POTSDAM -- The Potsdam High School Drama Club will present the musical “Little Women." The show will run Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
The story, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel, follows the four March sisters, who are coming of age against the backdrop of poverty and the Civil War. Jo wants to be a great writer and see the world, Meg wishes to be loved and admired, Amy yearns for a grander life, and Beth longs to play the piano and live a quiet life. The girls enlist their wealthy neighbor, Laurie to be their partner in their adventures.
Josephine March will be played by senior Shannon Smith. Her sisters will be played by Cassie McCormick (Meg), Ariana Frascatore (Beth), and Rhea LaFleur (Amy).
The other main characters include Marmee (Aubrey Grudowski), Professor Bhaer (Noah Chichester), Theodore Laurence (Troy O’Brien), Aunt March (Elizabeth Smith), John Brooke (Taylor Prosper), Mr. Laurence (Jonathan Atchie) and Mrs. Kirk (Gwyneth Heuser).
Supporting characters include Savannah Bondellio (Clarissa), Michael Fritz (Braxton), Ivan Jukic (Rodrigo), Emily Wanamaker (Hag), Matt Cincinnati (Troll), Cassidy Easton (Knight) and Rodrigo 2 (Cristy Stoian). Ensemble members are Marie Amell, Alec Bicknell, Holly Cruger, Sierra Damon, Amanda Dillon, Michael Hobbs, Olivia Stitzer and Molly Tishberg,
The production is under the direction of Tammara Madeja. Other contributors include orchestra conductor Theresa Witmer, technical director Jeff Grigel, scenic designer Suzanne Waters, costume designer Alice Reed, publicity and box office by Joachim Van Ells, lighting and sound design by Noah Chichester, and stage management by Nathan Gingrich.
There will be a basket raffle at the performances for a Kindle Fire and Little Women related items. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each.
General admission will be $10 for the evening performances and $8 for the 2 p.m. matinee performance. Tickets are available for purchase at Northern Music and Video, the Potsdam High School main office and the A. A. Kingston middle school office.