“Little Women the Musical” Takes the Stage at New London Barn

Runs through July 8

Press Release

Following the wildly successful run of Camelot, the New London Barn Playhouse invites you to
continue our journey through the 86th Summer Season with a trip to Civil War-era Concord for
the earnest and uplifting musical masterpiece Little Women, running June 27 – July 8 at 7:30 PM
with Wednesday matinee performances at 2 PM and Sunday matinee performances at
5 PM.

Louisa May Alcott’s timeless tale is brought to soaring musical life in an energetic adaptation
sure to warm the heart. The musical is seen through the eyes of the daring and tenacious Jo, as
she relives her remarkable childhood. We meet the proud and impulsive Amy, the sweet and
compassionate Beth, stalwart and devoted Meg, and, of course, Marmee, the emotional core of
the family. As Jo journeys through her memories the family’s story come to life, populating their
cramped attic with tales of triumph, heartache, and the fantasies Jo wrote to entertain them.

Starring as Jo March is long time “Barnie” Talia Suskauer. Suskauer, a recent Penn State graduate, was most recently seen at the Barn starring as Lilly in 2017’s The Secret Garden, Princess Fiona in 2016’s Shrek and The Mystery of Edwin Drood as a member of the 2015 Acting Intern Company. Joining her at the March family hearth as Marmee March is Barn newcomer Neva Rae Powers* who toured the Broadway production of Little Women and whose past credits include Barnum, Can-Can, Peter Pan and King of Hearts on Broadway as well as Mary Poppins at Northern Stage. Longtime Barn fans will be delighted to see Craig MacDonald* (The Crucible at Olney Theatre Centre, The Games Afoot at Ivoryton Playhouse) returning to the Barn stage as Mr. Laurence for this production, 40 years after he first appeared at the Barn. Amy Agostino (Sweeney Todd, Noises Off) features as Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk, while frequent guest Elliott Cunningham (All Shook Up, Souvenir at the Barn) takes on the role of Professor Bhaer.

The Barn is also excited to welcome back visionary director Chad Larabee++, who previously
helmed On Golden Pond at the Barn and The Little Mermaid at Northern Stage. Larabee, whose
direction is supported by original choreography from Barn newcomer Natalie Wisdom
(performer: Broadway’s Groundhog Day, Billy Elliot) and inspiring musical direction from Robbie
Cowan (2017’s All Shook Up), will be bringing us a Little Women that is exhilarating, timeless,
courageous, and tender.

Tickets start at $20 for adults and are available at nlbarn.org/tickets, by phone at 603-526-6710
or at the New London Barn Playhouse box office every day from 11AM – 6PM.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
++Denotes membership in Stage Director’s and Choreographer’s Society