SEASON 11 2007-08
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, adapted by John Mortimer.
The story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption has not only become a holiday tradition but a reminder of the importance of charity and mercy toward humankind. While the story is no doubt very familiar to audiences, a remarkable set design along with strong technical effects will no doubt surprise and delight audiences. Unique from other versions produced around town, the story will still bring to life all those elements which have made it a classic. The show will feature a large cast, including children from across the Lakota district. Bring the whole family to kick off the holiday season with West Theatre's version of this Christmas classic.
LITTLE WOMEN The Broadway Musical
Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Book by Allan Knee.
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. In years to come, we are sure that hundreds of productions by schools and theatres throughout the world will make this stage adaptation of the American classic novel a classic musical theatre treasure in its own right. This show is Music Theatre International’s most popular new title. Pam Kragen of the North County Times writes, “The musical version of Little Women is worthy of applause. It's an earnest, well-staged and well-cast adaptation of a classic novel that deserves a hearing and good audiences.”