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Little Women (Gallery Players)

From 34 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing

About the show

Gallery Players presents this musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, which tells the story of Jo and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. More…

From the show:

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March, their strong and compassionate mother, and the boy next door, Laurie, who becomes connected to the family. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested in fiction written by a woman – when her friend 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, and the musical unfolds with lush music and stirring memories that explore the strength of women and the power of family.

2h 15m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (34)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing
83
Avg Score

75
Long, Top-notch community theater, Charming, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy summer stock (few of actors are Equity). Some gr voices. I like no-miking; gd musicians. Jo is very gd. LW script is lacking.

Don't see it if you want gr lyrics. Brway show (w Sutton F!) lasted 4 mos. But GP makes the most of sentimental LW. Weakest perf=Marmee. Well-staged. Fun!

76
Well staged & acted, Resonant, Disappointing, Slow, Absorbing

See it if Stafford's Jo & Boyaggi's Marmee keep this musicalization of Alcott's classic involving w/Gelles' brisk, competent staging on expansive set

Don't see it if Unfortunately, the music & lyrics are mediocre at best Too many lame songs lengthen & ultimately undermine this period tale of "girl power"

79
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like good community theater-cast pours themselves into a demanding production, singing, acting & resetting the stage in great costumes.

Don't see it if you're bothered by not hearing it all: sometimes music downs voices and speaking and singing away from audience is lost as there are no mics

73
Disappointing, Delightful, Dated, Slow, Great singing

See it if You love the story of Little Women. You want to support a wonderful, inclusive, community theatre. You want a very talented musical cast.

Don't see it if You want varied, interesting music that moves the characters & story along. Everything's on 1 bland level & merely repeats what's already...

Also been said in the text.

83
Great score, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy classic stories of female empowerment, or characters who defy norms. This is a very fine staging with heartfelt performances.

Don't see it if you’re turned off by sentimentality or prefer more contemporary settings.

90
Nostalgic, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to see a surprisingly talented cast in a tiny Brooklyn venue. Thoroughly enjoyable. Not Broadway or even close, but a great show!

Don't see it if you don't like Brooklyn or small venues.

88
Intelligent, Excellent costumes, Nostalgic, Delightful

See it if you'd like a classic staging of a beloved story. The costumes alone are worth a visit.

Don't see it if you don't like the story or classic tales with period costumes. Actors are not mic'ed and their voices drowned out sometimes.

Also Gallery Players always puts on excellent productions and this is no ex... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Gallery Players did a great job with this show. Support Brooklyn theater! It's a great story and they performed it well.

Don't see it if I'm not such a fan of the music. Most of the songs were pretty forgettable. The story deserves a better score.

78
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like Gallery Players’ productions and well put together musicals in intimate venue.

Don't see it if you don’t want to trek to Brooklyn or if you if prefer big venue productions.

76
Great set & costumes, Unexciting lyrics & tunes, Cute homey musical

See it if If you want to see a 2 1/2 hour 2005 musical version of Little Women, with a decent cast at a lovely community theater.

Don't see it if You dislike community theater, w/ minimal Actors’ Equity participation or dislike somewhat honeyed musicals. Nice but nothing special.

85
Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Interesting musical presentation based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Another wonderful production by the gallery players

Don't see it if Can't really think of any reason not to see this. Good acting and singing as well. Show runs about two and a half hours

88
Absorbing, Romantic, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting

See it if A rare chance to see this short-lived Broadway musical. Good story, wonderful cast, stellar voices, beautiful costumes, funny and moving.

Don't see it if Decent music but no overall dramatic momentum. Songs exist to make plot points.

88
Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you don't want to miss a chance of seeing the Broadway Musical version of Little Women performed by the never disappointing Gallery Players.

Don't see it if you don't like to travel to Brooklyn or don't like musical adaptation of classic plays.

84
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to enjoy a wonderful musical of a classic novel.

Don't see it if you desire a more dramatic play.

85
Refreshing, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a clever musical version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel.

Don't see it if you want a more edgy musical; this is a pure, simple story of strong women facing life in a bygone era.

85
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Alcott's book is one of your favorites and if you like musicals with heart.

Don't see it if more traditional musicals are not your style.

Also Cast was very diverse and excellent with perfect voices for each chara... Read more Read less

93
Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy musicals and stories with strong female leads. This show is delightful. Surprisingly good.

Don't see it if Just see it.

Also Gallery Players is a hidden gem. Worth the trip to Brooklyn.

90
Great singing & acting, The orchestra's performance was excellent, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love Louisa May Alcott's classic novel and enjoy great singing.

Don't see it if You're indifferent to the original novel and musicals are not your thing.

Also I really enjoyed this musical. I read the novel as a teenager and have... Read more Read less

78
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Enjoyable musical rendition of a classic novel. A musical with Strong women leads

Don't see it if If you do not want to travel to Brooklyn

Also Another masterful production by Gallery Players.... Read more Read less

80
Good acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like being entertained by a well acted, directed, and staged play.

Don't see it if you don't like musical plays based on classic literature.

Also The Gallery Players (Brooklyn) is an outstanding organization that usu... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You like plays that go back in time and that deal with family issues. Also if you enjoy shows with a large cast who are elegantly dressed.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a more modern show which deals with current issues!

84
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if YOu enjoy musicals that are timeless. And you like a period piece that is staged beautifully.

Don't see it if Don't see if you don't like musicals or moving pieces of theater.

88
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like feel good musicals that have well-written scripts, great music and lyrics and lovely performances.

Don't see it if you don't like the Little Women story or you don't like musicals.

80
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see a great production of Little Women performed by a talented cast.The costumes are exquisite.The singing is excellent.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals performed by an excellent theater company The Gallery Players in Brooklyn.

83
Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy the book or are interested in a fun, well put together feminist story

Don't see it if you want a 1 to 1 adaptation of the book or don't like musicals


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