Snow theater department presents ‘Little Women’

The Snow College Horne School of Music is collaborating with the Theatre Department to perform the lively and stirring Broadway musical “Little Women” each evening May 3-5 at the Eccles Kim Christison Theatre.

This will be the first musical Snow College has produced since COVID-19 shut things down over one year ago, orchestra conductor Michael Huff said.

Music will be performed by a small chamber orchestra comprised of 12 members playing strings, winds, brass, piano and percussion. They will play for a cast of about 18. “There is a wonderful mix of music and theatre students,” he said.

“We intended to put on this show late last spring, but when COVID hit, we were in the middle of rehearsals, and everything came to a screeching halt,” Huff said.

Now, everything is coming together in fine form as the two departments are rehearsing each night in anticipation of opening night on May 3.

“The show is an indicator of the great level of cooperation that’s going on between the music and theatre departments, and it’s something we are very pleased with and very proud of,” Huff said.

Huff encouraged everyone not to miss the production. The cast is amazing, and the music is phenomenal, he said.

Tickets are going fast. Huff advised to call the box office ahead of time to reserve your seats, which are limited to 50 percent capacity.

The Snow College musical is filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. It is directed by the renowned opera singer Brian Stucki with choreography by Adam Pili. The live orchestra is conducted by Michael Huff.

Based on the life of Louisa May Alcott, Little Women first premiered on Broadway in 2005. The musical became an instant and widely loved classic with soaring melodies, delightful dancing, charming humor and touching drama.

The Snow College production features a cast of talented students: Abby Huff as Jo, Jill Carter as Marmee, Liam Herbert as Laurie, Casie Bearden as Meg, Jessica Willmore as Beth, Cassidy Christensen as Amy and Matthew Thompson as Professor Bhaer.

The play will be performed live and in person each night at 7:30 p.m. in the Kim Christison Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for youth and seniors and $3 for Snow College students. For tickets, call 283-7478.

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