Feb. 18, 2019—The School of Fine Arts at Missouri Western State University presents “Little Women: The Broadway Musical” Feb. 22 through March 2 in the Potter Hall Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 23 and 28 and March 1 and 2, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students, $12 for Missouri Western faculty and staff and free to Missouri Western students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 816-271-4452 or visiting mwsutix.com.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “Little Women” follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
“Little Women” features a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. “Little Women” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.