Here we go again!!

Demi Marcakis, one of our choreographers, works with Whitney Millar and Jackey Lip.
Demi Marcakis, one of our choreographers, works with Whitney Millar and Jackey Lip.

Rehearsals have already begun for our December production of A Little Musical about Little Women based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott! Auditions were held roughly 3 weeks ago and we were so impressed with how much everyone has improved since our last show! We're so lucky to have such a talented and wonderful cast! 

 

There are 22 songs in this production, and we already have 2 down! Jackey Lip (Laurie) and Whitney Millar (Jo March) came in to work with choreographer Demi Marcakis, and after lots of laughs and hard work, the playful dance number came to life! In one particular number, we tried a really advanced dance move, self-titled "The Leap of Faith Cartwheel." Check out the video below!

 

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Some cast members from "A Little Musical about Little Women" !
Some cast members from "A Little Musical about Little Women" !

We had a read through of the script on Friday! It was great to hear the story read by the actors and actresses themselves and see their intrepretations of the characters!  After the script reading, we had our cast movie night, and the feature presentation was, of course, Little Women starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Christian Bale and Susan Sarandon! It's a very touching story and film is very well done; we highly recommend you watch it! 

 

To our dismay, the DVD we were watching was all scratched up and it was impossible to get through the entire movie without having to stop and clean it every few minutes. Thus we had to haul out the old VCR player and resort back to old technology. You should have heard the complaints! "It's so blurry!" "Where are the subtitles?" Kids these days are spoilt, I tell ya!  Is it a bad thing that I forgot how to turn the machine on? Is it even worse that we had to REWIND the VHS because someone (many years ago) forgot to rewind it after they were done watching it? 


Winona Ryder and Gabriel Byrne as Jo March and Prof. Bhaer in "Little Women."
Winona Ryder and Gabriel Byrne as Jo March and Prof. Bhaer in "Little Women."

We sang through the songs when the movie was over.  If you are not familiar with the plot, I won't spoil it for you, but there are some VERY touching moments, and it was impossible not to get a little teary-eyed hearing the songs sung so beautifully! 

 

PS. You know you're with theatre kids when they stick around way after singing through the sound track is over, and listen to show tunes with you! 

Fani Vandt, Krystyna Pangilinan, Shayla Hastings, Kylie Mantei and Whitney Millar star as the beloved March family!
Fani Vandt, Krystyna Pangilinan, Shayla Hastings, Kylie Mantei and Whitney Millar star as the beloved March family!