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John Jay High School Students Present 'Little Women'

John Jay High School students are performing in "Little Women." Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District
Kathleen Hefferon Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- Students at John Jay High School will perform in four renditions of the play "Little Women."

"The musical, written by Allan Knee, with lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland, opened on Broadway in 2005," the Katonah-Lewisboro School District announced. "John Jay’s show, directed by Amy M. Geiger, features a cast, crew and pit orchestra of nearly sixty-five students."

The announcement added, "Little Women, the musical, is based on Louisa May Alcott's classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, follows the adventures of the four March sisters—brassy, tomboy-like, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth."

Geiger, who is also a music teacher at John Jay, is joined by Kathleen Hefferon as assistant director, the district noted. Hefferon is a 2009 John Jay graduate.

“I’ve come back to John Jay for the last four or five years to work on shows,” Hefferon said in a statement. “It’s fantastic to work with people who were so formative for me when I was in high school.”

Hefferon is one of several alumni who are involved.

“What makes our productions truly special are the alumni that continue to return year after year to work on our productions. About twelve alumni are participating in Little Women,” Geiger said in a statement.

The renditions are scheduled for Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults.

Tickets will be sold, according to the district, in the school's Theatre Lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, Friday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 28. Tickets will also be available for one hour prior to each performance, the district added.

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