Theatre presents “Little Women”

Students and faculty at the Performing Arts Center at Seton Hill University (SHU) are as busy as ever preparing for the 2013 spring shows.

This season begins with the musical “Little Women” based off the book of the same title written by Louisa May Alcott.

The story focuses on March sisters Meg, Amy and Beth, led by the outspoken sister Jo, each with their own distinct personalities. The story is set in Concord, Massachusetts while the male head of the household is off fighting in the Civil War.

Kaylin Martin, senior theater performance major and assistant director gave some insight into the plot of “Little Women”.

“Although “Little Women” is a newer musical, the story itself is a classic,” said Martin. “It’s a coming of age story about sisterhood and family during the time of the Civil War. It’s a show that’s perfect for everyone.”

Eric Wielock, a freshman music education major, gave his opinions on the show’s ongoing production. “The rehearsal process for “Little Women” is going quite well,” said Wielock. “We’re running through the show and finding minor things to fine tune and polish.” Wielock has been cast as Laurie, a friend to the March sisters and male love interest.

“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to play the role of Laurie. He is a loveable, bubbly boy from next door who always seems to be bursting with liveliness and enthusiasm,” said Wielock. “We are able to see Laurie develop a brother-like relationship with each of the four March sisters, along with seeing him fall in love and mature.”

Everyone involved in the production has been hard at work preparing for the free preview show set to open on Thursday Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. The first official show is set to premiere Friday Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the cost of $5 to SHU students.

 

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