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Little Women musical is a hit at SE

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SE theatre students pose as they prepare for the opening night of their latest musical, Little Women.

SE theatre students pose as they prepare for the opening night of their latest musical, Little Women.

Tyler Campbell

Tyler Campbell

SE theatre students pose as they prepare for the opening night of their latest musical, Little Women.

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Theatre at Southeastern and the Department of Music are excited to welcome the heartwarming musical Little Women to the historic Montgomery Auditorium. “This brilliant, bright and uplifting musical based on a wonderful, cherished novel is something you’re not going to want to miss!” -Dell McLain, Director of Theatre.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, this musical is a delightful rendition of the classic story of the four March sisters — brassy, tomboy-like, aspiring writer Jo; romantic Meg; pretentious Amy; and kind-hearted Beth — and their beloved Marmee. The story follows their lives at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. “Singing and dancing its way into your heart, Little Women is sure to be a delightful experience for audiences of every age” says Dr. Aaron Adair, the production’s stage director.

Southeastern’s Music Department Chair Dr. Jeremy Blackwood is providing music direction for the show. He, along with Dr. Adair and professor Riley Coker, the shows choreographer, nightly work with students to prepare the production for opening. No musical is complete without lavish costumes and beautiful sets. Southeastern’s professor Kathleen Hardgrove and her student crew work daily to produce some ninety garments to clothe the characters, while professor Will James Stacey and his team of visual art students create the ten to fifteen locations required for the musical.

Among the talented actors in the cast is freshman Tyler Campbell, making his musical theatre debut here at Southeastern. A Durant native, Tyler has spent his first year at Southeastern immersed in course work and was most recently seen in last falls Peter and the Starcatcher. “Working in the Theatre Department has been fantastic. I’ve been able to learn so much about myself as a person and as an actor. Little Women has been this and more. I’ve never been in a musical before, so this has been an incredible experience.”

Little Women will be performed on Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 3, in Southeastern’s Montgomery Auditorium at 7:30pm. General Admission is $20. To purchase tickets, please call 580.745.2696, or visit the Visual and Performing Arts Center Box Office.

For more information about Theatre at Southeastern, please visit homepages.se.edu/theatre

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