Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie has remained one of the most popular and beloved celebrations of pioneering America since Laura Ingalls Wilder published the first book of her classic series 75 years ago. Now the inspirational stories cross into yet another frontier in an uplifting new musical. Melissa Gilbert, who we all knew as �Laura� for 10 years in the much-loved television series is now all grown up and playing �Ma.�



Through the magic of live theatre, the musical follows the Ingalls family�s journey westward and settlement in DeSmet, South Dakota where Ma and Pa Ingalls hoped to make a better life for their children. It tells the story of their struggle to keep their land claim. In story, song and dance, we see the Ingalls suffering the hardships of winter blizzards and prairie fires as well as rejoicing in the settlement of land and town. Most of all, the story follows Laura as she grows from the wild child who loved to run free into a woman who embraces the responsibilities of her own future while struggling to remain true to herself.



Recommended for the whole family, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL brings the joys and sorrows of family life during the settlement of the prairie to contemporary America. Families will continue to identify with these life affirming stories that celebrate the pioneering spirit and the core values on which this country was founded � a spirit that resonates within each of us today.



The show is directed by Francesca Zambello (Disney�s The Little Mermaid), the music has been created by Academy Award� winner, Rachel Portman, and the book was written by Rachel Sheinkin (Tony Award� for SPELLING BEE) with lyrics by Donna di Novelli. LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL premiered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

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Starlight Theatre

(Kansas City, MO)
4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City, MO 64132

