LITTLE WOMEN Set to Open the 2015-2016 Kelsey Season This Friday

Marmee (Susan Blair) reads Father’s letter to her “Little Women,” clockwise from left, Beth (Heather Corson), Jo (Samantha Sharpe), and Amy (Jessica Turk). Not pictured: Marnie Kanarek as Meg.

West Windsor, N.J. – Join the March sisters as they navigate their growing up years during turbulent times in America in “Little Women – the Musical.”  Presented by Pierrot Productions, this family musical set during the Civil War opens the new season at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre.

Dates and showtimes are Fridays, Sept. 11 and 18 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 12 and 19 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on Sept. 11.

Marmee and Beth try to calm tensions between Amy and Jo.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, the musical version of “Little Women” opened on Broadway in 2005 and has since toured the country.  Audiences will fall in love with the Marches: Meg, the romantic oldest daughter; Jo, the spirited and talented writer; Beth, sweet and caring; and Amy, irascible and feisty.  Living in Concord, Massachusetts, with their beloved mother, Marmee, they struggle to find their own voices while coping with the anguish of a father who has gone off to war.  Set to the beautiful music of Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein, the story of the Marches mirrors the story of a young America — and it all adds up to an inspired musical adventure.

Starring as the March sisters are: Marnie Kanarek of Marlton as Meg; Samantha Sharpe of Basking Ridge as Jo; Heather Corson of Lawrenceville as Beth; and Jessica Turk of Manalapan as Amy.  Also featured are Susan Blair of Philadelphia, Pa., as Marmee; Gabrielle Affleck of Philadelphia, Pa., as Aunt March; and Kyla Marie Mostello Donnelly of Levittown, Pa., as Mrs. Kirk. The men in their lives include Jeff Price of Monmouth Junction as Professor Bhaer; Jarrett Smith of Long Valley as John Brooke; Zachary Taylor of Haddon Heights as Laurie; and William Walters of Columbus as Mister Laurence.

Trusted neighbor and friend Laurie, with Jo and jealous Amy.

The production team includes Producer Pete Labriola, Director Kat Ross Kline, Music Director Peter de Mets, Assistant Director Jaci D’Ulisse, Assistant Stage Manager Hannah Knight, Costumer Barbara Paolillo, Set Designer Bill Mercado, Master Builder Jim Petro, Lighting Designer Kitty Getlik, and Sound Designer Eric Collins.

Tickets for “Little Women” are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $16 for students/children. They can be purchasedonline or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333.

Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater.

Discounted subscription packages are still on sale for the 2015-16 season. For the complete events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:

Kelsey Theatre 2015-16 Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Informations
Tomato Patch Workshops
for Children and Teens

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