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River Valley Players will present ‘Little Women’ the musical

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Pictured above are (sitting left to right): Samantha Farb, Deanne Crook, Christine Gaspardo, and Tara Kunkel and (standing left to right) Jane Knapp, Ken Williamson, Gary Talsky, Robert Gibson, Derrik Gaspardo and Karen Lesman.

HENRY — River Valley Players will present the production of “Little Women” the musical on Oct. 26 and 27, and Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at St. Mary’s Community Center, 1301 Second Ave. in Henry.

“Little Women” follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America.

The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues that are as relevant today as when they were written. This literary classic has been brought to life as an exhilarating musical with glorious music and heart.

“Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope, and is the sound of true America finding its voice.

The Saturday and Sunday performances will be $28.50, which includes the show, a three-course meal and three beverage choices.

For Saturday performances, doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For Sunday performances, doors will open at noon, with dinner beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 will be family night. Tickets for family night are $17, which includes the show. Concessions will be available before the show and at intermission. For school groups attending on family night, tickets will be offered at a discounted price of $15 when a teacher reserves tickets in advance.

The cast includes Deanne Crook (Jo March), Gary Talsky (Professor Bhaer), Tara Kunkel (Amy March), Christine Gaspardo (Meg March), Samantha Farb (Beth March), Jane Knapp (Marmee March), Ken Williamson (Mr. Laurence), Robert Gibson (Laurie Laurence), Karen Lesman (Aunt March and Mrs. Kirk), and Derrik Gaspardo (Mr. John Brooke).

For tickets, contact Judy Schwiderski at 309-364-3403 or email


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