‘Little Women’ On Stage At Wellington High School

Little Women will be on stage this month at Wellington High School.

The Wolverine Theatre Company at Wellington High School is proud to present the musical Little Women on Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium at 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.

Based on the Civil War era novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is an important tale of feminism, sisterhood and “letting go” amid Jason Howland’s plush score, and Mindi Dickstein and Allan Knee’s smart lyrics and book. The original Broadway production featured Sutton Foster as rebel sister Jo March, an aspiring writer, whose characters burst to life in unison with her sisters Meg, Beth and Amy.

In the WHS production, the roles of the March sisters are double cast. One group of actors performs Thursday and Saturday nights; another group performs at the Friday evening and Saturday matinee shows.

“I loathe double casting, but I had no choice,” Theatre Director Mark Andrew Fetterly said. “The amount of talent was just too great. For a lot of these actors, it’s senior year. Many of them lost a spring musical or two to the pandemic. They deserve this chance, and they also deserve material that challenges them.”

Fetterly noted that 2022’s musical Mamma Mia! was “great fun,” but he wanted his students to explore characters with deeper journeys and richer music. “The irony is that both musicals have brilliant songs called ‘Take a Chance on Me,’” he noted.

Ticket prices are $10 for students and $18 for adults. You can take a chance on Little Women by purchasing tickets at the door or online at https://wtcwhs.booktix.com.