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‘Little Women’ Comes to the Freed Center

Apr 10, 2008

Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway musical "Little Women," based upon Louisa May Alcott's famous tale.

"Little Women" begins Wednesday, April 23, with a performance at 8 p.m. Subsequent performances are scheduled for Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, each at 8 p.m. respectively, and Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Biggs Theatre.

The musical version of Alcott's coming-of-age story premiered on Broadway in 2005. It gives a familiar but fresh glimpse into the lives of the four March sisters living in the Civil War-era America. Jo, an aspiring professional writer, played by Rose Emrich, from Painesville, Ohio, is guided by her vivid imagination and enthusiasm for life. As the years pass, Jo and her sisters Meg (Breanne Gallagher, from Chillicothe, Ohio), Beth (Deborah Ball, from Loveland, Ohio) and Amy (Kara Dombrowski, from Brecksville, Ohio), along with their beloved Marmee (Adee Peters, from Franklin, Ohio), realize the importance of family, friendship and faith.

Directed by visiting artist Kelly Ground this beloved tale comes to life on the Freed Center stage. Additional cast members include Chris Chiles, from St. Marys, Ohio; Kevin Dmytryka, from Toledo, Ohio; Marceline Dyer, from Huntington, Ind.; Dana Ellison, from Lewis Center, Ohio; Taryn Pramuk, from West Chester, Ohio; Cassie Rea, from Westerville, Ohio; Eric Smith, from Toledo, Ohio; Glenn Stanton, from Troy, Ohio; Matt Zimmerman, from Sidney, Ohio; and recent Ohio Northern graduate Bryan Beckwith, from Chicago.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for non-ONU students and seniors, $9 for children, and $5 for ONU students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling (419) 772-1900.

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