Pettisville High School will present the musical “Little Women” this weekend.
Produced nationally and internationally, “Little Women” has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “Little Women” follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Meg, the eldest and a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy – who live in Concord, Massachusetts, with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield.
Main cast members include Keilah Fish as Jo March, Allison Salmi as Amy March, Mina Wesche as Meg March, and Lily Nofizger as Beth March.
Fish is a senior whose previous roles include Anna Maria in “Godspell,” Maria in “The Sound of Music,” and Alice in “Parlor Games.” Lily Nofziger is a junior who has been onstage in “Parlor Games” as Fiona Belanger.
Wesche is a sophomore who previously sang in the children’s chorus for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and played the role of Grandma in “Parlor Games.” Salmi is a sophomore making her debut on the Pettisville High School stage.
Keegan Wyse will play Professor Bhaer. He played Bubba in “Parlor Games” and Reverand Hale in “The Crucible.” Kate Roth, who was previously Kay Ingallsin in “Parlor Games,” will portray Marmee March.
Other cast members include Jay-R Allison as Mr. Laurence, Quinn Wyse as Laurie Laurence, Leah Beck as Aunt March, Ryan Clark as Mr. John Brooke, Ella Richer as Mrs. Kirk, Sophie Sterken as Clarissa, Donald Adams as Braxton, Joshua Morris as Rodrigo, Trenton Moyer as Knight, Lyla Heising as Rodrigo 2, Olivia Beck as Hag, and Leah Delgado as Troll.
Michael Short and Duane Beck serve as directors, Nathan Kester is instrumental director, and Lindsay Osterholt is assistant director.
Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are available by calling 419-446-7614 or emailing [email protected] The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students.
For an additional charge, dessert will be available prior to the Thursday and Sunday shows and dinner available prior to the Friday and Saturday shows.