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PENNS MANOR: Curtain to rise on musical 'Little Women'

by By ERIKA ALLISON, Gazette Student News Reporter on April 05, 2013 11:00 AM

KENWOOD — Lights, camera, action! Tonight’s the night for The Penns Manor Area High School’s Fine Arts Department to shine. At 7 p.m. the curtains will open the spring musical: drum roll, please … “ Little Women, The Broadway Musical.”

This show has never been done at Penns Manor before. Can’t make it tonight? No worries. There will be two more performances of “Little Women” this weekend: Saturday night at 7 p.m., and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for $6 at the door, and concessions will also be available at intermission.

“Little Women” is the story of Jo March, an aspiring young writer trying to make it big with the help of her three sisters and mother and is set during the Civil War era. The show is sure to make an audience laugh, maybe cry and, most importantly, realize that no dream is too big.

This year has brought many new aspects to the musical experience, one in particular being a new director: Rebecca Lingenfelter, a 2005 Penns Manor graduate.

With the help of Lingenfelter, assistant director and pit orchestra director Paul Rode and pianist Lauren Saylor, students involved with the production have been practicing weeknights as well as Saturday mornings to put the show together, and are all very excited to show the public what they’ve been up to.

As a member, and on behalf of the Penns Manor Musical Club, we would like to thank, in advance, everyone who will come out and support our cast and crew, as well as all of those who made the show possible.

Preparing for this musical has taken much time, determination and dedication, and has been a very important and exciting task for everyone involved, so come show your support and plan to see “Little Women, The Broadway Musical” in the Penns Manor auditorium this weekend.

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