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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • SEPS students preparing for production of "Little Women"

  • Opening night is Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Sleepy Eye High School Auditorium
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  • This year, Sleepy Eye Public School is bringing “Little Women” to life on the stage of the high school auditorium.
     
    This timeless and enduring classic is about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.
     
    Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting, or reacquainting, themselves with the sisters; Meg, (played by Hanna Sellner), the oldest; Jo (played by Bethany Seifert), the high-spirited tomboy; Amy (played by Kalyn Haas and McKenzie Cselovszki), the self-centered beauty and gentle Beth, (played by Lauren Laffen), as well as their beloved Marmee (played by Carly Jensen) and father.
     
    Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Share with them the milestones, such as Meg’s declaration of independence from the tyranny of Aunt March (played by Stephanie Hammerschmidt), Amy’s trip to Europe and even Beth’s death. The play ends with Jo’s realization of her life’s work–the publication of her first novel.
     
    Other cast members include Elias Hernandez as Prof. Bhaer; Kaylee Hillmer as Clarissa; Erin Kotten as a hag/dancer; Cori Demming as Mrs. Kirk/dancer; Dulce Guerra as a hag/dancer; Josie Schieffert as a hag/dancer, Jadon Haala as Mr. Laurence; Isaac Nelson as Laurie Laurence; Marc Riederer as John Brooke and Selena Roman as a hag/dancer.
     
    Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all of these important events provide us with a better understanding of our own lives.
    Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much-loved classic tale’s message is still relevant for audiences today.
     
    Little Women is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
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