Little Women

Musical

Writers: Allan Knee Jason Howland Mindi Dickstein Louisa May Alcott

Overview

Show Information

Book
Conceived By
Based On Book By
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2005
Genres
Drama, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
concord, and new york city, 1860s, massachusetts
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Optional
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, High School, Mostly Female Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Religious Groups, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. 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. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”

Lead Characters