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About the Show
One of America's most beloved books soars to the stage in an exhilarating new Broadway show. Little Women - The Musical is the story of the remarkable March sisters and the men they love and is based on Louisa May Alcott's timeless tale about the power of family, friendship, and romance. This vibrant musical soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope - the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
Book by Allan Knee
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Director's Notes by Kathy Brombacher
Seven years ago, this new musical opened on Broadway, continuing with a National Tour. The Original
The musical is based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel published in 1868-69; and it is semi-autobiographical, centered on the four March sisters (tomboy Jo, romantic Meg, artistic Amy, and kind-hearted Beth), along with their beloved mother Marmee, living in Concord, Massachusetts during and after the Civil War while father is away serving as a Union Army chaplain.
ACT TWO opens in New York, June 1865, back at Mrs. Kirk's boarding house, where Jo finally sells her first story to the Weekly Volcano Press. The musical celebrates love, perseverance, and serving the "passion
Artistic and Production Staff
Directed by Kathy Brombacher
Choreography by Carlos Mendoza
Musical Direction by Dr. Terry O'Donnell
Scenic Design by N. Dixon Fish
Lighting Design by Curtis Mueller
Sound Design by Christopher Luessmann
Costume Design by Carlotta Malone
Properties by Suzanne Asebroek
Stage Managed by Tim Jones
Assistant to the Director Ted Leib
Bryan Vickery as Professor Bhaer
Hilary Maiberger as Jo March
Alexis Grenier as Meg March/Clarissa
Andrew Wade as John Brooke/Braxton
Jacob Haren as Laurie Laurence/Rodrigo
Leslie Tammone as Amy March/Troll
Sarah Errington as Beth March/Rodrigo 2/Jo Understudy
Susan Stuber as Marmee March/Hag
Don Ward as Mr. Laurence/Knight
Susan E.V. Boland as Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk
Michelle Tymich is Understudy for Meg, Beth, and Amy
Dr. Terry O'Donnell, Musical Director/Conductor/Piano
Jesse Audelo, Stephanie Gudeman, Ron Fox, Reed
Grant Clarkson, Bass
Dan Doerfler, Percussion
About the Company
SUSAN E.V. BOLAND (Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk) is honored to be bringing two wonderful ladies to the Moonlight Stage. Sue delights in bringing to life strong, wise, somewhat opinionated, women, both on stage and off. Moonlight credits: PIRATES OF PENZANCE, GUYS AND DOLLS, and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. Regional credits: CABARET, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, RAGTIME, OLIVER, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, BYE-BYE BIRDIE, MUSIC MAN, MY FAIR LADY, OKLAHOMA!, and THE RED MILL. Later this year Sue will appear in OUR TOWN and CABARET at Skyline Theatre in NJ and NUNSENSE at The Summer Theatre in Meredith Village, NH. Sue is a retired CPA and is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, NYC with a Master of Music in Voice.
SARAH ERRINGTON (Beth/Rodrigo 2/Jo Understudy) is making her Moonlight debut! San Diego credits: New Village Arts’ INTO THE WOODS, North Coast Rep’s 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, and San Diego Rep’s THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. Other credits: WEST SIDE STORY,
MOST HAPPY FELLA, DAMES AT SEA, PLAY ON!, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, and BYE-BYE BIRDIE. Sarah is currently a resident Choreographer/Performer at LEGOLAND, California.
ALEXIS GRENIER (Meg/Clarissa) is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is so happy to be back at the AVO Playhouse this winter! Having received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees, she moved home to her native San Diego. Recent opera/theatre roles have included Grace (US) in ANNIE, Irene in HELLO, DOLLY!, Lilly in SWINGTIME CANTEEN, Adina in L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Laetitia in THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF, and MÃ©re Marie in DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES. Alexis is also a cinematographer for Classic Filmworks and enjoys modeling for print work and fitness ads.
