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'Little Women' a play to sing and dance about, on stage at Anacortes Community Theatre

Imagine being creative, intelligent and head strong, the oldest of four sisters, in 1861. Imagine having a writing talent and the will for a career in a society where you are, legally, the property first of your father then, when you marry, of your husband. You don't have the vote. You can hardly sign a contract.

That is the world of Louisa May Alcott, who turned it into her first novel, "Little Women," published in 1868.

In 2005 it premiered as a musical on Broadway. Last week a very good production opened at the Anacortes Community Theatre, with an energetic and delightful Lucy Price as Jo....


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