Music by Jason Howland. Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Book by Allan Knee.
based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott , this Broadway musical adaptation follows the journey of the March family from the sister’s early years to womanhood. As each character in the story finds their own voice, they truly come together as a family. With soaring music, unforgettable performances, and beloved characters, this family musical is sure to move and delight.
"A mother caring for her daughters while her husband is at the Civil War; sisters caring for each other as they first experience love, heartbreak, and growing up; a young man learning to live with his crotchety grandfather, and the tutor who comes to find a home among them; a wealthy aunt who only wants the best for her family: Little Women takes us to the heights of love, the depths of despair, and the joy and laughter we can only find in the most beautiful relationships. It is a story about families, and how each individual voice in the family grows over time. How we care for each other in our families changes as we grow, and in this extraordinary piece, each character needs to be helped and each character holds up the others. This musical is about how our families grow over time, and how we grow with them." - TMJ
Thursday December 10, 2015 | 7:30pm
Friday December 11, 2015 | 7:30pm
Saturday December 12, 2015 | 2:00pm
Saturday December 12, 2015 | 7:30pm
Sunday December 13, 2015 | 7:30pm*
Tuesday December 15, 2015 | 7:30pm**
The Fredericton Playhouse - 686 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
*The Imperial Theatre - 24 Kings Square S, Saint John, NB
**The Capitol Theatre - 811 Main St, Moncton, NB
Cast & Creative
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Featuring: Emily Lukasik, Julain Molnar, Norm Foster, Rachel Delduca, Alessia Lupiano, Kate Etienne, Ryan Burda, Bryden Rutherford, Jonathan Tan, and Barbara Fulton.
Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones
Musical Director: Aaron Eyre
Set Design: Denise Lisson
Lighting Design: Magi Oman
Costume Design: Barbara Rowe
Stage Manager: Tammy Faulkner
Assistant Stage Manager:Robin Munro
Aaron is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with degrees in Composition and Theatre, and is the recipient of the NUMUS
Award for Composition for The Poison Tree. Selected credits as Music Director include Trey Parker's Cannibal! (STARVOX), Mary Poppins (LOT), Little Women (Theatre Sheridan), In Flanders Fields (Smile Theatre), Evil Dead: The Musical (STARVOX), Let the Sunshine In (Welcome Wood), Central Park Tango (Theatre Sheridan/CMTP) and The Last Five Years (Angelwalk). Also an accomplished choral conductor and vocal arranger, Aaron conducted the Note by Note Singers in a tribute concert for
Canadian choral composer Alfred Kunz. Aaron arranged music for The Nick Drake Project and composed new material for Trey Parker's Cannibal!
Thomas is an award winning director, playwright, movement coach, dramaturg, and teacher. For over 15 years he has created theatre nationally and internationally with companies and schools that include: The Stratford Festival, Theatre Direct, Theatre Passe Muraille, The Charlottetown Festival, Carousel Players, Cia Enviezada (Brazil), NTS, Sheridan, and The Randolph Academy. He holds a BA from Guelph, an MA from UofT, and has trained with SITI Company in NYC/Madrid/Paris and SCOT in Japan.
Emily is "delighted" to be making her TNB debut as one of her favourite literary characters. Like Jo, Emily "would like to change the world" and hopes to use her passion for theatre to do just that. Other credits include: Réza in Once (Mirvish Productions), Nora in A Doll's House (Theatre Sheridan), Mimi in Rent (Theatre Aquarius PAP), the Stephenville Theatre Festival and the Blyth Festival. Training: Sheridan College. Love and gratitude to my 'rocks', for reasons you know.
Ryan is thrilled to be making his Theatre New Brunswick debut as a part of the wonderful company of Little Women. Other credits include Oliver/Davey in Brantwood: 1920-2020, Kevin Rosario in In the Heights, Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Torvald in A Dolls's House (Theatre Sheridan); James in Moll (Canadian Music Theatre Project); John Lennon in Good Golly, Miss Molly (Feast Dinner Theatre). Endless thanks to Thomas, cast and crew, and everyone at TNB. Love to the whole TH team and the fam back in Muskoka.
Rachel is thrilled to be making her Theatre New Brunswick debut as Amy March in Little Women. Past theatre credits include: Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre); Tessa/Sheila in Brantwood, Carla in In The Heights, Amy March in Little Women, Mary Phagan in Parade (Theatre Sheridan); Katie in Moll, Marathon of Hope (Canadian Music Theatre Project). Training: Sheridan College - Music Theatre Performance. Endless warm hugs to all the loves in her life. Follow Rachel’s adventures at www.racheldelduca.com.
Kate is a graduate of Sheridan Institute’s musical theatre performance program. After graduating Kate did a stint on a Disney cruise ship as a princess with breakable shoes (which seems a very odd choice of footwear on the high seas). She has since been working and living in Toronto with a few joyous summers back home on The Rock. Favourite credits include Rose in Gypsy and Pennywise in Urinetown (Theatre Sheridan), Woman 1 in Variations of a Nervous Breakdown and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Stephenville Theatre Festival) and Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (The Rose Theatre) for which she received a broadwayworld.com nomination for best supporting actress.
