‘Little Women’ Finally Comes to Visalia Stage

Rehearsing a scene where the ‘Little Women’ are missing their dad who is off at war are (left to right): Kaley McConnaughey (Beth), Casandra Casteneda (Meg), Lindsey Weeks (Marmee, their mother), Lauren Adaska (Jo) and Mikayla Hays (Amy).
Rehearsing a scene where the ‘Little Women’ are missing their dad who is off at war are (left to right): Kaley McConnaughey (Beth), Casandra Casteneda (Meg), Lindsey Weeks (Marmee, their mother), Lauren Adaska (Jo) and Mikayla Hays (Amy).

The Redwood High School Drama Department will present its theatrical production of the Tony-award winning musical “Little Women” at the L.J. Williams Theater in Visalia at 7pm on February 20, 21 and 22. This will be Redwood’s 56th annual all-school show, and will also be the first production ever by any theater troupe or school of “Little Women” in the area.

The RHS tradition of doing musicals dates back to the inauguration of Visalia High School. It is one of the few programs at the high school level that includes all aspects of the school. Woodshop, drafting, graphic arts, stagecraft, drama, band, dance, choir, English, business, and other departments come together to help put on the show. The school allows all students to audition and participate in the show.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel – and her own family experiences – the story, turned musical, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written.

“Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice. “Little Women” earned the Tony award in 2005 for Best Musical.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the RHS Finance Center and The Ruby Slipper PAA. For more information, email [email protected]

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