- One ticket to see Little Women, presented by Opera on the James
- When: Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre of Academy of Fine Arts
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $18 for reserved seating (up to $32.50 value)
- $22 for preferred reserved seating (up to $44 value)
- $29 for premium reserved seating (up to $62.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The endearing, enduring characters of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women have charmed readers for more than a century—but they didn’t belt out high notes until Mark Adamo brought them to the stage. His adaptation follows the four March sisters, who come of age as they anxiously await their father’s return from war. Headstrong Jo, shy Beth, prissy Amy, and Meg, who watches over the family when their mother is absent, all find and lose love, learn the meaning of work, and confront mortality. In Adamo’s take, the story’s central struggle is Jo’s battle against time. “She fights her own and her sisters’ growth,” he wrote in 1998, “because she knows deep down that growing up means growing apart.”
Opera on the James
For nearly a decade, Opera on the James has been demonstrating the power of a well-honed set of vocal chords to Central Virginia and beyond. Having sprung up from the collective effort of community leaders and opera lovers, the company has gone on to present operettas, operas-in-concert, and fully staged operas at venues throughout the area. But it doesn’t stop at the stage. The company also reaches into the classrooms around the area and into community organizations to foster an appreciation for the vocal arts and recognize the talents and helium-filled lungs of rising performers.