Thank you to the creative team for bringing me back to the Maritimes this holiday season and for giving me this wonderful family to spend it with. And thank you to my own family for supporting me and loving me and helping hold on to the little sanity I have left. I love you.
Alessia is delighted to be part of Little Women! She recently fell in love with the East Coast after spending six months playing Diana Barry in Anne & Gilbert. Past credits include: National Tour of Godspell (Moonglow/Drayton/VPP), Cinderella in Cinderella (Grand Theatre), featured vocalist in UnCovered: Billy Joel and Elton John & Spread a Little Joy (Acting Up Stage), Jasmine in Aladdin & Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Capitol Theatre), Shelley in Bat Boy (BST). Proud graduate of the Sheridan Music Theatre - Performance Program and recipient of the Syd and Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Musical Theatre Artists. She would like to thank the Little Women team, Jess, her family, and Sash for the love and support.
Julain is very happy to be back at TNB to join the wonderful Thom Morgan Jones in his first season. Selected credits- The Next Whisky Bar, Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Cabaret, The Light in the Piazza, Trifles, The Shaw Festival; London Road (Dora award), Side by Side by Sondheim, Larry’s Party, Leslie Arden and Friends, The House of Martin Guerre (Dora award), Canadian Stage; 13 seasons at Charlottetown Festival; Camelot, The Taming of the Shrew, Coriolanus, The Mikado, Stratford Festival; The Princess and the Handmaiden, Young People’s Theatre; Oliver! (Merritt nomination), The Sound of Music (Merritt award), Neptune Theatre; Oh, Coward, Theatre New Brunswick; The Crimson Veil, Factory Theatre; The House of Martin Guerre, Goodman Theatre (Chicago); Ragtime (workshops), The Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Livent; Brigadoon (Dora nomination), Limelight Theatre. TRAINING: Honours certificate -- Vocal Performance, Trinity College (UK).
Norm's first professionally produced play was a TNB production of Sinners. His second professional play The Melville Boys was also a TNB production and thrust him into the spotlight of the Canadian Theatre. He is the most produced Canadian playwright in the world with an average of 150 productions of his plays yearly, from Truro to Los Angeles to Warsaw to Melbourne to Moscow.
Barbara has been an actor with the Stratford Festival for 21 seasons, performing in over 45 plays and musicals. Some highlights are, Frau Schmidt in the ‘Sound of Music’, Jack’s Mother in ‘Into the Woods’, Mrs. Keller in ‘The Miracle Worker’ and Fatima in ‘Pentecost’.
She has recorded two CDs of jazz standards, ‘Somebody New’ and ‘Too Close For Comfort’.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Barbara is grateful and thrilled to finally be working on the east coast again.
Jonathan is delighted to be joining the TNB family, playing John Brooke in Little Women. Select credits: 5 seasons at the Shaw Festival, including Peter and the Starcatcher, Cabaret, Present Laughter, My Fair Lady; Leslie Arden’s The Gift of the Magi (Smile Theatre) and The Princess and the Handmaiden (YPT); John Adams’ I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris); Assassins (Talk Is Free Theatre, Birdland Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre); A New Brain (Acting Up Stage); and as the voice of Lee Ping in Nelvana/Teletoon’s animated series Detentionaire. This is Jonathan’s first time in NB, and he is thrilled to be visiting!
Bryden is thrilled to be making his Theatre New Brunswick debut, as Laurie in Little Women. He has recently been seen on the Theatre Sheridan stage in Parade (Frankie), Little Women (Lauire), A Man of No Importance (Peter). He was also a part of the immersive theatre experience Brantwood creating the role of Eugene; and the Lower Ossington Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins as Bert. Bryden cannot wait to share this beloved story alongside this amazing cast, crew and production team. Thank you coming and enjoy the show!
Robin grew up in Halifax, graduated from Mount Allison University and now lives in Toronto . Select credits include (as stage manager): The Tempest, The Turn of the Screw (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre), True (Criminal Theatre), The Charge of the Expormidable Moose (One Little Goat Theatre); (as apprentice): Much Ado About Nothing, Waiting Room, An Enemy of the People, The Valley (Tarragon Theatre), Sultans of the Street (YPT), New Jerusalem (Harold Green Jewish Theatre), Crazy For You (Theatre By The Bay), Stockholm (Seventh Stage Theatre). Thanks to TNB for this great excuse to be back east!
For TNB: A Christmas Carol, Red, Miracle on 34th Street, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, It’s A Wonderful Life (2012), Oleanna, The Musical of Musicals (SM), Hilda’s Yard, The Bricklin, Hockey Dreams, Treasure Island/The Marketeer, It’s a Wonderful Life (2009), Doubt/LaTour, Tuesdays With Morrie, Vinci, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Love List (ASM) A Christmas Carol (ASM & Production Manager) Forever Plaid (Production Manager).
Select theatre credits: Forever Plaid (Stage Manager, Harbourfront Theatre); Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny, Swimmy, Frederick & Inch By Inch (Stage Manager, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia); Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Fourposter (Stage Manager, Montgomery Theatre); Private Lives (ASM, Montgomery Theatre); Leonard Cohen World Tour 2008 (Wardrobe Assistant); Share, MacGregors Hard Ice Cream and Gas (Stage Manager, Ship’s Company Theatre).