Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel “Little Women” will be produced by SAFE’s Southern Dance and Performing Arts Company as a dinner theatre event hosted by Harvey’s on Noble, 280 N. Anniston Ave., Sylacauga on July 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, and 17th.
Dinner buffet will be served starting at 6 p.m. with the show beginning around 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for $45 each by clicking here.
“This is a great date night or a group outing for seniors, ladies, book groups, or students,” said SDPAC spokesperson, Amy McDonald.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “Little Women” follows the adventures of sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Told from the perspective of the second oldest daughter, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. This adaptation for the stage brings the humor and poignant moments that have made this literary work a delightful part of innumerable childhoods.
J. Patrick McDonald, SAFE’s Southern Dance and Performing Arts Company’s musical theatre instructor, is the director for the 14-member volunteer cast of “Little Women”. McDonald has been involved both on-stage and off stage in theatre for over 30 years. Most recently he directed SAFE’s Southern Dance and Performing Arts company’s sold-out production of “Disney’s Frozen JR”.
“This show presents a tremendous opportunity for the community-based theatre education programs of SDPAC,” said McDonald.“ “The talented cast is made up of students and adults, with both groups bringing their expertise to the stage. This show represents the beginning of the next phase of our theatre education offerings. We are honored that Harvey’s on Noble has partnered with us to bring our first dramatic production, based on the beloved book, to life. The dinner theatre format is exciting, with this kind of event usually reserved for larger cities.”
Southern Dance & Performing Arts, as a program of SAFE, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a solid & focused experience for each student – on & off stage – providing unique performing arts programs. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, and musical theatre. In Fall, 2021, for the first time, a Musical Theatre class will be offered for adults (ages 18+) to add to the existing classes for students. The goal of SDPAC is to promote a hands-on experience in the arts, to all children, regardless of race, age, income or level of experience. Individuals can register for 2021-2022 classes now by clicking here.
Purchase tickets today www.sdpac.net. It is highly recommended to purchase your tickets in advance: the last show sold out quite early, and seating will be limited for this event as well. Advance tickets will be $45, which will include the buffet and tea, and the show. To allow for the highest quality for the dinner, there will be no ticket sales at the door.
For more information or to become a sponsor please contact Southern Dance & Performing Arts at (256) 245-1669, email [email protected]
Little Women, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott and adapted for the stage by Scott Davidson, is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc, Englewood, Colorado.