Little House on the Prairie US Tour Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
On Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2019, President and Founder of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, and her speciial guest speakers, Ruta Lee (77 Sunset/Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Steve Wishnoff (Director, Life Interrupted), Hope Juber-Schwartz and Lloyd Schwartz (daughter and son of creator Sherwood Schwartz) and castaway, Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), gathered for a lobby series tribute to Gilligan's Island in advance of the shows 55th anniversary on Sept 26th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018
Last night, 'Livin' On A Prairie,' a six episode series created by and starring Broadway's Pamela Bob (Hand to God, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder), screened to a sold-out house at Spring Studios as an official selection of the 2nd Tribeca TV Festival's Fall Pilot Season.The world premieres of five indie comedy pilots showcasing new voices in episodic storytelling ranged from conventions of adulthood, sex and…William Shakespeare. Scroll down to see photos of the cast and creative team of 'Livin' on a Prairie' having a blast at The Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
WICKED, L.A.'s most popular musical, has announced that JACKIE BURNS will return to the role of Elphaba and KARA LINDSAY will return to the role of Glinda in the national tour. WICKED will return to Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited engagement this holiday season beginning November 28, 2018 and playing through January 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Sunshine Boys tells the story of Al Lewis and Willie Clark, two faded stars of the Vaudeville circuit, once beloved and now mostly forgotten. At their height, Lewis and Clark made multiple appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and headlined all the major performance venues.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Sink or Swim, Beverley Elliott's poignant, playful, achingly relatable journey through her early years in rural Ontario, will enjoy a limited engagement at the UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL at Theatre Row. 410 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036 Nov 13th at 9pm and Nov 17th at 2pm (SOLD OUT), with more shows added based on ticket demand.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
Performances will begin Wednesday, January 30 and continue through March 3, 2019 at the Eccles Theater. Tickets will be available at the Eccles Theater box office, Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787). Groups of 15+ call 801-703-2057.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can. 
by Mara Jill Herman - Oct 23, 2019
Brad Kelley, former conductor of Disney On Classic (DOC) recently turned over his baton to the new maestro, Richard Carsey. I was fortunate to work with Richard in New York and am thrilled for his new position with The Orchestra Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter, The York Theatre Company continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
The 50-Hour Improvathon, an epic improvised comedy soap opera in 25 hilarious episodes staged over a single weekend and starring many of the world's leading improvisers, is one of London's must-see-to-be-believed annual comedy highlights.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Irish Repertory Theatre announces full casting for the return of The Dead, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, "The Dead," adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
THE BLACK BOX is proud to present the next concert in its Broadway Series: Sara Jean Ford on Friday, November 16 at 8 pm. In her solo concert, "Generations," Sara Jean Ford explores all the many generations of music introduced to her over the years and how that music has come to shape and heal her as she made her way to the Broadway stage and beyond. Whether it was through her Grandmother's love of cheesy soprano ballads, Her Mother's love for Joni Mitchel and all things Beatles, or her Daughter's love of Disney music and... Barbie, Sara weaves together a story of passion, perseverance, and positivity through a love of music, and the many generations that introduced it all to her.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Jackie Burns returns to the role of Elphaba and Kara Lindsay returns to the role of Glinda in the national tour of WICKED. Check out new photos of the pair on the road!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
A tale as old as time in this Disney classic that tells the tale of an enchanted prince in the shape of a hideous beast and the intelligent woman who enters his life and must learn to love him if the curse is ever to be broken. Join the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Lefou, Lumiere, and friends as they embark on a grand journey filled with adventure, cheer, and learning to love. With the classic songs, a?oeBe Our Guest,a?? a?oeSomething There,a?? and a?oeBeauty and the Beast,a?? this will be a musical experience the whole family can share and enjoy.
by Jill Schafer - Nov 21, 2018
Gather round, children, this is one of my favorite stories in #TCTheater. Not that long ago, in a land not too far away, a couple moved home to Minnesota from NYC to start a theater company. Shortly after doing so, the rights to the holiday show they were planning were pulled a few weeks before rehearsal was set to begin. Luckily, one of them was a playwright, so she wrote a play. That play was a comedy about a couple that moved to a small town in Minnesota from NYC to run a theater company, when the rights to their holiday play were pulled the night before opening. They say write what you know, and Jessica Lind Peterson did just that, to great success. She mixed her and Yellow Tree Theatre co-founder Jason Peterson's story together with Minnesota humor, soap operas, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, a handful of quirky characters, and a bearded dragon, put it all in a crock pot to simmer, and something delicious was born. Now, ten years later, Yellow Tree's holiday show is a huge hit every year and anchors their season to be able to produce some extraordinary and diverse work year-round. There have been two installments of MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE, as well as two stand-alone plays A HUNTING SHACK CHRISTMAS and A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS. For their 11th season they're returning to where it all began, the original MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE with most of the original cast. This was my 6th time seeing some iteration of the CHRISTMAS LAKE franchise, and I love the silly, ridiculous, sweet, wonderful mess even more each time I see it. The show continues through the end of December, but as I mentioned it's always hugely popular, so get your tickets soon!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
This afternoon, Broadway couple Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey announced thhe birth of their first child, a son named Emerson Charles.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its annual holiday family opera tradition with The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, December 14-16, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Based on Jeanette Winterson's award-winning children's book which tells the Nativity story from the donkey's point of view, The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me features music by Tony-award winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a libretto by the late poet J.D. 'Sandy' McClatchy. These performances star current and former members of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
 Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced the women who will star in the Frozen North American tour as Elsa and Anna, the heroic sisters at the heart of the joy-filled musical.Caroline Bowman will play Elsa and Caroline Innerbichler will play Anna, with additional casting to be announced in the coming months.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2019
