The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—are among the most endearing and beloved characters in Western literature. So compelling are the characters of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, published as two books in 1868 and 1869, that there have been seven films produced since 1917. An eighth is due out this December starring Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan. The story of the virtuous sisters from a poor family transitioning from children to women in Civil War-era Massachusetts has also been adapted for television, stage plays, anime, an opera and in 2005, a musical. Little Women The Broadway Musical comes to the Western Stage, filled with songs that tell the story of Jo’s quest to become a published author, the sisters' struggles to find their own voices, their loves, losses and hope for the future. A New York Times critic called the musical a shorthand of the story, akin to “speed reading” Alcott’s novel. For those who haven’t read Little Women before, it’s an introduction to these popular characters and hopefully a gentle prod to pick up the book and see why its been such a commercial success for nearly 150 years. [PM]

Past dates

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  • Starting Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday until Sunday, July 07, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Starting Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, repeated every week on Saturday until Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Friday, June 28th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Friday, July 12th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


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