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The Christendom Players will return to the stage this month with performances of the musical Little Women. Based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, the show will feature full musical numbers, elaborate choreography, and more, with performances occurring over the weekend of April 19-21 in the college’s Old Chapel Hall.

Starring students Maria Simon, Amanda Evans, Catherine McLaughlin, Lauren Bosack, Sam Francomb, and Meg Meehan, Little Women focuses on the four March sisters and their beloved Marmee while their father is away serving during the Civil War. The musical adaptation faithfully follows the plot of the novel, with numerous songs bringing Louisa May Alcott’s words to life.

The theatrical production will once again be directed by alumna Elizabeth Foeckler, who also directed Annie Get Your Gun, The Winter’s Tale, The Music Man, Murder on the Nile, My Fair Lady, Right Ho, Jeeves!, An Evening of Shakespeare, Anything Goes, and 12 Angry Men. Meehan, who is also president of the Christendom Players, also did some co-directing for the show.

The cast, made up entirely of students, was chosen through a competitive round of auditions and callbacks. The students are currently hard at work in the final weeks before the musical opens, eager to bring Little Women to life for audiences.

The musical will be open to the public, with tickets available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. each night, with shows beginning at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults.

The Christendom Players, a student-run club, perform a play each fall and a musical each spring.  Although Christendom College does not offer a performing arts major, many students include acting as part of their extracurricular pursuits during college. The resulting showcase of talent – both musical and theatrical – draws in students across all disciplines, resulting in rich theatrical productions each academic year.

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