Little Women, the MusicalLittle Women

August 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 2013
Closes on a Saturday evening.
Book by Allan Knee
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Music by Jason Howland
Directed by : Will Barnhart

This Broadway hit musical, based upon Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 19th century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into little women, and find themselves going through romance and courtship, illness and loss, and loving and letting go. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing, and heart. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope. This is a Little Women like none you have ever seen or heard before! Six generations have read the story. This one will sing it!

About the Director

Will Barnhart - Will Barnhart
Will is currently studying vocal music education and theatrical design(focusing in costuming). His directing experiences include: Once On This Island, The Musical Adventure of Pinocchio, The Granny Awards, Tom Sawyer, Shel Silversteins’s Where The Sidewalk Ends, and various other productions. Will has been acting since he was in 5th grade, some of his favorite roles include: Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods , Julio in Paint Your Wagon, Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, King of Eldorado/Grand Inquisitor in Candide, and Brad in The Rocky Horror Show. Will has been the vocal and musical director for such shows as: The Wizard of Oz, Little Shop of Horrors, My Emperor’s New Clothes, The Musical Adventures of Pinocchio, Once On This Island, and the Western Illinois University Madrigal Dinner. He has designed costumes, hair, and make-up for various productions throughout the state of Illinois, some of his favorites include: The Wizard of Oz; Bye, Bye, Birdie; Into the Woods; Hello, Dolly; Peter Pan; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera; Green Eggs and Ham; Candide; and Parade. He has served as an accompanist for various schools, churches, and theaters throughout the state of Illinois. Will has also written children’s plays and musicals as well as written and arranged music for various ensembles that has been performed across the US. He has also served as a graphic artist for the Western Illinois University Music and Theatre Department designing their promotional performance materials for the past two years. Some of his various achievements and honors include: Choral and Musical Director for the 2008 and 2012 Western Illinois University Madrigal Dinner; he is a member of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional music fraternity; music director for the Beta Omicron Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, 2008, 2009, and 2012; Recipient of the National School Choral Award, John Phillip Sousa Band Award, and Arion Award; and he has been a guest speaker and instructor for vocal workshops throughout the state of Illinois.


Little Women
Cast List

Little Women

Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk
Mrs. Marmee March/Hag
Meg March/Clarissa
Jo March
Beth March/Rodriga
Amy March/Troll
Mr. Laurence/Knight
Professor Bhaer
Mr. John Brooke/Braxton
Laurie Laurence/Rodrigo

Gaye Kick
Kitty Karn
Madison Kauffman
Emily Rhein
Hollyn Beans
Meggie Edwards
Ron Kick
Austin Dambacher
Matthew Woodson
Rhett Warner