“Little Women” Premieres Tonight

Here’s a look at what you can expect from this year’s musical.


Hanna Rahilly

The cast and crew of this year’s musical, Little Women, gather on stage at the end of their last dress rehearsal.

Eva Fulmer, Staff Reporter

Little Women is a musical full of meaningful lessons, drama and romance, and it premieres here tonight! 

The show follows the March sisters and their everyday lives as young women.

Each of the four sisters face their own unique challenges, ranging from getting better at playing the piano, to processing the reality of their father being off at war. You are guaranteed to leave the theater with tears in your eyes. 

The musical adaptation has elevated certain elements of the story that the 1868 novel didn’t focus on. For example, the characters from Jo March’s stories have been brought to life. 

“Since this show is based on reality, it’s hard to make things comical in the show,” senior Korrine Brier (Jo) said. “However, with the storybook characters, it’s so fun to make them as dramatic as possible.”

English teacher and director Hanna Rahilly, has had a great time working with the cast and crew who have been preparing for the show since February. “I’m so impressed by their diligence and how much they’re willing to put into the show and all of their various creative talents,” she said. 

“I am so excited to show the world our wonderful performance,” Brier said. 

While the plot points of the story are largely derived from the time period, the themes and messages remain relevant today. The show tackles themes of loss, the absence of loved ones and the importance of family. 

“I think they’ll be moved by the show,” Rahilly said. “They’ll laugh and they’ll cry.”

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

You can watch tonight, Thursday, and Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 7PM, and Sunday at 5 PM. Tickets may be purchased online here or upfront.