The Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) is excited to bring the timeless tale of Little Women to the stage. The Musical Theatre and Drama Conservatory will perform Little Women the Musical at the Coronado Center for Performing Arts at 650 D Avenue in five shows, Friday, October 27-Sunday, October 29, and Friday, November 3-Saturdaym November 4. Tickets are on sale at this link.
Although the original novel by Louisa May Alcott was written in 1868, the themes of domesticity, work, and love still ring true today, according to Barbara Wolf, CoSA Musical Theatre Director.
“I really think the musical is about following your dreams, and that is always relevant,” said Wolf. “The main character, Jo, stays with her passion of writing even in the face of negativity. She learns to write in the end what she knows, not what is popular.”
Based on Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of four sisters, Jo (Evi Anderson), Meg (Alexa Cortina), Beth (Emile Armenta) and Amy (Scotlynn Potter) set in Civil War America. This captivating story is brought to life with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The musical, licensed by Music Theatre International, has been produced nationally and internationally. Wolf said that the students are embracing the storyline and musical performances.
“While the story is so empowering, the music is extraordinary,” said Wolf. “Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein wrote this gorgeous score which our cast performs beautifully.”
Wolf said that the students are enjoying the challenge of being part of a “period” musical and capturing the physicality of the time period. The cast also includes Jess Nelson as Marmee March, Kenne McCann as Mrs. Laurence, Bruno Dominguez as Laurie Laurence, Addison Nesbitt as Aunt March, James Bates as Mr. John Brooke, Lili DeSisto as Mrs. Kirk, Katie Moreno as Clarissa, Haissam Kouli as Rodrigo, Ysabella Barraza as Hag, Ella Chiaos as Troll, and Maya Hurst as Rodrigo 2.