On Thursday, May 2nd, Richard Pryor Jr. offered fans, friends and some of his farther's co-stars a glimpse into the life of his iconic parent, Richard Pryor Senior, discussing his own self-proclaimed 'Freakish Life' that paralleled his namesake and famous father's life in many ways, found in his new memoir. In A Pryor Life, already in its second printing only days after its release. The event began with the unveiling of a costume worn by Richard Pryor Jr in the film "College Debt" co-starring Lucille Ball's granddaughter, Katherine Luckinbill, Janet Carroll and Academy Award winner, Celeste Holmes, in what would be her last film. The costume will be included in the museum's upcoming Real to Reel: Perceptions and Portrayals of LGBTQ History in Film and Television.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Broadway couple Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey announced that they are expecting their first baby this fall. 
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2019
It is a real treat that The John W. Engeman Theatre is currently mounting A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder. The top-notch cast is remarkable leaving the audience in stitches. The hit show plays the beautiful Northport venue through April 28th, and it is sure to be a must-see this season.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances began on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Beginning today, March 14, Kara Lindsay will return to the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Cynthia Weil. She takes over the role from Jessica Keenan Wynn, who played her final performance on March 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 19 through July 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Dynamic digital art going live, the COllective heART debuts its new curation in a unique, expansive format. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Opening on August 7th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Rodger's and Hammerstein's legendary musical, South Pacific. The show runs through August 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
It was a proud mother, Dee Wallace (ET: The Extra Terrestrial/CUJO/Critters, etc), that smiled joyously while mingling with celebrated friends and colleagues from stage and screen for the release party of her critically acclaimed actress and director and daughter, Gabrielle Stone's (Speak No Evil/It Happened Again Lat Night/After Emma), controversial new book, EAT, PRAY, #FML - A True Story of Love, Heartbreak, and Soul Searching (Available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Pray-FML-Gabrielle-Stone/dp/1733963707)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present a unique networking and educational opportunity for writers: TRU's renowned Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, Penthouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Performances will begin Today, January 30 and continue through March 3, 2019 at the Eccles Theater. Tickets will be available at the Eccles Theater box office, Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787). Groups of 15+ call 801-703-2057.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a unique networking and educational opportunity for writers: TRU's renowned Writer-Producer Speed Date on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, Penthouse. Submission deadline is 2/19/20. Session 1 offers coaching at 4:30PM, pitching at 5:30PM; session 2 offers coaching at 5:30PM, pitching at 6:30PM. Tickets are $75 for TRU members, $85 for non-members, $25 for each additional collaborator. Submission is free, and your spot in the lineup can be purchased upon acceptance starting 2/22/20 at https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-03-01-20/
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the end of January for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO will launch its second New Musicals Weekend, a project of the Next Generation Campaign's New Small Musicals Initiative. New Musicals Weekend, the mini version of the SPARK festival, takes the core goals of SPARK and puts them into action over just a few days. Similar to SPARK, New Musicals Weekend aims to develop new musicals for the CLO Cabaret by supporting writing teams with financial and creative resources and by building relationships with local and national artists. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances begin on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019
Get a first look at the 12th Annual London 50-Hour Improvathon, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FIFTY.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway producing process on Sunday, March 1, 2020
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2018
Music fans from around the world will travel to Elvis Presley's Graceland® next week to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 84th birthday. Numerous events are scheduled for January 5-8, 2019, including The Auction at Graceland, events with Elvis' good friend Jerry Schilling, a special 'birthday bash' in the Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex, the annual Birthday Proclamation on the front lawn of the Graceland mansion and a performance by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Fans will also have the opportunity to see the Medal of Freedom recently awarded to Elvis. Many of the birthday celebration events will be held at The Guest House at Graceland, the new AAA Four Diamond-rated resort hotel located just steps from Graceland. For a complete day-by-day schedule visit Graceland.com. Highlights include:
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
Following the success of The New York Times critic's pick The Tricky Part by Martin Moran, The Barrow Group, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Executive Director Robert Serrell, continues its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of AWAKE, written and directed by K. Lorrel Manning.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Gaslight Playhouse Inc. has announced their 2019 season. Gaslight, established in 1975, is entering their 44th year entertaining audiences in Noble County.
by Neil Shurley - Dec 16, 2019
'I guarantee audience members will leave with a smile on their face and a Christmas glow in their heart.'
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Proving the legacy of the entertainment genius Bob Hope is as influential as ever, the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation sponsored a table at The LA Press Club's 12th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala held in the Crystal ballroom of millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Ca on Sunday, Dec 1st, 2019. Established to honor and award individuals for their journalistic excellence, career achievement and contributions to society, the evening was dedicated to the memory of Robert Forster.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its third production this season, Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical, South Pacific. The show runs August 7 through August 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its third production this season, Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical, South Pacific. The show runs August 7 through August 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres has announced is 2020 show selections for its 25th subscription season that includes 280 performances from April 8 through December 31st. The season's theme is a?oeAll Music, All the Time.a?? For the first time in its 27 years of repertory theatre, The Round Barn will produce SEVEN, THAT'S RIGHT 7,  musicals for its 2020 season, all designed to Tug on the Heart Strings.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 23, 2019
The cold never bothered them, anyway! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the first national tour of the Tony-nominated musical Frozen has found its citizens of Arendelle, from Anna and Elsa to Hans and Kristoff. To prepare you to let the storm rage on, we're getting to know the production's cast, including Caroline Bowman, Caroline Innerbichler, F. Michael Haynie, Austin Colby, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Audiences of all ages will fall in love with Anne in this refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and changes their lives forever!  This coming of age
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Original “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty is set to join her former co-stars – Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling – for BH90210, FOX's highly anticipated new series airing this summer. For four seasons, Doherty starred as “Brenda Walsh” on the groundbreaking teen drama, but this time when the cast gets back together, it will come with a big twist: the seven former teen idols will be playing heightened versions of themselves in the brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other.