“Little Women” Opens Seton Hill’s Spring Season
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present the musical “Little Women,” book by Alan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, February 22-March 2, in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available.
Performances: February 22, 23, 28 and March 1, 2: 8 p.m.; February 24: 2 p.m.; February 27: 10:30 a.m.
Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the March sisters takes the audience on an adventure with Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy as they discover the thrill of independence, the mysteries of love and the joy and sorrows of family in this musical adaptation of an American classic. Led by the irrepressible Jo, the March sisters struggle with the heartache of the Civil war and the power of their own dreams.
The Seton Hill student cast of “Little Women” includes Gabriella DeCarli of Dubois, Pa., Julie Devine of North Huntingdon, Pa., Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md., Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., PJ McMahon of Gibsonia, Pa., Andy Meholick of Reynoldsville, Pa., Sienna Sears of St. Louis, Mo., William Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa., Emily Urbaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ariel Watters of Everett, Pa., and Eric Wielock of Leeper, Pa. The Seton Hill dance chorus includes Joshua Daisley of Kittaning, Pa., Elisa Kostelnik of North Huntingdon, Pa., Hannah Lamberto of Cranberry Township, Pa., Kelsey Riker of Douglassville, Pa., and Veronica Vento of West Homestead, Pa.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Lauren Albring of Pittsburgh, Pa., make up stylist, Shannon Bork of United, Pa., spot operator, Candice Butala of Charleroi, Pa., hair and wig stylist, Gretchen Cullison of Sparks, Md., wardrobe manager, Caitlin Dobronz of Pittsburgh, Pa., hair and wig stylist, Jessica Hyland of Chemung, N.Y., assistant stage manager, Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa., stage manager, Jayna Kovel of Springdale, Pa., dresser, Andrew Kutrufis of Pittsburgh, Pa., hair and wig assistant manager and shop carpenter, Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., assistant stage manager, Nicole Makos of Colplay, Pa., board operator, Kaylin Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., assistant director, Hayley McLean of Elkridge, Md., sound design assistant and board operator, Hayley Mendola of Monongahela, Pa., hair and wig stylist, Ben Otto of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., Amber Palfy of McKees Rocks, Pa., first hand, William Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa., wardrobe prep manager, Kristina Stoddart of Hamilton, Ohio, house manager, Regina Tvaruzek of Glenshaw, Pa., spot operator, Alyssa Wano of Latrobe, Pa., and Ariel Watters of Everett, Pa., make up manager.
Seton Hill Theatre’s production of “Little Women” is directed by Shawn Sturnick, guest director and Seton Hill alumnus. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Ken Clothier, assistant professor, theatre and dance, lighting designer, Karen Glass, assistant professor, theatre and dance, set designer, Todd Leighty, adjunct instructor, theatre and dance, sound designer, Sarah Noone, guest hair and wig designer, and Julie Ray, guest costume designer.
Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre and Dance performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill’s Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center, the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
Ticket Information: Single admission tickets are $16. Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5. Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school ID) can purchase advance tickets for $13. Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before curtain, subject to availability, for $5 (with valid school ID). Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 each with a reservation and advance payment.
Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center is 73,000 square feet of everything a performing arts major needs to move from student to professional. The Center houses two dedicated, flexible performance spaces, the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall and the William Granger Ryan Theatre. The Center also includes a performance studio, new classrooms, rehearsal rooms and technical areas that include the best equipment for learning and performing, from Steinway pianos to the latest in lighting, sound, video and acoustics. The Center is located in downtown Greensburg, putting it squarely in the middle of the city’s cultural district yet still only minutes from Seton Hill’s main hilltop campus.
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program has a long history of educating performing arts majors for professional careers while playing a vital role in the educational life of the campus. Seton Hill’s Theatre and Dance Program offers four full-length productions (as well as a number of shorter works) and one dance production each year that generate audiences of over 3,500 and speak to topics addressed in courses across Seton Hill’s curriculum. For more information on the Theatre and Dance Program at Seton Hill, please click here or call 724-552-2934.