During a period of movements regarding women’s rights and female empowerment like #MeToo and #TimesUp, a musical about four young sisters and their passage from childhood into womanhood seems fitting. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, this musical tells the story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy Marsh during the Civil War. Our York Prep students performed these four unique and mesmerizing characters beautifully, with wonderful voices. Those who attended the show could all agree that the singing was superb. While slightly less light-hearted than some of the school’s earlier productions, this musical touched on more serious themes of growing up in a time when the country was torn in half by war.
Love, marriage, life and death, all play a role in this musical and our marvelous student actors were up to the challenge. After many weeks of try-outs, memorizing lines and long hours of rehearsals, the four performances were impressive. The Stewarts and the Performing Arts Department were all very proud of the end results! Check back here later this month for photos and video of the performance and don’t miss our next production in the Fall.
And, if you never read the book or saw the musical yourself, you can always tune into PBS to watch the television adaption which premieres Sunday, May 13, on MASTERPIECE!