The idea behind this production of LITTLE WOMEN the broadway musical is a bit unusual. The show in its written form has MANY different settings requiring set changes that could be quite expensive.
Our venue is not a dedicated theater space. The Laguna Hills Community Center is a gorgeous facility and there is indeed a stage, but the room is also used for parties, banquets, recitals, etc. Because the space is in high demand, we were only able to grab this weekend for our performance of LW. And to make it even more interesting, tomorrow we open and today we move in the set!
Aurora has already directed LW at two other theater spaces previous to LHCC. This time she chose to use ONE set – the attic of the March home. Within the musical we learn that this is where Jo felt most creative -where she wrote and dreamed. In a sense, the attic is a metaphor for Jo’s brilliant mind. And so Aurora chose to use the attic as the world of our play. All the props and furniture are in the attic and as the show progresses, the actors pull pieces out from the attic to create the scene. The actors grab props from the back of the attic as they walk on to the stage.
So shortly, within the hour, we will begin the insanity of building a set for a show that opens tomorrow – something most theater people can relate to.
Wish us luck! Pictures soon?
LITTLE WOMEN the broadway musical opens Friday night, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. which is SOLD OUT! BUT tickets are available for the three remaining performances – Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The show is VERY family friendly! A great way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family!
Performances will be held at Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
More information about On the Edge Theatre Productions go to www.otetheatre.com