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Trumbull Performing Arts Center Stages 'Little Women'

Taken from a press release.

The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut and CAST Voice Studio proudly present “Little Women: The Broadway Musical”, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 4, 5, and 6, 2013.  This family-friendly musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age story of the four March sisters in Civil War-era America will charm both old and young alike.

With it’s powerful musical score, “Little Women” premiered on Broadway in 2005, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and book by Allan Knee.

Directed by Elissa DeMaria with musical direction by J. Scott Handley, the beloved story of “Little Women” comes to life with exhilarating music that soars with the sounds of the importance of family, friendship and faith in oneself.  Director DeMaria says ”after being in “Little Women” in high school, it’s nice to return home and have an amazing cast to work with to begin this part of my career”.

At the heart of “Little Women” is the tomboyish Jo, vibrantly portrayed by Lucy Moon Fitzsimons.   Fitzsimons, a 2012 graduate of Fairfield Warde High School and Regional Center for the Arts is currently a freshman at Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.  She was the 2011 winner of the Connecticut High School Musical Theatre Award for Best Actress.

Others in the cast include Caroline Lellouche as Meg March.  Lellouche, a 2012 graduate of Joel Barlow High School and RCA is currently studying Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory.  Nellie Campbell, a senior at Fairfield Warde High School and RCA as Amy March and Brenna Donahue, a junior at Laurelton Hall as Beth March.  Tyler Angotto, a 2011 Fairfield Warde graduate and sophomore musical theatre major at Wagner College is Laurie.  Bryan Dougherty, a 2012 graduate of Fairfield Prep and theatre major at Muhlenberg College plays John Brooke.   And Johnny Shea also a 2012 graduate of Fairfield Warde and freshman in Ithaca College’s Musical Theatre program in the role of Professor Bhaer.   Chip Campbell as Mr. Laurence, Laurie Mullen Wood as Aunt March and Mrs. Kirk and Dr. Marie Robert as Marmee.

Performances are Friday, January 4th and Saturday, January 5th at 8:00 PM and Sunday, January 6th at 2:00 PM at the Blackbox Theatre at PACC.  Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, 18 Lindeman Drive in Trumbull Connecticut or call 203 372-ARTS (2787).  For more details visit www.castvoicestudio.com.

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