Orange County's Chance Theater presents LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL 11/20 - 12/27

ANAHEIM HILLS, CA-Just in time for the holidays comes a tune-filled theatrical gift: LITTLE WOMEN: The Broadway Musical, presented by The Chance Theater November 20 – December 27. This Tony Award-nominated musical, adapted from children's literature and American history, is guaranteed to bring families together through song and dance this holiday season.

Fans of Chance productions of Anne of Green Gables will fall in love with LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL. The play follows the saga of the four March sisters and their beloved Marmee, who live at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the father is serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. The musical begins with the March sisters reminiscing about a Christmas past and "trying to find something to be happy about for Christmas."

"Little Women is the second play in our series of family literature offerings that will be performed during the holidays," explains Chance Theater managing director Casey Long, who will also be directing the show. "Our audiences really enjoyed our staging of Anne of Green Gables for the past two years, and we're looking forward to offering another classic tale that will be perfect for the entire family."

Louise May Alcott (1832-1888) originally wrote Little Women in two parts that were published in 1868 and 1869. The complete book was published in 1880 and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood in Concord, Massachusetts. The book became so popular that Alcott followed the story with two sequels: Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Little Women has been adapted many times for film and stage, most recently as LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, which starred Maureen McGovern as Marmee and Sutton Foster, who received a Tony® nomination for her portrayal as Jo.

Chance Theater's production of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL, based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott is directed by Chance Theater Managing Director Casey Long. Music by James Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and the Book is by Allan Knee. Musical direction is by Mike Wilkins and Choreography is by Jessie McLean.

Photo courtesy of The Chance Theater.


Performances of LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL at The Chance Theater are on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Saturday matinees at 3 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm & 7 pm (Nov. 22 at 5 pm). Please note that there are no performances on Nov. 26, Dec. 24 or Dec. 25. Tickets are $22-$35.

The Chance Theater is located at 5552 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807. Visit or call 714.777.3033 for tickets.

About the Chance Theater
Recently named "Outstanding Arts Organization" for the second time by Arts Orange County, the Chance is proud to be wrapping up its Mainstage Series of Season 11 as one of the leading ensemble based theatre companies in Southern California. Voted "Best Theater Group" by MyFoxLA for two years in a row and "Best Small Theater" by Orange Coast Magazine, and a recipient of the 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's (LADCC) Polly Warfield Award for Excellence, a vital component of the Chance Theater's mission has always been to intimately present personally meaningful, uniquely engaging stories that promote dialogue within our community and provide a visceral experience for theatergoers. As a constituent member of Theater Communications Group (TCG), Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), and the Los Angeles Stage Alliance (LASA), the Chance continues to bring national attention to Southern California theater through its recent achievements, which include a 2006 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater.

Recently, Chance Theater received multiple nominations for the 2008-2009 Ovation Awards, presented by the L.A. Stage Alliance. They include Best Season, Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theater), Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, and Best Scenic Design.

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