Live Theatre, Concerts & Events

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Directed by C.Lee Bates

May 22, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 8:00 pm and

May 24, 25, 31, June 1 at 2:00 pm

Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” in 1869, and this venerable story of four sisters has become a wonderful musical with rich characterization, witty dialogue and more than a little class to breathe new life into an oft-told story.

It is a surprisingly innovative and fresh version of this endearing tale of the brassy tomboy/aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, kind-hearted Beth and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio.

This “Little Women” is a winner. It retains this wonderful story but adds lots of music and a dance or two – just enough to enchant yet another, more sophisticated generation.

Tickets:, $20 for Adults and $10 for children under 12 at The Book Nook, 60 Gore Street E. (cash only) and at Tickets Please, 39 Foster Street, (613) 485-6434,, credit cards accepted, convenience fee applies; $22 at the door; $10 rush seats at the door for students with ID.