Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Little Women-The Broadway Musical, Chicago Premier, Shawn Quinlan as John Brooke

Little Women - The Broadway Musical, the remarkable new musical based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, is coming to the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center for a limited three week engagement. This marks the Premiere Chicago production of the Tony-nominated show.
Based on Alcott's own family experiences, Little Women - The Broadway Musical, 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 is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, for the first time ever, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. Little Women - The Broadway Musical embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit.

The Cast includes Amy Steele as Jo March, Kristin Johnson as Meg, Elizabeth Wehrli as Beth and Julie Bayer as the youngest March sister Amy. Stephanie Ann Seale plays the matriarch of the March family, Marmee. The rest of cast includes Jennings Wynn as Laurie, Shawn Quinlan as John Brooke, Cody Jorgensen as Prof. Bhaer, Michael Nedza as Mr. Laurence and Shannon Woodruff as Aunt March. The ensemble consists of Brenna Bosma, Lane Halverson, Jim Horvath, Katie McDonald, Lainie Pahos, Mia Perkins, and Patrick Reilly.

John Brooke is the Cival War soldier who meets and falls in love with Meg, the oldest of the March sisters. I share a very lovely duet, "More Than I Am", with Kristin Johnson who plays Meg March.

The production is being Directed by Dante J. Orfei and Produced by Joseph Messina. Assisting in the production of this show are Scenic Designer Michael Nedza, Musical Director Mark Breta, Choreographer Jennifer Weidman, and Costume Director Aliceson Hackett-Rubel.

Over the last decade, the non-equity JPAC Theatre has made an annual splash in the Chicago theatre community with one high-profile acquisition after another. It is known for its large-scale productions and highly affordable tickets, which make vibrant theater accessible to all. JPAC has been hailed as “one of the most aggressive producing theatres anywhere in the Chicago suburbs” by the Chicago Tribune.

The show runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm from

August 3 - August 18 with one Matinee on Sunday, August 12 at 3:00pm .
Please call 708-656-1800 for tickets or information
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Call the Theatre at (708) 656-1800

visit: http://www.jpactheatre.com/ for more details.

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