April 3, 2018 > ?Little Women?: beloved story with song and dance
?Little Women?: beloved story with song and dance
Submitted By Georgia Barnes
The novel ÒLittle WomenÓ by Louisa May Alcott comes alive as a captivating all-new Broadway musical adaptation, opening Friday, April 6 at Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley. This high-energy production is co-directed by ChanticleersÕ Artistic Director John Baiocchi and choreographer Todd Aragon, with musical direction and conducting by Luis ZunigaÑthe same creative team behind last seasonÕs hit, ÒThe Addams Family: A New Musical.Ó
ÒLittle WomenÓ follows four sisters Ð independent, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth Ð all under the watchful eye of their beloved mother, Marmee, while their father is away serving in the Civil War. Each sister follows a different path but not necessarily what is expected. This coming-of-age tale is filled with drama, romance, humor, and music.
ChanticleersÕ ÒLittle Women, The Musical,Ó with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, soars with vibrant and sweeping song and dance, and features Chloe Angst (Jo), Georgia Lee (Marmee), Heather Warren (Meg), Riley Hyde (Amy), Jordana Meltzer (Beth), Judy Beall (Aunt March), Roger Caetano (Professor Bhaer), Darrien Cabreana (Laurie), Carl R. Smith Jr. (Mr. Brooke), and Matt Beall (Mr. Laurence). The principle characters are backed by live musicians and an ensemble of singers and dancers, including Francesca Cipponeri, Maitland Johnson, and Jennifer Willis. This timeless tale about the power of family, friendship, and romance will delight the entire family.
ÒLittle WomenÓ opens with ChanticleersÕ traditional complimentary hors dÕoeuvres, desserts, and beverage gala on April 6 and runs through Sunday, May 6. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday evening shows is 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. (no show on April 8).
General admission is $25, and $20 for seniors (60+)/students/military. On Bargain Night, Saturday, April 7, all tickets are $18. The Chanticleers Theatre FlexPass (four tickets to use anytime during the season) is $85 general and $68 for seniors/students/military. Call (510) 733-5483) or go to www.chanticleers.org for reservations/tickets.
Little Women, The Musical
Friday, Apr 6 Ð Sunday, May 6
8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
3683 Quail Ave, Castro Valley
Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors/students