, Maya Damron, Brynn Hampton, Aidan Wells Filbert, Avery Hogan, Jacob Montgomery, Emily Robinson and Jennifer Warren.

Admission is free for Southwestern students and employees. For tickets or more information, call the SC performing arts office at (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272 or email boxoffice@sckans.edu.

“Little Women” is produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.

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