Ashland University Department of Theatre opens the 2018-2019 season of “Treasured Classics Renewed” with Louisa May Alcott’s American classic Little Women, which has been transformed into a musical through the creative team of Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein and Allan Knee.
Six generations have read the adventures of the March sisters (Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy) growing up during the Civil War. This generation will sing it as the musical’s powerful score soars with the sounds of a young America finding its voice. The musical version of Alcott’s timeless, captivating story of personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love won a Richard Rodgers Musical Theatre Award. Directed by Robert Sean Parker, assistant professor of Theatre, with music direction by Deborah Logan, the Ashland show is scheduled for Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, with a special school matinee performance on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m.