Book by Allan Knee Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Music by Jason Howland Based on Louisa May Alcott's Civil War era novel this musical focuses on four sisters all of whom are completely unique. The four are left to care for their beloved Marmee, in Massachusetts, while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain. Intermingled with scenes in which each of their lives unfolds in personalized short stories that a sister, Jo, pens in her attic studio. Like the book, the musical has become a classic.
CTE's Little Women Full of Uplifting Musical Moments
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Theatre Ensemble’s musical, Little Women, brings a new dimension to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel of four New England sisters and their mother enduring the dark days of the Civil War. Little Women, the musical, created by Allan Knee, book; Mindi Dickstein, lyrics, and Jason Howland, music, is a faithful retelling of the classic story.
This family friendly production, directed by CWU theatre arts professor Terri Brown, focuses on the four March sisters whose lives unfold in scenes interwoven with several recreations of the melodramatic short stories sister Jo writes in her attic studio.
Little Women will be performed at 7:30 p.m., May 11, 12, 18 and 29; and at 2 p.m. May 13 and 20, in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors/students, and $7 for CWU students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the CWU Welcome Center, Wildcat Shop Service Desk, or by phone at 509-963-1429. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, excepted in specially designated spaces (handicapped, loading) or lots assigned to residence halls.
For more information call the Theatre Arts Department at 509-963-1750.