2021 Season Tickets Now on Sale!
August 14 - September 6
Book by Allan Knee
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Music by Jason Howland
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Louisa May Alcott’s Enduring Literary Classic, Little Women returns to Myers Dinner Theatre!
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women focuses on the four March sisters – brassy, tomboy and aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind hearted Beth and, of course, their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union chaplain during the Civil War. The 2005 Broadway production garnered its star, Sutton Foster, a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a musical.
“I refuse to feel tragic. I am aching for more than pain and grief.”
I began reading Little Women in January of this year. At the time, my fiancé had just left for Army National Guard training and would be gone for six months. I was home working and taking care of our 8-month-old baby and I knew that I needed to do something for myself. Inspired by the recent movie, I went to the library and found the literary classic Little Women. Two months later, the pandemic hit, and I was laid off from my full-time job. My daughter Sophie and I went home to visit my family because my Mom’s health was rapidly declining. I continued reading. My fiancé returned. I choreographed Little Mermaid. And then I got the phone call: “Your Mom passed away last night.”
2020 has by far been one of the most difficult years for me and one of the constants through all of the pain and loss has been reading the timeless story of Little Women. Louisa May Alcott’s beautiful words truly got me through some of the loneliest and darkest moments of my entire life. Our production is inspired by my Mom, Jill Philabaum, who loved musical theatre, always believed in me so much and never allowed me to settle for anything less than my best. I hope our show inspires brave, bold resilience and reminds you that you’re never alone in your pain and grief.
“You have to believe there is reason for hope. You have to believe that the answers will come. You can’t let this defeat you. I won’t let this defeat you. You must fight to keep her there within you.”
Jo March: Lauren Morgan
Professor Bhaer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Amy March / Troll: Hannah Rose Rivette
Meg March / Clarissa: Melina Smart
Beth March / Rodrigo 2: Lyndsay Crescenti
Marmee March / Hag: Holly Hathaway Thompson
Mr. Laurence / Knight: Don Hart
Laurie Laurence / Rodrigo: Jacob Clanton
Aunt March / Mrs. Kirk: Mary Taylor
Mr. John Brooke / Braxton: Martin Flowers
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Director / Choreographer: Sarah Philabaum
Music Director: John D. Phillips
Production Stage Manager: Jessica Alltop
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Donna Myers
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Properties Master: Jessica Alltop
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
General Store Manager: Shelby Garrett
Administrative Assistant: Jane Ryan
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
Scene 1 Mrs. Kirk's NYC Boarding House; January, 1865
An Operatic Tragedy ...Jo, Clarissa, Braxton & Rodrigo
Our Finest Dreams ...Jo, Meg, Beth & Amy
Here Alone ...Marmee
Scene 2 Aunt March's Stately House; January, 1864
Could You? ...Aunt March & Jo
Scene 3 The March Parlor; February 14, 1864
Delighted ...Marmee, Meg, Jo & Beth
Take a Chance on Me ...Laurie
Takc a Chance on Me - Transition ...Laurie
Better - Reprise ...Jo
Scene 4 The March Parlor
Off to Massachusetts ...Beth & Mr. Laurence
Five Forever ...Jo, Laurie, Amy, Meg & Beth
Scene 5 / 6 The Sun Porch - Outside the March House; Spring, 1865
More Than I Am...Mr. Brooke & Meg
Take a Chance (Reprise) ...Laurie
*There will be one fifteen minute intermission
Scene 1 Mrs. Kirk's Boarding House; June, 1865
The Weekly Volcano Press ...Jo & Company
Scene 2 The March Parlor; Summer, 1865
Off to Massachusetts (Reprise) ...Mr. Laurence, Beth, Marmee, Meg & Mr. Brooke
How I Am ...Professor Bhaer
Scene 3 A Beach and Pavilion in Falmouth on Cape Cod; September, 1865
Some Things Are Meant to Be ...Jo & Beth
Scene 4 The March Parlor; Winter, 1865
The Most Amazing Thing ...Amy & Laurie
Days of Plenty ...Marmee
The Fire Within Me ...Jo
Scene 5 Outside the March House; Spring, 1866
Small Umbrella in the Rain ...Professor Bhaer & Jo
Volcano (Reprise) ...Jo
is so excited to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage! You may have seen him previously in Myers’ production of Steeple People as Clayton. Other credits include: Big River (Huck), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Into the Woods(Jack), The Fantasticks (Matt), and Happy Days the Musical (Richie Cunningham). He graduated from the University of Memphis with a BFA in Theatre in 2018. Although he is an Arkansan at heart, he plans to make NYC his next home. Special thanks to Jeremy and Sarah Philabaum for this opportunity, the cast, crew, the whole Clanton family, and of course Rachel Black. God bless and enjoy the show!
