The famous play Little Women will open at 7:00 p.m. on March 3 at the ArtsView Childrens’ Theater at 313 West Tyler in downtown Longview. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott it is the chronicle of the March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) as they grow up in the North during and after the War Between the States, in which their father serves in the Union Army. Under the guidance of their loving mother Marmee the girls, tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth and spoiled little sister Amy, struggle as a family in the absence of their father. They do not let illness, sibling rivalry and the privations of wartime Connecticut derail their attempts to find their true selves.
Under the guidance of director Laura Bowen the cast will present a jewel of entertainment whose message online no never goes out of date.
Jo March will be played by Megan Stevens, Meg by Avalon Merut, Beth by Emily Araiza, and Amy by Caroline Curfman. Marmee will be portrayed by Pam Galloway, who has previously played in Happily Ever A
fter, Willie Wonka, When I Grow Up and other productions. She has also worked as a “stage coach,” instructing such workshops as “Acting 101” and “5 Days of Performing Fun.” She can hardly wait for her next performance.
“It is so exciting and rewarding to be part of a team, cast and crew making theater magic,” she said.
Other cast members include Blake Lovelace as Laurie, Melissa Edwards as Aunt March, Caroline Bump as Hanna, James Harding as Old Mr. Laurence, Jason Richards as Brooke, and John Kelly as the girls’ father. The townspeople and carolers will be portrayed by Daniel Adkins, Rachael Armour, Elijah Bump, Brooklyn Davis, Lexie Jones, Kelsey McFall, Christina McMullen, Emily Parker and Jori Sutton.
Performances will be held March 3, 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m. Matinees will be March 5 and 6 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale February 21 at $8 per person by visiting www.artsviewchildrenstheatre.com. For credit card purchases call (903) 236-7535. Tickets are also available at the theater from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.