Little Women – sample script

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The Cast: 30 or more
The Set: Flexible; may be 1 or 2 units
Approximate Length: 2 acts, 150 min.

One of our most popular stories:

Based on the classic 1869 novel by Louisa May Alcott, this original musical poignantly portrays the four “Little Women” of the March family as their lives unfold during the Christmas season and the difficult days of the Civil War. Audiences will experience a full range of emotions accompanied by musical numbers such as, “The Aunt March March,” “We’re Sharing Our Christmas,” and “Marmee’s Lullaby.” Traditional Christmas carols are also woven into the score.

The timely issues of life, death, love, marriage and the longing for meaning in our existence are explored in this faithful adaptation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved stories.

Like Jo, Alcott and her three sisters grew up poor in Massachusetts where they were raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May. Writing and acting out her imaginative stories was an early passion. “I loved playing the villains!” she remarked. A confirmed tomboy, Louisa May Alcott wrote that “no girl could be my friend if she refused to climb trees and leap fences.”

Doggedly determined, she pursued several careers as a teacher, seamstress, governess, household servant and Civil War nurse stationed in Washington, D.C. All of these experiences figure into the story of “Little Women,” which became an international smash upon publication – to this day the most widely published children’s novel ever.

Alcott observed, “my book came out and people began to think that topsy-turvy Louisa would amount to something after all.” Her enduring legacy is Jo March – the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality while grounded in a steady faith of divine Providence.

Sample Songs:

Track 01 – Little Women

Track 03 – Little Women

Track 10 – Little Women

Track 18 – Little Women

Track 23 – Little Women


LITTLE WOMEN CAST OF CHARACTERS

(In Order of Appearance)

Jo March – Tomboyish, yet attractive and honest writer

Meg March – Pretty and matronly eldest sister

Amy March – Self-important, slender, blonde artist

Beth March – Shy, peace-making musician

Hannah Mullet – Beloved family servant (Possibly Irish)

Marmee – Sweet tempered yet firm March matriarch

Aunt March – Peppery, wealthy eccentric elder

Laurie – Slender, dark, charmingly boyish youth

John Brooke – Quiet, kindly and handsome tutor to Laurie

Mr. Laurence – Stately gentleman of the “old school”

Father – Gentle, graying, scholarly chaplain

Professor Bhaer – Rumpled, benevolent German with accent and beard

Messenger, Mrs. Hummel, Hummel Children, Jennings (Servant), Mrs. Gardiner, Sally Gardiner, Doctor Anderson, Townfolk

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