Stage Review

Little Women

Details Lead Performance: Sutton Foster

Custom-made for the American Girl set, this innocuous musicalization of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is a tasteful, if tepid, salute to sisterhood. As aspiring author Jo, the most head-strong of the March girls, Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie) appealingly gawks and gallops her way from adolescence to adulthood. But in trying to weave in Alcott's circuitous plot threads, the show sacrifices emotional depth for narrative breadth: One-note characters (Amy is simply Bratty) and overearnest songs could get devotees' bonnets in a bundle.

Originally posted Feb 07, 2005 Published in issue #806 Feb 11, 2005 Order article reprints
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