Hailing from a hill in Wallingford, Connecticut, Lyndsay Crescenti is a Hofstra University B.F.A. Theatre Performance graduate and proud WRHU alum. Past credits include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Violet Bick), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble), and West Side Story (Ensemble) with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Lyndsay thanks her family and friends for their knowledge, love, and support!
is excited to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage! Martin was most recently seen at MDT in Run For Your Wife as Det. Sergeant Troughton, sporting a hearty mustache (RIP ‘stache). He grew up in Nappanee, Indiana, and attended Goshen College, where he studied Theater and Music. He has worked at regional theaters throughout the state, including several roles at the Round Barn Theatre. He currently resides in New York. Favorite credits include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and himself in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing piano and guitar, exercising, and obsessing over all things Star Wars. Martin wants to especially thank his family for supporting him as he follows his career dreams!
is thrilled to be back at Myers Dinner Theatre! Don is from Columbia City, Indiana, where he cleared a mile of brush along its bike path this winter with a hand saw and an ax. Previous MDT credits include Eddie in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Father Mac in The Queen of Bingo, Christmas Morgan in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and most recently as Det. Sgt. Porterhouse in Run For Your Wife. Theater is alive!
grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor, Director & Administrator for nearly a quarter of a century across the country. Some of his notable acting projects include John Adams in 1776, Father Flynn in Doubt, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Yvan in Art, Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Oscar in The Odd Couple, and the title role in Shrek. In addition to being an Actor / Director, Jeremy is also an accomplished Lighting Designer, Stage Manager and Teacher. www.jeremy-littlejohn.com; IG: @jeremy.littlejohn
is thrilled to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage in one of her professional dream roles! You may have seen her last season in Mamma Mia! or A Christmas Carol Musical. Other favorite roles include Hilda Miller (Plain and Fancy) and Woman 2 (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change). She has also been a featured vocalist in concerts at Feinstein’s 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama and The Metropolitan Room. Lauren is a born and raised New Yorker currently residing in NYC and when not performing she loves to read, exercise and go on adventures. Keep supporting the arts, folks! www.laurenmorgan.net IG/Twitter: @less_is_morgan
is thrilled to return to Myers Dinner Theatre after having directed Mamma Mia! and choreographed The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 2019. Originally from Maryland, Sarah earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. For the past decade, she has been traveling the country performing, directing, choreographing and teaching. Favorite productions include Sister Act, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Seussical Jr, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. A big thank you to the many people who have helped and supported her along the way, especially her parents and her fiance, Caleb. This production is inspired by the love of her life, her beautiful daughter Sophie. For more information, please visit www.sarahphilabaum.com
is thrilled to be back at Myers, having performed here in Souvenir (2018) and Mamma Mia! (2019), and Music Directed the smash production of Million Dollar Quartet in 2017. He has been performing since the age of 5 when he sang his first solo at his kindergarten graduation. He has been a part of the Indianapolis theatre scene since 1980, and has worked at most of the theaters in town. John is an 18 time Encore Award Winner, and was named “Best Actor In A Musical” by the Indianapolis Star for his portrayal of Ko-Ko in The Mikado at the Edyvean. He is thrilled to have appeared in the World Premiere of Hairspray in concert with the Indianapolis & Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, starring Tony Award Winner, Beth Leavel, Mickey Dolenz of “The Monkees”, & John Waters, the author of Hairspray.
is from Hyde Park, New York and has just graduated from Emory & Henry College, with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has previously been seen on the MDT stage in Mamma Mia! (Lisa) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Ensemble). Her favorite credits include Legally Blonde (Margot) and State Fair (Margy Frake). She would like to thank her professors, her family and Kaleigh for all their love and support.
holds a B.A. in Theater from SUNY Binghamton, and currently lives in Orlando, FL. There, she has performed at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (Hungry: The Musical,…The Eighties Strike Back), Legoland Florida (The Witchettes), Universal Studios, both Florida & Singapore parks as Betty Boop. You can currently find her at Capone’s Dinner & Show as Bunny June / Miss Jewel in Kissimmee, FL. Other theater credits include Mrs. Webb (Our Town), Hope Harcourt (Anything Goes), Peep-Bo (The Mikado), Eponine (Les Misérables) and Cinderella (Cinderella).
is happy to be back at Myers Dinner Theatre, after having been recently seen in A Christmas Carol Musical. Represented by Stewart Talent in Chicago, where Mary originated the role of Brielle in Rebecca Gilman’s The Twilight Bowl at the Goodman Theatre. Thanks to all! Enjoy!
was last seen at MDT as Lola in Damn Yankees. Since then she has added to her 30 years in the classroom by teaching high school public speaking and English to adults and international refugees at The Excel Center sponsored by Goodwill. The last two years have also changed her name, as she became Mrs. Thompson to hubby Bill as well as Yia Yia to twin grandbabies. Holly has performed, spoken, and sung in theaters and churches from coast to coast and enjoys travel, photography, and being a DIY diva (HollyWould Design on FB). She studied theatre at Univ. of Evansville, received her Bachelor’s from IU and Master’s of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary. Favorite stage roles include Mame in Mame, Barbara in August: Osage County, Mme. Thenardier in Les Misérables, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Sr. Amnesia in Nunsense,and Joan Crawford in Dearest, the Mommie Musical, among others. Thank you to MDT for the opportunity, much love to family and friends, and thanks to God for the many blessings. Ps. 89:1
Served Family Style
*Featuring homemade croutons & an original creation salad dressing of Donna's.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*A recipe developed by Richard Myers.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*Included with the price of the buffet.
Hot Fudge, Chocolate, Strawberry & Chocolate/Peanut Butter
Turtle & White Chocolate Raspberry
Salad Dressing, Broccoli Salad & Rolls (Dozen)
*Everyone has different dietary needs, but we want all to be able to enjoy a great show and a delicious meal. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us in advance and our kitchen will happily make accommodations for you.