JACOB HAREN (Laurie Laurence/Rodrigo) is so honored to return to the AVO Playhouse having not appeared on this stage since playing 13-year-old Billy Ray in ON GOLDEN POND. Recent credits include: CATS (Mungojerrie) with Musical Theatre West, INTO THE WOODS (Jack), ALTAR BOYZ (Mark) with 3D Theatricals,
THE MUSIC MAN with Lamb‘s Players Theatre, as well as 42nd STREET and CRAZY FOR YOU with Moonlight. Jacob is currently pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre at UC Irvine.
HILARY MAIBERGER (Jo March) is currently performing as Princess Jasmine in ALADDIN: THE MUSICAL SPECTACULAR at Disney’s California Adventure. She was recently seen in Candlelight Pavilions production of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and CINDERELLA. She also appeared in the Lewis Family Playhouse
production of EVITA where she played the Mistress. Some of her favorite roles include the leads in STATE FAIR and DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? She has appeared in DON QUIXOTE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, SCHOOL FOR FATHERS, CORONATION OF POPPEA, WORKING, and TITANIC THE MUSICAL. Hilary received her Bachelor of Arts in Music at San Diego State University and received her Master’s in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University.
SUSAN STUBER (Marmee March/Hag) Previous Moonlight appearances: CRAZY FOR YOU, CATS, RAGTIME, FOOTLOOSE, CHESS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, JOSEPH. . . DREAMCOAT. Favorites elsewhere: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (Smitty), INTO THE WOODS (Stepmother), GUYS AND DOLLS (Agatha), and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Zelda), Starlight Theatre; DAMN YANKEES (Gloria Thorpe), Christian Community Theatre; THE MERRY WIDOW (Sylviane), DIE FLEDERMAUS (Sally), and ANYTHING GOES (Charity), Lyric Opera San Diego. Susan currently teaches music in the Vista Unified School District.
LESLIE TAMMONE (Amy March/Troll) is thrilled to return to Moonlight Stage Productions. Her last appearance with the Moonlight was as Crystal in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Other Moonlight credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BIG RIVER, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, and ME AND MY GIRL. She has toured the country with Universal/VEE Production’s CURIOUS GEORGE LIVE! She is currently working as a performer at LEGOLAND California in the stage show JOURNEY TO THE LOST TEMPLE.
MICHELLE TYMICH (Understudy for Meg, Beth & Amy) is honored to be understudying Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Theatre credits elsewhere include: Lucy van Pelt in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Amy March/Clarissa in LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL (San Diego State University), Rapunzel in INTO THE WOODS (San Diego State University), Cinderella in WISH: A MUSICAL REVUE (San Diego State University), Moth in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (San Diego State University), Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Orange County High School of the Arts). She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts Performance.
BRYAN VICKERY (Professor Bhaer) was last seen in Moonlight’s summer 2010 production of OKLAHOMA! His favorite roles include Curly in OKLAHOMA!, Raoul in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (in concert), Richard Henry Lee in 1776, and Larry Vanderpool in Jerome Kern’s ZIP! GOES A MILLION. Bryan is a graduate
of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
ANDREW WADE (John Brooke/Braxton) is pleased to be making his Moonlight debut. Earlier this year, he appeared in MAN OF LA MANCHA (Muleteer/Guitarist; The Welk Resort), 1776 (The Courier; Glendale Centre Theatre), and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (King Herod; The Brehms Center). Other favorite credits: MY FAIR LADY (Freddy), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Orin Scrivello, DDS), BOTTOM (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and THE TEMPEST (Ferdinand). Andrew is a singer/songwriter and a Portland native.
DON WARD (Mr. Laurence) is pleased to return to the AVO Playhouse. His acting career in San Diego spans 63 years; beginning with the Old Globe Theatre’s CAUGHT IN THE ACT in 1949. In addition, Mr. Ward has appeared at Starlight Musical Theatre, San Diego Opera, Welk Resort Theatre, Footlights Theatre, Lyric Dinner Theatre, North Coast Repertory, and Moonlight Stage Productions, both outdoor in the amphitheatre and indoors at the AVO Playhouse.
Staff for "Little Women - The Musical"
Assistant Stage Manager: EMILY SPERLING