Little Women
 
New London Barn Playhouse, 2018
Book by Allan Knee
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
THE TEAM
Directed by Chard Larabee ++
Musical Direction by Robbie Cowan
Choreography by Natalie Wisdom
Scenic Design by Erik Diaz +
Costume Design by Emily Kimball
Lighting Design by Cecilia Durbin +
Sound Design by Benvolio Montmagny
Production Stage Manager: Brian R. Sekinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Brian Lynn
Stage Management Intern: Kyla Mermejo-Varga
THE CAST
MARMEE MARCH: Neva Rae Powers *
JO MARCH: Talia Suskauer
BETH MARCH: Sam Pearson
MEG MARCH: Monica Owen
AMY MARCH: Frenchie Mancuso
AUNT MARCH/MRS. KIRK: Amy Agostino
MR. LAURENCE: Craig MacDonald *
LAURIE LAURENCE: Andrew Nelin
PROFESSOR BHAER: Elliott Cunningham
MR. JOHN BROOKE: Graham Hancock
CLARISSA: Caroline Didelot
RODRIGO: Gabriel Florentino
WILD RAPIDS: Justine M. Goggin
BRAXTON: Dean Marchant
THE MOORS: Jake Pedersen
TREE: Alex Robertson
TREE: Sara Sargent
TROLL: Daniel Teixeira
HAG: Carly Valancy
* Member Actors' Equity Association    
+ Member USA     
++ Member SDC
BRIAN'S TAKE
 
This astonishing production used every square inch of available space on stage. All masking was removed and the audience was able to see the upstage wall and side physical walls of the theater. The entire company was on stage the whole show, with the exception of some secret exits for costume changes. This also meant all the props for the show (and there were a lot!) had to be preset on stage in precise locations since there wasn't a crew member supervising handoffs in the wings. Side Note: We did have two costumed ASMs who snuck on stage to help with some flying elements. The upstage wall had countless cubbies and nooks in it where the memories of Jo's past lived in the attic. These artifacts would light up at key moments and others were taken down and used during the storytelling sequences. To track placement and size of objects, we labeled every cubby with a unique code and used that in conversations with the design team. For example, we noted the picnic basket needed to fit inside A8. We also taped out all the cubbies in the rehearsal studio so the actors could get used to where objects would be.
Little Women Wall Map
Little Women Rehersal Wall