Little Women is a livestreamed presentation of the Broadway musical, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott.
Here are instructions and information about purchasing tickets and accessing the livestream.
- Showtimes are March 19 at 7:30 pm, March 20 at 7:30 pm, and March 21 at 3:00 pm.
- Your livestream link will only work at the showtime you select at purchase.
- Tickets are $15/device. If several members of your household will be watching the play together on the same device, you only need to purchase one livestream.
- Purchase tickets here. Select your showtime. Your livestream link will only work at the date and time that you choose.
- After purchasing, you will receive an email with your livestream link. Mark the date and time on your calendar and save the email.
- Showtime! Access the livestream at showtime through the link in the email you received after purchasing. Enjoy the show!
- Click here to download a PDF program for the show!
A note from director and producer Talashia Keim Yoder about the process:
"A musical in a pandemic?! We didn't see how it could be done safely, but our students were having to give up so much this year, and we directors decided it was time to think outside the box and find a way. The result is a process unlike any we have had before. Friends of Bethany, like alumni Jesse Bontreger and Goshen College Technical Directors Jerry Peters and Jacob Claassen, donated their time to consult with us and help us dream. We hired Bethany alumni Simon Hurst and GC student Eric Miller to fill the gaps of our filming knowledge. And together, we came up with a plan that took into account safety, technical requirements, and artistry.
To make it possible for students to be close to each other while singing, we recorded vocal tracks halfway through the process. The students then rehearsed and performed to their own pre-recorded score. Since we knew all along this would be a filmed production, we designed, blocked and choreographed each scene for the camera instead of for an audience. We discovered that current Bethany senior Tim Fleming has a passion and talent for film, so he planned camera angles and filmed some rehearsals to help us prepare. Our usual production week was filming week, and we recorded in scenes, organized by setting and costume instead of chronology. Students learned how to mentally prepare to jump into a scene instead of stepping into it within the natural flow of a musical. They learned how to be intrinsically motivated to perform without the extrinsic motivation of an audience.
And all of these challenges came in the midst of our usual work - bringing a story to life. Because that's what musical theater is; a coming together of music, dance, acting, and visual artistry, all serving the story. We found that this story was exactly what we needed at this time. Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical novel is about the March family - the members born and adopted into it. It's about four girls who, in the midst of Civil-war era gender expectations, were encouraged to be their own unique selves. It's a story of people choosing love in painful circumstances. It's like a warm hug when we need it most. And that's what we hope our audience gets to experience. As you stream this musical in the comfort of your own homes, we hope you will be wrapped up in lovely music, bold women, and the love of family."