MCT Presents LITTLE WOMEN (The Broadway Musical)

by Patricia Bradford

MCT is pleased to announce its upcoming spring production of the musical adaptation,
LITTLE WOMEN. The beloved novel, based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, tells the story
of the four March sisters and their adventures living in Concord, Massachusetts
with their Marmee while their father is a chaplain during the Civil War.

The story is brought to vivid musical life in MCT’s production of LITTLE WOMEN with
Megan Smith playing the role of Jo March, a spirited and tomboyish female lead with
a passion for writing. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the
publishers are not interested. Her friend Professor Bhaer, played by Paul Recupero,
tells her that she has to write more from her heart. Jo takes his advice and weaves
the story of the life she and her sisters Meg, Beth and Amy experienced growing

Meg, the oldest of the March sisters and a romantic is played by Nicolette Adams.
Beth, who is sweet and loving and Amy, the irascible and playful sister are played
by Meghan Orner and Kit Niesen, respectively. The story follows each of the sisters
as they navigate life during troubling times and grow from young girls to women.
Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of
hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the
growing pains of a young America. The Marches’ charming, fun, and intelligent next-door
neighbor, Laurie played by Shohom Basuthakur, becomes part of the March family as
they vow to always remain friends forever. The cast is rounded out by Rosemary Gehrlein
as Aunt March, Brett Kahn as John Brooke, Kenneth Olin as Mr. Laurence, and Kayla
Smull as Clarissa. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted
message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come

Producers of the show are Kristen Bailey and Alisa Kahn. The show is directed by
Lindsay Zimmerman, assisted by Janice Orner. The musical team of Gina Diorio (Music
Director) and Michael Smith (Orchestra Director) bring this gorgeous music to life.
The dancers are led by choreographer Sally Rothschild. Lights by Mike Addice and
Kristen Bailey and sound by Emily Cross take care of all the technical challenges
of an open concept set. The set design and decoration by Emily Hromada and set construction
by John Corkum artfully suggest a 18th century home while maintaining a modern appeal.
Allison Baron, Sue Carney, Elisabeth Majewski designed and created the costumes
for the show. Loretta Rurode, Lauren Franz, and Nancy Randall handled props and
photography was provided by Don Otto.

Performance dates are: March 29 & 30, April 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm and March 31 and April
7 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20 with a discounted price of $17 for seniors 62+ and
children under 18. Tickets can be bought at the door or online at
All parking for the theater is in the Giant Supermarket parking lot across the street
from the Shannondell entrance on Egypt Road in Audubon. A free shuttle bus is provided
to bring you directly to the theater. The theater is handicap accessible. Call MCT
at 610-489-6449 for further information.
Photos Courtesy of Don Otto

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Theater/Organization Address: PO Box 26144 Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610) 489-6449

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