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OLT Presents Broadway Musical “Little Women”

Submitted by OLT

Rehearsals have been underway for Ouachita Little Theatre’s musical version of Little Women.  Under the direction of Alexa Night and musical direction of Judy Kropp, this is sure to be one of the top shows of the new OLT season.  The talented and experienced cast is ready to enchant local audiences August 6,7, 8 (Friday-Sunday) and 12,13,14 (Thursday-Saturday.)  All performances are at 7:30 PM except for the Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM.

Most people are familiar with the popular coming of age novel written in 1868 by Louisa Mae Alcott about the four March sisters living in “genteel poverty” in Concord, Massachusetts.  In the beginning of the story, they are quite young, and the story takes them through love, loss, marriage, and career.  It remains one of the most beloved books of all time.

This musical adaptation, unveiled on Broadway in 2005, was well received by audiences and critics.  It focuses on Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and their beloved Marmee struggling at home while their father is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the civil war.  The show is inter-cut with vignettes in which their lives are revealed, and the scenes depict recreations of the short stories that Jo has written in her attic studio.  Interspersed with music and action, we get to meet the young suiters and the older characters who influence their lives.  

Director Night states, “The addition of singing to this familiar story makes it even more relatable in new and exciting ways. But the real draw to this particular production is the mind-blowingly talented cast. They bring these beloved characters to life in a way that I guarantee you have not seen before.” 

Tickets are on sale now at 610 Mena Street, Suite B on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 – 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  You may get reserved seating or season tickets at that time.  Tickets are also available at the door.  Individual tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  

If you are not vaccinated for COVID19, OLT advises you wear a mask as socially distanced seating will not be available for this show. 

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