Little Women, the Musical

Little Women, the Musical: Author Allan Knee, composer Jason Howland and lyricist Mindi Dickstein use the American musical format to capture the heart of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic. Passionate and aspiring young author Josephine "Jo" March is in New York City, writing fiction and fantasy stories. A fellow boardinghouse writer, Professor Bhaer, criticizes her content choice, pushing her to do better work. Jo, furious at him, but inspired, flashes back to her family home in Concord, Massachusetts. Her mother, Margaret "Marmee" is keeping the March family together alone because her husband has left to serve as a chaplain in the Civil War. Jo's sisters struggle to grow up together. Meg wants to be a proper lady while Beth volunteers her time and money to the poor and young Amy feels overshadowed by her older sisters. Jo is working for her Aunt March, trying to tame her behavior in order to be taken with Aunt March to Europe. Throughout the girls' adventures and struggles, they befriend their wealthy neighbors, Mr. Laurence and his son Theodore "Laurie." Three years later, back in the boardinghouse, Jo gets notice that Beth has fallen ill with scarlet fever. Rushing back to Concord, Jo and her sisters must learn how to say goodbye and move on. In memory of Beth, Jo finally sets down to write the truth, a memoir of her family.

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