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Based on the classic American novel by Louisa May Alcott
January 13 through January 29, 2012 at
Hartford Children’s Theatre’s Carriage House Theatre

Hartford, CT (January 3, 2012) – Hartford Children’s Theatre presents Little Women as part of the 2011-2012 Family Main Stage Series. Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel comes to life with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and a book by Allan Knee. Directed by HCT Artistic Director Ryan Ratelle with musical direction by Louise Fauteux, Little Women opens on Friday, January 13, 2012 at HCT’s Carriage House Theatre (360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford) where it will continue through Sunday, January 29, 2012.

This musical version of Alcott's timeless coming-of-age story follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score celebrates personal discovery, heartache and hope as a young America finds its voice during a time of challenge and transformation.

HCT’s Little Women features an adult cast including Meagan MacLeod as “Jo,” Emely Larson as “Marmee,” Siobhan Fitzgerald as “Meg,” Casie Pepe-Winshell as “Amy,” Emily Bordonaro as “Beth,” Shannon Sobolow as “Aunt March,” Jim Nassef as “Laurie,” Nick D’Angelo as “Mr. Brooke,” Erik Leeming as “Mr. Laurence” and Josiah Rowe as “Professor Bhaer.”

Performances of Little Women will take place at the Hartford Children’s Theatre’s Carriage House Theatre (360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford), easily accessible from I-84 and I-91. The performance schedule is as follows: Friday, January 13 at 7 pm; Saturday, January 14 at 7 pm; Sunday, January 15 at 2 pm; Friday, January 20 at 7 pm; Saturday, January 21 at 7 pm; Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm; Friday, January 27 at 7 pm; Saturday, January 28 at 7 pm and Sunday, January 29 at 2 pm

Tickets for HCT’s Little Women are $22 for Adults, $17 for Children (17 and under) & Senior Citizens and are available online at For more information, please call the HCT Box Office on 860.249.7970.

Little Women features Scenic Designs by Nick D’Angelo, Magge Gagliardi and Ryan Ratelle, Costume Designs by Brandon McWilliams, Lighting Design by Robyn Joyce and Hair Design by Linda Stanhope.

For over 20 years, Hartford Children’s Theatre has made the children of Greater Hartford our greatest priority. HCT is Connecticut’s leading provider of theatrical training and quality entertainment for children and families, offering diverse programming for over 7,000 children and families from the Hartford area and beyond. We achieve our educational and artistic goals through a variety of well-established programs for children ages 2 through 18 including:
award-winning Family Main Stage productions, year-round drama school programming and a dramatic arts community outreach program.

Hartford Children’s Theatre’s commitment to excellence has been honored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education with a prestigious Winifred Ward Award, the New England Theatre Conference’s Moss Hart Award and two 2010-2011 National Youth Theatre Awards and an additional three nominations. Executive Director Michael R. Kintner, Artistic Director Ryan Ratelle and Education Director Lisa Foss helm the organization now entering its 21st year.

Little Women is sponsored in part by funding received from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Hartford, Travelers, Aetna, The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

For more information, please call 860.249.7970 or visit us online at:


Mother Daughter Night at Little Women
Friday, January 13 • 7 pm
Even during difficult times the bond between Marmee and the four March sisters is strong - their courage and love help them overcome all adversity. Hartford Children’s Theatre invites mothers and daughters to celebrate their bond at the opening night performance of Little Women. Purchase an adult ticket at full price online and use the code LWMD to receive $4 off the ticket price for your “little woman.”

Old Fashioned Family Fun Day with the March Family Sunday, January 15 at 1 pm • $8 Tickets Available Online Join Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy for afternoon tea before attending a performance of HCT’s Little Women. Guests will be treated to tea and treats with the March sisters while enjoying old fashioned tunes on the piano, posing for silhouettes and participating in fun activities at HCT’s historic 360 Farmington Avenue home.

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