Musical takes audience back to Civil War era March 16-17

Musical takes audience back to Civil War era March 16-17

March 15th, 2012 by Timara Frassrand in Local Regional News

For a fun, family-friendly event, locals may want to check out Ever After Production's adaptation of the 2005 Broadway musical "Little Women" at The Colonnade March 16-17.

From left, Lindsay Davidson as "Meg," GinnyBeth Gadd as "Jo," Sara Gard as "Miss March," Laura Perry as "Amy" and Sonia Rippe as "Beth" act out a scene from "Little Women."

From left, Lindsay Davidson as "Meg," GinnyBeth Gadd...

Photo by Timara Frassrand

This musical rendition of the classic novel will take audiences back in time to the Civil War era as author Louisa May Alcott described in her semi-autobiographical work.

"We are connecting a modern audience with a classic story," director Jonathan Humble said.

Humble stays true to the book's theme and story line as he brings in the audience to follow the adventures of the four March sisters as they go through a journey of love, loss and personal discovery.

"We follow the epic journey of Jo March, played by GinnyBeth Gadd, who wants to make something of herself and leave her mark," he said. "Each of us go through this growing up and we wanted to relate that through the script."

The 1860s-inspired stage setting and authentic replication of the 19th century costumes pair great with the full, live orchestra in creating a sound platform for the talented cast.

"We have a great cast, most having graduated from Chattanooga State and the University of Chattanooga art programs," Humble said.

The theater will have interpreters from Tennessee Temple University for the deaf and hearing impaired on the March 17 showing at 1 p.m. Designated seating and a spotlight will be offered for the deaf and hearing impaired on the left hand side of the theater.

General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for students, seniors and children. Group rates are available.

Humble encourages people to buy tickets in advance at Ever After Productions' website,, or at The Colonnade box office, which can be reached at 706-935-9000.

Theater and box office location are 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.