MOLINE, IL – The Black Box Theatre presents the musical Little Women opening June 20 at the downtown Moline theatre.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women 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 — her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope — the sounds of a young America finding its voice.

Directed by Georgia Brown Jecklin with a cast that includes Kailey Ackermann as Jo, Molly Seybert as Amy, Abby Bastian as Beth, Kirsten Sindelar as Meg, Katherine Zerull as Marmee, Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt as Laurie, Ethan Bettis as Mr. Brook, John Erb as Professor Bhaer, Yvonne Siddique as Aunt March, Steve Trainer as Mr. Laurence and Jill Cirivello as Mrs Kirk and Stage Manager. Music Director — Randin Letendre, Choreography — Molly Seybert, Costume design — Lora Adams, Light/Set design — David Miller, Set Construction — Michael Kopriva, Stage Crew — Jadyn Vought, and Puppet Designer — Tessa Pozzi.

The show runs June 20-30 with tickets $16 (Fri, Sat & Sun) and $13 (Thurs). Tickets and information can be found at

The Black Box Theatre, in its third season is a 501©(3) located at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265.

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