The Logos Theatre is so excited to be producing the classic musical "Little Women" this summer! The stellar thirty five member cast of actors, singers and dancers are made up of Logos Theatre staff members, as well as local Greenville talent.
The production is being directed by our very own Artist Director, Nicole Chavers Stratton (also playing Jo), with the help of John Green (also playing Laurie) as the chorus and vocal director. John Green is new to The Logos Theatre but not to music, as he has his degree in voice and has been singing professionally since his college years.
Nicole Stratton was the writer and director for The Logos Theatre's latest success, "Prince Caspian" which was an epic two hour stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis' literary classic. Nicole is now excited to be able to turn her focus to this new project of bringing this beloved story of "Little Women" to The Logos Theatre stage! This story is especially meaningful to her as she has three sisters herself and has made the directing of the production an extremely special experience!
One of the extremely unique things about Stratton's take on this musical is how she is handling the death of Beth! If you think you've seen this musical, think again! You have never seen it directed like this and the unique perspective that Stratton brings to it, is sure to make this production unforgettable!
The Logos Theater's technical director Joe Hainsworth has worked hand in hand with Nicole Stratton to design the epic sets for this show. And he and his crew have spent countless hours over the last three months building and decorating the sets to make them just as amazing as any set you've seen to date at The Logos Theatre! If you've seen any of Joe Hainsworth's work on years past with the Narnia series you know that this production of Little Women will be a feast not only for the ears but for the eyes as well!!
With epic ball room sets that revolve on The Logos Theatre's thirty foot diameter turn table, to magical attic scenes and beautiful parlors, you will be blown away by the beauty and authenticity of this incredible set!
One of the most challenging scenes has been the beach scene, where Beth sings her now famous song "Some things are meant to be". For this, Hainsworth has solicited the help of local artist Marshall McCall to paint a fifty foot drop that will be painted like a beauty beach, complete with water, clouds and amazing sky!
The drop is currently being finished at The Logos Theatre's warehouse in Greenville and will be making is debut on this heart warming tale! McCall is no stranger to The Logos Theatre though, as he has taught art to the theatre's conservatory students for two years.
Now if the sets and directing weren't enough to get you excited, just wait until you see the costumes for this production! We all know that the 1800's was a beautiful time period for fashion but seeing it come to life and walk across the stage in such a delightful story will be just amazing!! From the ball gowns and tailed tuxedos to the every day dress of the March girls at home, you will walk way talking about the beauty of each piece!
If you have not seen the musical then you are in for a treat, as much of the musical covers Jo's stories that she has written! As Jo reads her stories to the professor, you as the audience watch the epic dramas come to life on stage in full renaissance style! There are damsels in distress, daring heroes, evil villains, trolls, hags and brave knight! All of these characters bring so much color to the show and deliver some incredible songs as well!!
These lavish costumes are contrasted with the simple elegance of Meg's dress for the proposal scene with Mr Brooks and all of them together make such a beautiful pallet of color and style!