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The Reviews are in for Little Women
By Bridgette M. Redman
What A Do offers beautiful retelling of classic story
Strong women in real-life situations are what opened the What A Do season of classics. Set in 1863, "Little Women" is an adaptation by Marisha Chamberlain of Louisa May Alcott's book about the March family.
From the famous opening of "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," the four March sisters create a lively production of this lovely, meaningful adaptation, led by director Randy Wolfe. Chamberlain chooses well what elements to include, from lesser-known incidents to those key plot elements of the bestselling novel.
Ashlyn Nicole Shawver, a What A Do regular, plays the part of Jo, the boyish scribbler who wants to be a writer rather than a girl. She's energetic and easily connects with each of the other players upon the stage.
Averi Beck, a freshman in high school, shines as Amy. She manages to capture everything that is classic about the character in her expressions, the way she carries herself, the way she talks, and the choices she makes about the character. She is prissy and sometimes infuriating, but she still manages to be sympathetic, vulnerable and completely lovable.
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'Little Women' packs the house
For the Enquirer
Thirty minutes before curtain, the parking lot of the What A Do Theatre was packed to capacity as carloads of eager patrons for “Little Women,” the opening production of the company’s 2013-14 season. The house crackled with excitement as a community of theater patrons new and old greeted one another in anticipation.
Director Randy Wolfe was greeted with some cheering as the little theater that could (and has done well) launched its fourth season with an adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, Louisa May Alcott’s masterpiece. What A Do Theatre has proven itself time and time again with high production values, talented ensemble casts and insightful artistic direction. The audience expected more of the same and they were not disappointed.
In fact, the audience was so overwhelmed with praise that it clapped between nearly each scene change, an unusual practice for any straight play.
Among the many scripts available, What A Do chose the adaptation of “Little Women” by Marisha Chamberlain, which features a heavily edited version of the original novel and yet hitting all the major points.
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For everyone who received a nomination at the Wilde Awards
And the winners are
Best Drama - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Peoples Choice Award, Best Scene Parnter - Ashlyn Nicole Shawver
Best Drama : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Randy Wolfe, Director
Best Performance, Actress - Drama: Lesley Shabala, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Performance, Actress - Musical: Betsy King, Next to Normal
Best Design - Lights: Cory Kalkowski, Next to Normal
Best Design Props: Thomas Koehler, Next to Normal and Sweeney Todd