Palm Canyon Theatre presents an update of a timeless story with Little Women the Musical

March 31, 2023

April 7-23, 2023


Palm Springs, Calif., (March 28, 2023) – Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War-era tale of love and family follows the adventures of sisters Jo (Georgia Smith), Meg (April Mejia), Beth (Jackie Padgett), and Amy (Katrina Dixon) March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but no one is interested. Meanwhile, a friend encourages her to write more about her personal experiences. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of her family growing up in Civil War America into an exciting musical journey.


Based on Alcott’s novel, first published in 1868, the musical adaptation opened on Broadway in 2005 and features a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. The original production garnered nominations for a Tony Award, three Drama Desk Awards, and an Outer Critics Circle Award.


Additional cast of Palm Canyon Theatre’s production of Little Women the Musical include Laurie Holmes as Marmee March, Michele Davis as Aunt March, Jesus Sandoval as Laurie Laurence and David Brooks as Professor Bhaer. The show is directed by PCT founder Dr. William Layne and choreographed by Se Layne. Costumes are by Derik Shopinski, with lighting and set design by J.W. Layne.


Little Women the Musical runs April 7-23. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $38 for adults; $34 for seniors; $17 for students. Group discounts are available.


For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or other information, call the PCT Box Office at 760-323-5123 or order online at Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive. Box Office hours are currently Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Little Women the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


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About Palm Canyon Theatre:

Palm Canyon Theatre is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the education of live stage production and the enrichment of the greater Palm Springs community and its visitors. The regional repertory theater company operates primarily with volunteers and produces about 13 Broadway musicals and classic plays each year, plus offers a children’s theatre camp and production. The theatre opened its doors in 1997 when Dr. William “Bill” Layne and his family renovated the historic Frances S. Stevens School located at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road in Palm Springs, Calif.