Sirena Abalian

‘Little Women, the Musical’ in Boston


BOSTON — “Little Women, the Musical,” is coming to Boston. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, the book Little Women (on which the musical is based) follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested. On the advice of her friend, Professor Bhaer, Jo weaves the story of herself, her sisters, and their experience growing up in Civil War America. The original production starred Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.

“Little Women” will be performed at the Wheelock, 180 The Riverway on the Fenway Campus of Boston University, January 31 – February 23.

The Friday evening performances will be at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; ASL and AD Performances, Sunday, February 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20-$40.

The cast will feature Sirena Abalian as Jo. This is Abalian’s 10th appearance at the Wheelock. She has performed in numerous shows in the Boston area since the age of 6, some including; Esther Smith in  “Meet Me in St. Louis” (Stoneham Theatre), the title role in “Pinocchio” (Wheelock), Sara Crewe in  “A Little Princess” (Fiddlehead Theatre); Clara, in “Nutcracker the Musical” (Stoneham) and Jojo in “Seussical” (Wheelock). She has been awarded two IRNE awards and two nominations for “Best Performance by a Young Actor.”

The performances will be directed by Nick Vargas, with the music directed by Jon Goldberg. The play is recommended for ages 7 and up.


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