Thursday, October 30, 2008

It was the first production of this season for the Anderson University Playhouse. “Little Women” done as a musical is a large production so for the first time the show was moved into the larger 1200 seat Henderson Auditorium on campus. Good thing, because the opening night crowd was huge, a sell out.

“Little Women” is a story about four sisters and their struggle as they grow into wives and mothers. They each have their own personality quirks and flaws to address. With Meg, it is vanity; Jo, has a hot temper; Beth, is painfully shy; and Amy, wants everything to be about her. She struggles with selfishness. It’s a story about life and family relationships. We all read the story as a child in school.

I am normally not a big fan of musicals but this adaptation was well done and I had a great time. I had a raging headache at the beginning but by the intermission it had vanished. It’s a longer than average play, but worth your time.

A.U. Theater. Check them out. They are superb.

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