Theatre Department opens season with ‘Little Women’

The McNicholas Theatre Department will launch its 2016-2017 season with the musical adaptation of the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The first show will be held on Nov. 3 and will run through Nov. 13. All performances will be held in the Jeanne Spurlock Theatre at McNicholas High School.

In comparison with prior years, the show is quite different because the theatre department is starting off the year with a musical. The show tells the story of a playwright who is living with her sisters and mother while her father is off at war and how she becomes a prolific writer. “It’s all about finding your inner strength, relying on the power of family, and although it’s a story, those themes always apply in real life,” said director and producer Teresa De Zarn.

Opening night is Thursday Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. and the show will continue through the weekend with performances on Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. Extending to the next weekend as well, showtimes are Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. All seats are general admission at $12.

The season also includes Urinetown, which runs Mar. 2-4, and 10-12, and the spring performance of I Hate Shakespeare from April 27-29.

For more information on McNicholas’ Theatre Department, visit or call 513-231-3500.

Senior Hunter Cole, who plays the character of Professor Bhaer, practices a scene with senior Kelsey Minnick, who portrays Jo. The McNicholas theatre season opens on Nov. 3 with the musical Little Women, based off the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott.


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