Little Women: The Musical, With Tony Winner Donna McKechnie, Begins Florida Run March 8

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, recently seen in Ten Cents a Dance at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, heads the cast of TheatreZone's production of Little Women: The Musical, which begins performances March 8.

The triple threat plays the role of Marmee at the Naples, FL, venue through March 18. She is joined by Megan Jimenez as Meg March, Megan Yelaney as Jo March, Julie Woods-Robinson as Beth March, Molly Anne Ross as Amy March, Shane Daniel Lord as Laurie Laurence, John Felix as Mr. Laurence, Byron Dement as Professor Bhaer, Daniel Schwab as John Brooke and Megan McCombs as Aunt March with Juliet Jewett, Crystal Demetriades, Colette Rackleff and Bianca Prioletti as dancers.

Mark Danni directs.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, the musical by Allan Knee, Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein follows "the adventures of the four remarkable March sisters coming of age during the American Civil War era," according to press notes.

Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in the original production of A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. In her first full length, one-woman musical celebration, Inside the Music, McKechnie performed songs from several of these productions and offered personal anecdotes about her experiences with some of the theatre's finest actors, directors, producers and writers. A live recording of that act was released on the Fynsworth Alley label. Simon & Schuster published McKechnie's autobiography, "Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life."

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Julie Woods-Robinson, Molly Anne Ross, Megan Jimenez, Donna McKechnie and Megan Yelaney
Julie Woods-Robinson, Molly Anne Ross, Megan Jimenez, Donna McKechnie and Megan Yelaney