Little Women, December 2017

The full cast of our production. Three hags and two trolls (in the purple hats) plus our ten named principals, all dressed here for "The Weekly Volcano Press" number in Act II

The full cast of our production. Three hags and two trolls (in the purple hats) plus our ten named principals, all dressed here for "The Weekly Volcano Press" number in Act II

 
 

Directed by Michael Hayes
Choreography by Fay Beth Beckman

For this production, I was gifted with an incredibly talented cast. This small-but-mighty group of 16 young performers worked with an incredible amount of focus on this long and demanding show.

With a group of 10 principals and featured actors, and a chorus of 5, this show was the smallest cast I'd ever worked with. This show is unusual in that it allows for an ensemble, but only uses them in a very small number of scenes. This allowed a lot of time to focus on musical details in this complex score. 

Special mention goes to Kelley Harris, who played Meg. I was distracted for much of this show by my concurrent production of Cats, and she lent her expertise to helping the cast develop vocal technique needed for belting the high notes and balancing the harmonies.

Accompaniment for this show was provided by The MT Pit, a Utah-based organization.