Press Release: Little Women, The Musical

Chanticleers Theatre
Press Release
March 12, 2018
Castro Valley, CA

“Little Women”  The Story You Love With Song and Dance

The novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott comes alive as a captivating all-new Broadway musical adaptation, opening April 6, 2018 at Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley. This high-energy production is co-directed by Chanticleers’ Artistic Director, John Baiocchi, and choreographer, Todd Aragon, with musical direction and conducting by Luis Zuniga—the same creative team behind last season’s hit, “The Addams Family: A New Musical”.

“Little Women” follows four sisters—independent, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth, all under the watchful eye of their beloved mother, Marmee, while their father is away serving in the Civil War. Each sister follows a different path but not necessarily what is expected. This coming-of-age tale is filled with drama, romance, humor and music.

Chanticleers’ “Little Women, The Musical,” book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, soars with vibrant and sweeping song and dance, featuring: Chloe Angst (Jo), Georgia Lee (Marmee), Heather Warren (Meg), Riley Hyde (Amy), Jordana Meltzer (Beth), Judy Beall (Aunt March), Roger Caetano (Professor Bhaer), Darrien Cabreana (Laurie), Carl R. Smith Jr. (Mr. Brooke), and Matt Beall (Mr. Laurence). The principle characters are backed by live musicians and an ensemble of singers and dancers, including: Francesca Cipponeri, Maitland Johnson and Jennifer Willis. This timeless tale about the power of family, friendship and romance will delight the entire family.

“Little Women” opens with Chanticleers’ traditional complimentary hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverage gala on April 6 and runs through May 6. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday evening shows is 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 pm (no show on April 8). General admission is $25; admission for Seniors (60+)/Students/Military is $20. On Bargain Night, April 7, all tickets are $18. The Chanticleers Theatre FlexPass (gives you four tickets to use anytime during the season) is $85 general and $68 seniors/students/military. Chanticleers Theatre is located within the Castro Valley Community Park at 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley. Call 510-SEE-LIVE (733-5483) or go to for reservations/tickets.

Little Women, The Musical
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, May 6
8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. (no show April 8)
Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Ave., Castro Valley
(510) 733-5483
Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors/students

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CAPTIONS (left to right):

  1. Jordana Meltzer (Beth), Chloe Angst (Jo), Georgia Lee (Marmee), (seated) Riley Hyde (Amy), Heather Warren (Meg)
  2. Heather Warren (Meg),Jordana Meltzer (Beth), Chloe Angst (Jo), Georgia Lee (Marmee), Riley Hyde (Amy)
  3. Jordana Meltzer (Beth), Chloe Angst (Jo), Georgia Lee (Marmee), Heather Warren (Meg), Riley Hyde (Amy)
  4. (floor) Jordana Meltzer (Beth), Chloe Angst (Jo), Georgia Lee (Marmee), (floor) Riley Hyde (Amy), Heather Warren (Meg)
  5. Chloe Angst (Jo)
  6. Georgia Lee (Marmee)
  7. Heather Warren (Meg)
  8. Jordana Meltzer (Beth)
  9. Riley Hyde (Amy)