Little Women returns to MDT stage


HILLSBORO — Up next in Myers Dinner Theatre’s 24th Anniversary season will be the semi-autobiographical classic, Little Women the broadway musical, opening at 6:30 p.m. Friday and running through 5 p.m. Sept. 6. Featuring a lush score and all of the beloved characters from the novel, MDT audiences will be transported to the 1860’s, where they will meet the four March sisters — brassy, tomboy and aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, kind hearted Beth and, of course, their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts, while there father is away serving as a chaplain in the Civil War.

Little Women the broadway musical opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre, where it ran for more than 130 performances on its way to a Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for its star, Sutton Foster. Featuring a marvelous book by Allan Knee, and a beautiful score full of memorable tunes by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein, Little Women is the perfect slice of nostalgia for MDT audiences.

Little Women the broadway musical will be directed and choreographed by Sarah Philabaum of Maryland, who directed Mamma Mia! in 2019, and recently choreographed Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Music direction will be provided by John D. Phillips of Indianapolis, who has been performing and music directing with the company since 2011, most recently as Harry Bright in Mamma Mia!, and musical director of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The production features a wealth of both fresh and familiar faces, including returning alumni Jacob Clanton of Arkansas, Martin Flowers of Nappanee, Don Hart of Columbia City, Hannah Rose Rivette of New York, Mary Taylor of Darlington, Holly Hathaway Thompson of Indianapolis, MDT Artistic Director Jeremy Littlejohn as Professor Bhaer and Lauren Morgan of New York as Jo March. Joining them will be Lyndsay Crescenti of Connecticut as Beth, and Melina Smart of Florida as Meg, both of whom are making their MDT debut.

Weekday and Saturday matinees seat for dinner at noon and curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances seat for dinner at 6 p.m. with curtain at 8 p.m. and Sunday twilight with seating for dinner at 5 p.m. and curtain at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 765-798-4902, ext. 2, or by visiting the MDT website at Performance dates vary, so consult the online calendar for show dates and times. Theatre prices are $44 for dinner and theatre, $32 for students (ages 4-18) and show-only for $30. Prices do not include taxes and handling fee. The remainder of the 2020 season includes The Ark, Arsenic and Old Lace, and at the holidays, Hollywood, Hearth & Home. Group pricing and bus parking are also available.

Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water St., in Hillsboro, and offers handicap accessibility.


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